Town Column : Aquinnah
The summer is flying by and the weather feels more like June or July than August. I feel like once the fair comes and goes the end of summer is around the corner, which is why I'm starting a campaign now to keep summer going into October. We got so gypped with the weather at the beginning of the season, I think we should get to turn the start of fall into the second half of summer. When September hits, let's all pretend it's still August, it'll be like summer vacation only better because our kids will be back in school and there won't be as many tourists. I think it could work.
Chief Randhi Belain passed along a couple more traffic comments to me. He reminds us all to drive within the speed limit, especially in the morning when mixed traffic is heaviest. He asks that bikers ride single file with the flow of traffic and obey traffic laws, and that walkers and joggers go against the flow of traffic, staying to the side of the road. Excellent advice.
Tonight at the Capawock Theatre in Vineyard Haven is the premiere of Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth's documentary about Kate Taylor, "Tunes from the Tipi and Other Songs from Home." This is a feature-length documentary about one of Aquinnah's favorite musicians. Show times are 5:30 and 7:30 pm; tickets are $10. At 9 pm there will be a reception at Che's Lounge featuring the filmmakers and Kate Taylor will perform with some surprise guests. Tickets, which include the after party, a ticket to the movie, and a signed DVD, are $60.
This Saturday there will be a beading demonstration at the Aquinnah Cultural Center by Linda Coombs, and Saturday night there is the Wampanoag Feast and Lecture on the Wampanak Language, with Jessi Little Doe Baird. Tickets are $100; it runs from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Call 508-645-7900 for more information on both events.
From Wednesday, August 19, through Sunday, August 22, the pottery of Gladys Widdis will be on exhibit at the Aquinnah Cultural Center.
On Sunday, August 16, from 3 to 7 pm, bookbinder Mitzi Pratt will hold an open studio at 5 Moshup Trail. Stop by and see her beautiful work.
On Sunday at the West Tisbury Congregational Church, the Reverend Raphael Warnock will be speaking. He is the senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Martin Luther King's home church for many years.
There will be a public forum on the proposed wind energy bylaw draft this Tuesday, August 18, at 5:30 pm at the Town Hall. It is hosted by the planning board and you can ask your questions and comment on this issue there.
Congratulations to Dr. Ryan Shea, son of Susan Shea and grandson to Nickie Lana, who is now an associate with Dr. David Finkelstein.
Welcome home to Jim and Kathy Newman who spent the past month in New York City.
Nonie Madison and her sons, Amos and Waylon, are spending the week in Billings, Montana, with the boys' grandparents, Pat and Terry Sauer. They are enjoying sightseeing and swimming in the pool. Husband and dad Dan is holding down the fort here and cooking up delicious food at the Outermost Inn.