Aquinnah: Birthdays, blizzards and babies


My little column seems completely redundant on a week like this. As I write this, “they” are predicting two feet of snow and 70 mph winds. School for Tuesday has already been closed, and so are the YMCA, the Boys and Girls Club, and all Peter Pan buses to and from Wood’s Hole. But by the time you read this, the storm will most likely have passed, and we will know how bad it was, and what came down, and if the power went out. But I, lacking a crystal ball, have no idea what the situation in Aquinnah will be on Thursday when this comes out. So all I can say is that I hope everyone stayed safe and that the damage was not too bad, and that we are all still standing and alive.

All events at Pathways this week have been canceled.

At the library this Thursday, Jan. 29, at 5 pm is the next “Dinner and a Movie for Kids.” Pizza and veggies will be served, along with a kids’ movie. On Saturday at  2:30 pm, there will be a special guest at Story Time: Llama Llama will be visiting, so come in and say, “Hi!” to this cozy, lovable creature. On Saturday, Feb. 7, from noon to 2 pm, there will be a master class on flavored extracts. You can make your own vanilla extract, and two other flavored extracts, to take home. On Feb. 12 at 5 pm, there will be another “Dinner and a Movie for Kids.”

The First Congregational Church of West Tisbury is holding community suppers every Wednesday at 5:30 pm. The church will provide the main course, if you can please bring a side dish, but if you can’t that’s fine too. Everyone is welcome.

Little Ivan Ignacio Vanderhoop turned 4 this past weekend! So big, so fast. At least we have a new baby coming (and by the time this column comes out it may already be here) in Aquinnah. We are all waiting for Tiffany Vanderhoop’s little one to arrive.