Town Column : Aquinnah
Yay! The Saints won. I love it when the underdog comes through. It was nice to have an exciting football game to break up the frigid monotony that is winter in Aquinnah right now. But at least we can get out of our houses and down our roads unlike the people in Washington, D.C., and Virginia. My sister-in-law, who lives in the Catskills and spends part of the winter in Virginia to escape the snow and the cold, said, "Gee, I'm so glad I came south for the winter."
Remember the flea market at the Old Town Hall this Saturday, from 10 am to 3 pm. Call Betty Joslow if you would like to help or purchase a table spot at 508-645-3340.
Also Saturday night is Caribbean Night at the Chilmark Community Center to benefit the Chilmark School. Tickets are $15 and available through ticketsmv.com.
Tomorrow is the deadline for the eight lots available through West Tisbury Affordable Housing.
Island native and now New York resident Chris Kann is going to Haiti on a relief mission. Many of you will remember Chris as an actor in a wide variety of Vineyard Playhouse roles. He was also a member of the West Tisbury Fire Department. Chris felt that his training as a fireman and "first responder" qualified him to be of service, and he felt compelled to start laying the groundwork for a trip to Haiti. If all goes well he will be headed to Haiti today. He will be working with a group called Community Coalition for Haiti, cchaiti.org. You can make donations directly to that group via their website or if you would like to donate directly to Chris to offset the expenses of his trip, as he and all other volunteers he is going with are paying for their trips out of pocket, you can send a check to Chris' mom: Mary Kann, P.O. Box 1160, West Tisbury MA 02568. Make checks payable to Christopher Kann. Chris and his group will be in Haiti for two weeks. It is recommended that due to the nature of the work no one stay longer than two weeks to avoid burnout. Best of luck to Chris and his group for a safe journey.
Coffee hour at the library continues to be a success. Stop on in Saturday mornings at 10 am.
Ona Ignacio, her mother, Adriana, and her aunt, Berta, recently came back from a trade show in Atlanta. They also met up with Clarissa Allen and Susan Huck of the Allen Farm down there. Ona could not give me any details of the trip, but she said that they all had a lot of fun and they might have gotten into a little trouble.
Of course Sunday is Valentine's Day. A day that does not bring joy to everyone. So, whether you are part of a couple or not, I wish you lots of love and joy in whatever form it comes in.