Winter is upon us. The temperature fell on Tuesday from 60 degrees down to 30 degrees in a matter of hours. The first snowflakes of the season were falling but did not stay on the ground. The deer in Aquinnah are more abundant than ever.

Speaking of deer and the cold weather, the Outermost Inn is serving lunch for the next month or so on Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. next to the fireplace. Sunday brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. As you are dining you will have a great view of the deer grazing in the neighborhood. For me, I will wait until the deer pass by before hiking over to the inn.

Congratulations and welcome to Clifton Maris Colby who was born on Oct. 26 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Clifton is the son of Lewis Charles Colby and Sonya Mayrand. He is the grandson of Michael and Carol Mayrand of Lighthouse Road as well as Lewis A. Colby of Aquinnah and Cheryl Colby of Rhode Island.

Across the channel at USCG Station Menemsha, welcome to MK3 Tanner Poe and his wife Rebecca who have arrived from Dubuque, Ia. Tanner is originally from Los Alamitos, Calif. and Rebecca is from Minneapolis, Minn.

Sincerest condolences to Rise Terney and her family in the passing of her husband Michael Adell who died at home in West Tisbury on Nov. 7. Michael often assisted Rise with her board duties at the Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living. He was also a much valued and favored driver for Vineyard Village. Services will be held on Nov. 16 at Chapman, Cole and Gleason beginning at 2 p.m.

Condolences to the family and friend of Victoria Mae (Duart) Campos who passed away at home on Nov. 7. Honey, as she was affectionately known, was the smiling cashier at Shirley’s Hardware for many years. She was also an amazing gardener whose garden sat at the corner of Franklin and Clough in Tisbury. Her services were held this past weekend.

Belated Happy Birthday wishes to Marie Laursen on Nov. 3 and to Phil Wallis on Nov. 3 as well.

Happy Birthday wishes this week to Mrs. Hannah L. Malkin on Nov. 17; Tiffany Vanderhoop will party on Nov. 18; Curtis Sayles celebrates on Nov, 22; Kenneth Belain, Jr. observes his special day on Nov. 24.

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