Sunday, November 27, 2022

Aquinnah

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 about a foot and a half, judging from the shoveling...

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 omicron wave will ebb in February? Maybe there will be...

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 road. It was walking on the road, and then jumped...

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 little rough. Here are a couple of options here in...

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 of years we’ve had, I don’t even know what to...

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 known more people with COVID in the past two weeks...

Aquinnah: Festive spirit in the air

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The Aquinnah Artisan’s Festival this past weekend was a complete delight. The vendors were talented with so many wonderful gifts, the food provided by Goldie’s Food Truck and the Orange Peel Bakery was delicious...

Aquinnah: Merry and bright

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Has everyone noticed how festive our town is looking these days? From the Christmas lights around the lighthouse, the lights on the library and the lights and decorations on the town hall, Aquinnah is...

Aquinnah: Tinged with hints of winter

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I hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend. Aside from one rainy day, the weather was fine, and tinged with hints of winter. Many other places got their first snowfall while we got rain....

Aquinnah: A day of remembrance

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The 52nd Annual National Day of Mourning will be held on Nov. 25, at noon on Cole's Hill (above Plymouth Rock), in Plymouth, Mass. The event is created and facilitated by United American Indians...

Aquinnah: Love loves love

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Such heartbreak this week, with the death of the great June Manning last Monday. June did so much for her family and community that it actually feels as if we have lost more than...

Aquinnah: An odd combination but the truth

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If you have not seen it yet, you must check out Padma Lakshmi’s “Taste of the Nation: Holiday Edition.” It came out on Hulu last Thursday and the second episode, “Truth and the Turkey...

Aquinnah: Last week was a lot to manage

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Last week was a lot to manage. First there was that very intense nor’easter that came through Tuesday night and lasted through Wednesday, knocked out power all over the Island. Here in Aquinnah, most...

Aquinnah: Scorpio season continues

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Juli Vanderhoop has opened a small retail shop on her property as part of the expansion of the Orange Peel Bakery. She held an open house this weekend and it was packed with people...

Aquinnah: Wear something orange

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The Derby has ended, and deer hunting season has started — it actually started a couple of weeks ago, but we were all still focused on the Derby. So, a friendly reminder that if...

Aquinnah: ‘West with the Night’

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It was a sad week last week. Arnie Reisman, one of the Poet Laureates of Martha’s Vineyard, board member and performer at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, writer, joke maker, fighter for social justice, honorary...

Aquinnah: Cranberry Day

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Just one more holiday weekend to get through and then the season is officially over. Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day weekend everyone. Let’s all take a deep inhale and exhale. We made it through a...

Aquinnah: Indigenous Peoples Day

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It’s about time! The first annual Indigenous Peoples Day will be held at Felix Neck on Monday, Oct. 11, from 2 to 4 pm. This is a collaboration between the Aquinnah Cultural Center and...

Aquinnah: Exhibit to benefit Mytoi

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I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful September, as it is the month we all suffer through August for. Even with some intense rainstorms, the weather has been wonderful and that full moon this...

Aquinnah: Native plant kits

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Martha’s Vineyard kids went back to school last Wednesday, and it was wonderful to see pictures of all the town kids starting off the new year. Latham Higgins began his last year of high...