Aquinnah opens its doors


It’s like this every year isn’t it? February, March, and April drag on and on with their cold, wet weather and then May hits and in the beginning it’s still more of the same and then, boom, everything starts blooming and the to-do lists grow longer by the minute. Do I always leave everything to the last minute or is there just so much more to do in May? I think it’s the latter. More work, more jobs, more cleanup, and of course more people and more traffic.

Dreamcatcher at the Cliffs is opening Thursday, May 22, at 11:30 am. Come on by for some lunch or for ice cream or both. The Outermost Inn will be opening for dinner on Friday at 6 pm. They will be open Friday-Sunday until the beginning of June and then go to Tuesday-Sunday. They will be serving their $79 fixed price meal, and you can call 508-645-3511 to reserve a table. The Chilmark Tavern opened this past weekend and will be open Thursday-Monday until late June and then seven days a week in the high season.

At the library this Saturday, starting at noon, there will there will be a pizza garden planting party. The harvesting of which will result in a pizza party at the end of the summer.

Joan LeLacheur will host an open studio at her home this Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. She has new creations of wampum, abalone, and conch and moon snail. If you are looking for a gift for a graduate, a bride, or just someone special. Come on by 42 Old South Road. Call 508-645-9954 for more details.

Congratulations to Juli Vanderhoop who is now a selectman of Aquinnah. The results were announced at the Orange Peel Bakery during pizza night last week and much raucous celebrating ensued. It’s going to be a hectic summer for Juli with her new schedule, but I’m sure she can handle it. Many thanks are due to outgoing selectman Beverly Wright who served for three years. I found Beverly to be fair in her judgment and well educated on whatever subjects came before the selectmen. Thank you, Beverly, for all your service to the town.

Paula and David Eisenberg are headed to Croatia this week for their son’s wedding. When I asked why Croatia, was his bride from there? They replied no that the couple just wanted to get married someplace interesting and picked Croatia. The Gerhard family welcomed a new puppy into their family this weekend, whose name is Oscar.

Of course the whole Island was rocked by the news of Pat Gregory’s senseless murder last weekend. I knew Pat only slightly because of his work at Educomp, but he was always so kind to me. Whenever I saw him, no matter what he was doing, be it watching his grandchildren play soccer or working at Educomp he was always happy and calm. He seemed to radiate good will. There is no way that I can make sense of this pointless crime that has robbed Pat’s family and all of us of his wonderful presence. I know he will be greatly missed for many years to come.

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