Well I can honestly say I have never felt so cold. It certainly is creating a stir and I know that the ponds have frozen so the kids can skate. I also know that I have made every excuse for me not to go outside and do anything.

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. I am away and I do not have my list but I will make it up big time next week.

Happy New Year to everyone. I hope you all had a great New Year’s Eve and a warm one. I spent my night with my 17-month-old great great nephew Oliver, and his parents Amanda and Thom. We had a nice dinner and made it to midnight to have a sparkling cider toast then to bed by 12:30. Uneventful, yes, happy, even better.

Mary Ellen Kresel, who now lives in the Villages in Florida, had a great week with family. Jonathan and Courtney with Wesley and Parker went down on Dec. 20 and were able to go swimming. The next day they took the golf cart to get ice cream. It was in the 80s. On Dec. 22 they met Auntie Sue, Uncle Josh, Benjamin and Ari at Disney for the day. Sue picked up Jonathan Kaden on the way to the Villages, and they celebrated Uncle Josh birthday and Christmas before they started to leave.

As construction continues on the future Martha’s Vineyard Museum in Vineyard Haven, back in Edgartown the galleries will remain closed this winter as staff and professionals prepare the collection for the eventual move to the former Marine Hospital. The Gale Huntington Research Library will also be closed to the public.

Although closed for walk-in hours, researchers interested in visiting the library in person or who have research inquiries can still contact research librarian Bow Van Riper at emailing bvanriper@mvmuseum.org or 508-627-4441. Museum programming will continue all winter in off-site locations.

The galleries will re-open to the public on Saturday, May 26 with new exhibits for one final summer in Edgartown. They are expected to remain open until Columbus Day.

The Edgartown Library announces a Family Regifting Swap Event to be held on Saturday, Jan. 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. Bring a new, unwrapped gift for each person who wants to participate, and go home with something new.

I hope you stay warm and remember our furry friends and they need to be inside also. If you can, throw some food out for our feathered friends.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.

Send Edgartown news to kathleencase@comcast.net.