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Aquinnah: What’s everyone up to?

I have some good news this week: March is over. Since we have been at home way, way more than usual lately, my family...

Aquinnah: The rest of us should stay home

“The world needs a wash and a week's rest.”  –W.H. Auden It looks like some of us are going to get that in the...

Aquinnah: hunkering down

What a difference a week makes. My last column was all about the fun social activities happening on-Island and this week, everything has been...

Aquinnah: March like a lion

Talk about March coming in like a lion. There was so much going on this weekend. On Friday, Pathways hosted a dance party, then...

Aquinnah: League of Women Voters at Pathways

Kate Taylor, Isaac Taylor, and Phil DaRosa took a road trip last week, all the way to Nashville, Tenn. They performed at Puckett's Leiper's...

Aquinnah: A very happy birthday

The presidential primary for Massachusetts is on Tuesday, March 3. The polls will be open from noon to 8 pm. Early voting in Aquinnah...

Aquinnah: Busy week coming up

Good news! You can now bring your food waste to the Aquinnah dump. Island Grown Initiative has set up a receptacle for everyone to...

Aquinnah: Stay well

Welcome to Julia Matejcek, the new library associate at the Aquinnah library. Stop in and say “Hi!” if you haven’t already. Julia was kind...

Aquinnah: New town website

It’s that time of year when it starts to get very quiet in town. Unless you frequent the library, town hall, and selectmen meetings,...

Aquinnah: Have you heard?

Have you heard? All the libraries on the Island are now fine-free! They are experimenting with a no-fine policy. Look under your kids’ beds,...

Aquinnah: Thank you, June Manning

Have you ever noticed that June Manning is everywhere? If ever I go to an event that needs volunteers, June is probably one of...

Aquinnah: You have options

You would think that because the holidays are over, it would mellow out around here, but that is not proving to be the case....

Aquinnah: Happy ‘Done with the Holidays Day’

Happy New Year one and all and happy “Done with the Holidays Day” for all who celebrate it. Are you not familiar with this...

Aquinnah: Farewell Chilmark Chocolates

I have been in denial about this for a long time (pretty much most of the year) but Chilmark Chocolates has closed for good....

Aquinnah: Carl Widdis’s tree

Pam Glavin called me the other day, and told me that she is putting up Carl’s tree again this year. This is a tradition...

Aquinnah: The Aquinnah Artisans Fair

The Aquinnah Artisans Fair held this past weekend was wonderful. There were so many talented artists there from Aquinnah, and other parts of the...

Aquinnah: Outermost Inn

OK, everyone, we all have one more month to go to the Outermost Inn for lunch and/or Sunday brunch. As of now, the plan...

Aquinnah: I do not know what the answer to this is

Happy Thanksgiving, one and all. I recognize this is a holiday that for some in our community is not cause for celebration, and that...

Aquinnah: Climate resilience workshop

The Aquinnah Community Resilience Building Workshop was this past Saturday, and it was informative and inspiring. The event was facilitated by the Martha’s Vineyard...

Aquinnah: Kudos to all the creative Vineyarders

I’m not sure whether to blame Vineyard Haven for postponing Halloween, thereby creating a situation where we got to trick-or-treat twice, (a joy for...