Aquinnah: lots to talk about


By the time this comes out we may or may not have a new selectman, and we will have hopefully had a quorum at our town meeting and gotten all our business handled, but as I write, both the meeting and the election have not happened yet. Having a contested selectman’s race certainly has given us something to talk about these past few weeks, and once it’s over we can return to the tasks at hand: tackling ridiculously long to-do lists and stressing out about summer.

Upcoming events at the library include: on Saturday, May 16, at 11 am, Jazz Up the Kids’ Room with Your Own Creations craft time. On Saturday, May 23, there will be Mad Libs and Coloring at 11 am. On May 28, there will be an Adult Book Group from 5 to 6:30 pm. The book that will be discussed is A Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian. Last, on Saturday, May 30, there will be a Family Jaws Party at 11 am where there will be opportunities to make a shark puppet, answer trivia, and more.

This Friday at the Chilmark Santander branch (which is closing at the end of the month), there will be one last art opening and potluck, from 4 to 6 pm. Please come and give the ladies at the bank a great sendoff. Bring something to eat or drink. I have a feeling by the end of the night there will not be a dry eye in the house.

This Saturday is Spring Electronics Disposal Day, sponsored by Martha’s Vineyard Community Services. Clean out those closets and basements and bring all your old electronics to Community Services from 9 am to 2 pm. From there they will be taken off-Island and disposed of in an environmentally friendly way. There is a small fee for the disposal and a 10 percent discount for carloads. All proceeds benefit MVCS.

Happy birthday to Aquinnah Witham, who celebrates on Sunday, and to seasonal resident Mimi Trimmer, who celebrates on May 20. Happy birthday, you fine ladies you. There was a lovely gathering of moms and dads and kids at the Aquinnah Shop this Mother’s Day. I hope all the moms were properly celebrated all over the Island.