The sun has been out a few days this past week. Sunday morning was warm and Monday even though the wind was blowing was so bright and beautiful. I even opened the windows to change the air in the house. The cat thought it was great as she lay in the window sill to get some fresh air and enjoy the sun. I know it is going to change, but I enjoyed it while it was here.

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Tiernan Crowell and Ethan Thibodeau, who celebrated Feb. 3; Gloriannie Amaral-Espinoza, Feb. 5; Stefano Avansini and Shilah Trott, Feb. 7; Harper Kelly, Geovane Meikle and Camden Townes, Feb. 8; and to Liam Decker who celebrates his day Feb. 9.

Congratulations to Erin Leighton and Jim Huckins, on the birth of their son Charlie Leighton Huckins, who was born Jan. 23. Charlie, who was born at Mass General, weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces. His grandparents are Charlie and Susan Leighton of Edgartown and Connecticut, and Jim and Francine Huckins of West Tisbury. All are home now and waiting to meet all his new friends and family. Congratulations to all.

I know not all of us are living the letdown of the Patriot loss, but the buildup of the Super Bowl was huge and now it is quiet. We have the Olympics coming this weekend so that will keep us TV viewers busy.

The libraries of Martha’s Vineyard are collaborating with MVTV on a project called MV Signs Then and Now, an effort to revive sign language as a second language as it existed on the Island from the late 1600s to the middle 1900s.

Here at the library, Lynn Thorpe will lead a four-session Beginners Sign Language Workshop, meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Space is limited; please call or stop by to sign up for this free course.

Meanwhile, MVTV is broadcasting a new lesson on Channel 13 three times each week: Saturdays at 9 a.m., Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. The series is also available on DVD at all the Island libraries.

Join the Farm Institute at the Edgartown Library as they bring wool from their Cotswold sheep to craft a farm Valentine. Each participant will go home with a valentine to share. Drop-ins welcome; children under 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

I hope you all have a nice Valentine’s Day.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.

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