Thursday, February 25, 2021

Aquinnah

Aquinnah: Opening in phases

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Happy Memorial Day everyone, we’ve made it this far! While this weekend promises to be different from years past, let’s all be grateful for being safe and healthy, albeit restricted from some people and...

Aquinnah: Community art project

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Just to show you that this quarantine has turned my brain to mush and my sense of time has completely collapsed — in last week’s column I completely forgot about Mother’s Day. Not only...

Aquinnah: Safely keeping the light on

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Filmmakers Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth, in collaboration with Pathways, on Thursday, May 7, at 8 pm will have an online launch celebration on Zoom in honor of their film, “Keepers of the Light.”...

Aquinnah: Relief comes in many forms

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I have wonderful news; as of April 30, Salt Rock Chocolate is officially open. Salt Rock Chocolate is a company started by Ali and Sarah Flanders, who studied under the master chocolatiers of Chilmark...

Aquinnah: Watch out for ticks, too

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You know what stinks about Covid-19 on Martha’s Vineyard (aside from everything)? We still have to worry about ticks and Lyme disease. You’d think the little buggers would have a little courtesy and sit...

Aquinnah: On the hunt for Easter eggs

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Thank you to Jamie Spears Vanderhoop who had the brilliant idea of organizing a “social distancing” egg hunt. The parents and kids of Aquinnah decorated large paper pictures of Easter eggs and posted them...

Aquinnah: Check in with friends

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Since I am not seeing anyone in person right now, news of Aquinnah residents’ activities is scarce. I reached out to some people via Facebook to see how they were faring in this time...

Aquinnah: What’s everyone up to?

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I have some good news this week: March is over. Since we have been at home way, way more than usual lately, my family and I have gotten some projects done. The first weekend...

Aquinnah: The rest of us should stay home

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“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 form of a stay-at-home order from our governor. I say...

Aquinnah: hunkering down

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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 cancelled due to COVID-19. Social distancing is the new hot...

Aquinnah: March like a lion

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Talk about March coming in like a lion. There was so much going on this weekend. On Friday, Pathways hosted a dance party, then on Saturday, Friends of Family Planning brought back the Lip...

Aquinnah: League of Women Voters at Pathways

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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 Fork in Nashville, and the word on the street is...

Aquinnah: A very happy birthday

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The presidential primary for Massachusetts is on Tuesday, March 3. The polls will be open from noon to 8 pm. Early voting in Aquinnah is happening through Friday, Feb. 28 from noon to 4...

Aquinnah: Busy week coming up

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

Aquinnah: Stay well

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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 enough to let me know that tonight, Thursday, Feb. 6...

Aquinnah: New town website

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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, you could go days without seeing a neighbor. The peace...

Aquinnah: Have you heard?

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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, under car seats, and in your beach bag from this...

Aquinnah: Thank you, June Manning

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Have you ever noticed that June Manning is everywhere? If ever I go to an event that needs volunteers, June is probably one of them. In the summertime, you can find her at the...

Aquinnah: You have options

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You would think that because the holidays are over, it would mellow out around here, but that is not proving to be the case. If you read on, you will see that there are...

Aquinnah: Happy ‘Done with the Holidays Day’

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Happy New Year one and all and happy “Done with the Holidays Day” for all who celebrate it. Are you not familiar with this day? Let me explain how to celebrate: Stay in your...
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