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Aquinnah: Shops opening for business

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Have you been to the Gayhead Store at the Cliffs? It opened this past weekend, and it’s run by the Smalley family. They have...

Aquinnah: Why does the winter drag on?

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Memorial Day is just around the corner, but you wouldn’t know from the perpetual wind tunnel we are living in these days. I didn’t...

Aquinnah: I was reminded why I live here

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I know that I complain a fair amount about the quiet winters here, and especially the winter weather. Usually at some point in April,...

Aquinnah: Things are beginning to come to life

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Happy School Vacation Week everyone! I hope you all started it with a good Passover, Easter, or Ramadan celebration. I know the Community Baptist...

Aquinnah: Many hands make light work

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The beachgrass planting that took place on Lobsterville Beach this past Saturday was a grand success. Twenty thousand stems of beachgrass were planted to...

Aquinnah: It was an excellent production

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If you did not see “Les Misérables” at the MVRHS this past weekend, you really missed out. It was an excellent production, with some...

Aquinnah: This year’s Oscar telecast did not disappoint

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I’m not sure how many Oscar fans there are in Aquinnah. I, for one, always watch them, no matter how long, misguided, or out...

Aquinnah: We miss you, June

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March is nearly over, and while I am not convinced we will not have another snow or windstorm, the pinkletinks are back in force....

Aquinnah: The water will still be chilly

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Happy first day of spring (this coming Tuesday)! While the wind has been howling and we had some snow last week, the crocuses are...

Aquinnah: Daylight lasting beyond 5:30 pm

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Remember to spring forward this Saturday. We will lose an hour, but will gain infinite joy in daylight lasting beyond 5:30 pm. Spring will...

Aquinnah: Purposely avoiding social media

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Greetings from cold, bright, and snowy Ithaca, N.Y., where I am visiting seasonal Aquinnah residents Rachel and Mike McDonald. The air is bracing, and...

Aquinnah: Check out the Martha’s Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative

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Happy school vacation week, everyone. I hope you are getting the vacation you want, or are just going to enjoy the lack of traffic...

Aquinnah: The ads were okay

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Super Bowl Sunday and a wintry snowfall! I was not expecting that, although I enjoyed the two-hour delay from the schools since I was...

Aquinnah: Winter until mid-May

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Last week was Groundhog Day and of course the groundhog saw his shadow and the rest of the U.S. will get six more weeks...

Aquinnah: Shoveled, then shoveled some more

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That was quite a storm we had on Saturday. I’m not sure what the exact snowfall totals were for Aquinnah — it seemed to be...

Aquinnah: Wouldn’t that be nice?

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February starts on Tuesday, we are now one step closer to, what? I don’t even know what to look forward to anymore. Maybe this...

Aquinnah: This is good news

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Sometime in mid-November, when I was returning from a walk with a friend, she excitedly pointed out a quail at the bend in my...

Aquinnah: It’s a new year!

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It’s a new year! If you are reading this that means you’ve made it through the last couple of years, which have been a...

Aquinnah: The best small town

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Happy New Year one and all. I don’t make resolutions but I do sometimes set intentions or make wishes but after the past couple...

Aquinnah: Please be careful

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I was really hoping for less COVID for Christmas, but I guess that is not going to be the case this year. I have...