We have experienced weather in Aquinnah from zero degrees to the 50s over the past week. It was so cold that a few of the ponds were safe enough for ice skating. Nashaquitsa Pond was frozen over about halfway out from the shoreline but the warm temperatures have melted most of the ice. Still no sign of snow and that is fine!

This week marks the 68th anniversary of the former town of Gay Head being electrified, the last to be so in the commonwealth. A play was performed at the town hall to commemorate the occasion. Still vivid in my memory and hopefully in the memory of many others.

The Chilmark School PTO will host Blues Blizzard tomorrow evening at the Chilmark Community Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. with live and silent auctions. Desserts and beverages will be served. Adults only. Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish will perform so you can dance the night away. Tickets are available at the door $20 each or $15 for elders. Have fun.

Not to be missed: Jack Ryan (aka West Tisbury postman) will have an art exhibit of his drawings of New York with many new works on display. The show will run through March 31 at the MVTV studios, 58 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road in Oak Bluffs. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Celebrating birthdays this week: Wunotuway Vanderhoop Powell was two years old on Feb. 3. Keith Emin partied on Feb. 4 and Wesley Cottle on Feb. 5. Sarah Soushek Murphy will celebrate on Feb. 9. Feb. 12 is a day of celebration for Nicki McHugh Miller and Nan Doty, while Rick Harrington and Joan Smith Oliver observe a milestone. Albert O. Fisher 3rd, affectionately known as Bert, will celebrate on Feb. 13. Feb. 14 is a day of celebration for Kendall Harris, Chris Morse, Gayle Stiller, David Parent, and Nicole Vanderhoop. My youngest granddaughter Kayla Darcy will party on Feb. 15.