Well, it was great while it lasted but the days of having temperatures in the 60s is over for this winter. We had our first snowfall of the season on Monday evening with significant wind gusts, just a slight dusting but the temperature on Tuesday morning was 18 falling to subzero. Think spring! Fenway Park opens on April 11!

Aquinnah Public Library will have a kids’ craft on Saturday, Jan. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., making 3-D snowmen out of Styrofoam balls. Have you ever noticed the artwork on display in the library? I remember the spirit circle was the work of Donald Widdiss, and a few of the other pieces but does anyone remember who donated the oil painting looking toward the south shore from the Aquinnah Shop?

Lasagna season is starting! The Federated Church of Martha’s Vineyard on South Summer street in Edgartown is happy to announce they are resuming their free lasagna community meals at the parish house, starting this Sunday and continuing every Sunday through March 21. Lasagna will be served between 12:30 and 2 p.m. All are welcome. This rounds out providing community meals on each day of the week in five of the Vineyard towns at different churches.

Thank you to William Kistner for his participation in the Aquinnah Christmas party. He always enjoys the ride on the fire truck with Jay Smalley. Bill and Joan Kistner returned to their home in New York a week ago and came back this week, leaving again on Wednesday morning.

The first Chilmark potluck of the season will happen Saturday night at 5 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center. Aquinnah performers include Isaac Taylor as well as Carole Vandal. A few other UPIS LANDERS we might know include Jemima James and her son Willy Mason, as well as Rick O’Gorman. If you are inclined to perform, just bring a dish to share and enjoy the evening.

The Aquinnuts bowling team has started again in the new year, including Thomas Murphy, Esq., Captains Buddy and Chip Vanderhoop, Captain Hollis Smith, Brian Webster, and alternate Sgt. Paul Manning. Let’s see how they finish out this season on their Sunday evenings of fun.

Max and Cheryl Batzer were at their Lobsterville home over New Year’s weekend. We will look forward to their return in a few months.

Thank you to Dr. Jeffrey Horenstein and the staff at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital ER over the past week. One night my nurses were Chelsea and Nancy Taub and on the second visit Natasha Huffam with Dana checking in with me.

My friend Mark Alan Lovewell will present Celestial Navigation at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m. Members $8, non-members $12.

Barbara Gentry and her sister Joan Gentry Patadal have returned home after spending Christmas with Beatrice Patadal and Fabian Pattarroyo.

Condolences to the family and friends of Mark Martin, who passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 1 at Winchester Hospital. Mark was the son of Ginger Martin and stepson of David Duarte. We had worked closely together over the years, especially with his Eco-MV business.

Get well wishes to Matahquhs Leonard Vanderhoop, who was born Dec. 8 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, and has been an in-patient twice and then a patient at Children’s Hospital in Boston. He is presently recuperating from his viral infection as well as his pneumonia.

Joel and Tamara Buchwald will celebrate their 15th anniversary on Jan. 13.

Ava Louise Dubno will be two years old Friday. Ann Burt celebrates a major milestone Saturday. Aquinnah ranger Michael Sellitti Jr. will party on Jan. 11, sharing the day with his grandmother Gloria Fisk. Moryn Holmes Widdiss will be three years old on Jan. 11. Pam Glavin will celebrate on Jan. 12 and shares the day with Gordon Perry, Priscilla Belain, Alex Mayhew, and Caleb Hallett. Jan. 13 will be a day of celebration for Brian Athearn, Marilyn Manning, and Edie Baker.

Jocelyn Woods and her twin brother Dillon will be 10 years old on the 13th, while their mom Megan Woods celebrates on the 14th. Faith Vanderhoop and Carol Mayrand share the day on Jan. 15.

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