I guess I don’t have to say too much about the weather. It sure has been one heck of a week. I think even though we all watched the weather closely, there were those who still thought the storm might just pass around us. As I write this, they are saying maybe more snow is on its way.

I think the best part about a storm is when it is over and the sun comes out and everything is so white and the blue sky is at its brightest. I’d like to say it looks so innocent out there, but you know that just the day before people and wild things were taking shelter. Now the shoveling begins and I have to give a shout out to those who worked all night to keep streets clear in case of emergency.

This winter, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum is offering three different classes from the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School the opportunity to guest curate their own exhibits. First, opening Friday, Jan. 30, Chris Baer’s photography class will unveil Oak Bluffs Portraits: As Time Goes By. The opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Pease House Galleries, admission is free and the exhibit will be up throughout February.

This past autumn and early winter, Mr. Baer’s photography students staked out the nooks and crannies of downtown Oak Bluffs climbing walls, crawling down alleys, and accosting strangers in an attempt to recreate archival photos of Oak Bluffs that they had uncovered and studied in the museum library. The resulting exhibit in the museum’s Spotlight Gallery reveals a number of different themes involving people and places changing over time and shows the connections the students made between the archives and the modern photographed Islanders.

Following the photography exhibit, the Spotlight Gallery will be home to an exhibit put together by Elaine Weintraub’s Irish history class entitled An Gorta Mor and Martha’s Vineyard. Finally in April, Corinne Kurtz and the high school’s history club working with WINFO (the Women’s Information Organization) will debut Mystery Quilt, which exhibits their research on a mystery 1890 quilt signed by 14 Vineyard women. Visit mvmuseum.org for more information about upcoming programming and exhibits.

Stay safe and don’t forget to check on your elderly neighbors. Even though I don’t consider myself an elderly neighbor, I was very glad to see my “errand husband” as I call him, Mark Blodgett, and neighbor Dan Townes who has been a part of my neighborhood life since he was a young boy. If anything happens in the house I call Mark and he comes right over. Mark and Dan have been my rocks and I always feel so safe with them around. I consider myself a very lucky woman.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.

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