Happy New Year to one and all. May we enjoy a year of peace, forgiveness, prosperity, and especially the best of health for one and all.

Congratulations to the following students at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School for their honor roll status. Seniors with an Aquinnah connection include Sophia Lew, Kayla Manning and Anastasia Sargent. Meaghan Jeffers is a junior on the high honor roll. Juniors on the honor roll include Jeffrey Duarte, Mariah Moreis, Naomi Scott and Grace Vanderhoop. Sophomores include Molly Fischer, Darrell Moreis and Sarah Mendes-Swift. Freshmen include Tyler Araujo, Adahy Gonsalves and Maxwell Moreis.

The day of the monthly town nurse clinic is being changed!  It will now be held the first Monday of every month — same time, same place — 1 to 3 p.m. at the town hall. The January clinic will take place on Monday the 5th. This is a drop-in clinic and is free to all residents of Aquinnah. Have your blood pressure checked or your post-holiday weight. Juleann VanBelle, RN also provides general health assessments and referrals to health services as needed. If you prefer, you may make an appointment for a specific time to see her by calling 774-563-0666.

Pam Glavin, aka Pesto Pam, has been travelling back and forth to Worcester to care for and assist her parents Dr. Ralph and Alice Falcone. Get well wishes to Dr. Falcone.

Captain Buddy Vanderhoop and his wife Lisa Bibko traveled to upstate New York for the Christmas holiday with her father, Nicholas Bibko, and a visit with her brothers. Lisa’s 2009 dog calendars are on sale across the Vineyard.

Dawn Widdiss arrived to spend Christmas with her mother, Gladys A. Widdiss, and to visit with her brothers Donald and Carl.

Happy birthday wishes to Donald Widdiss on Jan. 2. Evelyn Vanderhoop will celebrate on Jan. 3 and shares the day with Christopher Fischer and Matthew Scott. Stephen P. Silvia will party on Jan. 4. Alexander James Milavsky will celebrate on Jan. 5 and shares the day with Francis Brown. Kaitlyn Joy Vanderhoop will be three years old on Jan. 6. Elise LeBovit will party on Jan. 7. Super Nurse, even in her retirement, Ann Burt will observe her special day on Jan. 9.