The Aquinnah holiday party was a very community-spirited event from the youngest Nanawusuwee at six weeks up to the eldest. We will not have to mention any names as there were a few of us tied for that category. Thank you to Nonie Madison for organizing the event with the assistance of some of her elves Adam, Alexandra, Betty, Dan, Jay, Margie, Paul and Theresa. Plans are already underway for next year.

Condolences to Jessie Little Doe Baird, her husband Jason, their daughter Mae Alice and extended family for the loss of her mother Loretta White Jones. Services were held in Mashpee this week.

Condolences to the family and friends of Curtis Boyd who passed away this week. He spent many years watching over the youth of the Vineyard while overseeing many of us at the Boys and Girls Club when it was on School street.

Max Butler arrived home from Boston to celebrate the holiday with his parents Lenny and Mallory. This week, Max is heading to Nashville to perform some of his musical talents.

Charles Eccher and his daughter Mary Helen were holiday guests of his daughter Joanne Eccher, her husband Derrill Bazzy and their son Jacob. While here, Mary Helen celebrated her birthday. Alexa and Zoe Fisher have arrived home from their senior year college studies to spend the holiday with their parents Peter and Teresa Temple. Condolences to the family and friends of Priscilla Silva Magnuson who passed away this week. Priscilla was a dear friend to many across the Vineyard and assisted many with their antique collections.

Leigh and Christy Moreis and their sons Levi and Isaac have recently returned from a family trip to Atlanta, Ga. to attend a wedding as well as to have a mini-reunion with Christy’s brother.

Beatrice Patadal arrived home this week to spend Christmas with her Mom, Joan Gentry Patadal, grandmother, Beatrice Vanderhoop Gentry, and aunt, Barbara Gentry.

Nanawusuwee Roxane Vanderhoop Powell arrived for her Aquinnah debut at six weeks of age to meet her aunts, uncles, cousins and the community. She was accompanied by her mother Naushon Beth Vanderhoop. While visiting her aunt Diamond Ellie Vanderhoop. She is being doted upon by her grandmother Roxane Ackerman.

Captain Hugh Taylor and Jeanne have arrived home to their Outermost Inn to spend Christmas with their grandchildren Olive and Violet MacPhail, Emmett and Tillie Taylor, as well as with their Taylor and Flanders families.

Condolences to Mimi Trimmer, her husband Todd and their family in the loss of her father, Clarence Dunn Jr.

Happy New Year. Have a safe and peaceful holiday. Safe journeys for those traveling.

Happy seventh anniversary wishes to Flip Scipio and his bride Mitzi Pratt as they celebrate on Dec. 30.

Happy 21st anniversary to Richard Skidmore and Joan Lelacheur on Dec. 31.

Happy first birthday wishes to Charlotte Bologna on Dec. 29.

Happy birthday wishes to Walter Delaney on Dec. 29. Happy seventh birthday wishes to Olive and Violet MacPhail as they party on Dec. 30.