Well, the weekend weather was all over the map. Touch of snow, rain with high winds forcing several SSA cancellations. The wind chill Saturday morning stood at 4 degrees The line at the Up-Island gas station was long most of Sunday with people taking advantage of their special price on fuel.

Grandsons Eddie and Mark Hambardzumian of North Attelboro came down for the holiday weekend to spend some time with their grandparents and Uncle Sam.

Naomi Plakins of Middle Road welcomed her sister Ava for a long weekend visit to their estate called Tavanage.

Tara Whiting-Wells, Town Clerk, reports that as of Jan. 1, when you have business at the RMV you are automatically registered to vote unless you OPT OUT. If you are already registered, it will not change anything, but if you are not it will put you in the ‘unenrolled’ column. If you wish to change your registration, you must go to her office in town hall. This will result in the clerk having to send out confirmation notices that will be bilingual, so some people may start seeing these. If you have any questions about it, call her at 508-696-0148.

Cynthia Riggs, of Edgartown road, reports that everyone is invited to the 32 nd Annual Groundhog Day Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cleaveland House. Bring your favorite hors d’oeuvres, if you’d like, but that’s not a requirement. Parking will be in the west pasture. It can easily be reached if you take the first left as you turn down New Lane road. For more information call her at 508-693-9352.

Suzanne Cioffi, of the Vineyard Transit Authority, is pleased to report that their annual bus passes are available. You can obtain yours at the VTA office building in the Airport Business Park from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Seniors can call the Up-Island Counsel on Aging at 508-693-2896 or stop in during normal business hours.

Ed Konicki, of Webster, was browsing in a bookstore in his neck of the woods recently and discovered a July 9, 1955 edition “Your Weekly Cape Cod Guide including Martha’s Vineyard.” It cost 4 cents to mail it to your home. It is much like a Chamber of Commerce guide loaded with information about the Cape. The Island page is listed under the heading of North Tisbury. It recommends visitors to the Cape to take a side trip to the Island. You had three options to get here from the Cape: the steamer from Woods Hole, the Catherine Tek from Hyannis or you could fly over from Barnstable airport for $5.95 per person.

On Jan. 15, 1946 Mike and Elizabeth Athearn and their young son George moved from the farm house of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Athearn of Crow Hollow. They had been living there since his discharge from the U.S. Army the year before. Their new home was the up-stairs apartment in the home of Emma Terry, on State Road. The house is located between S.M. Mayhew’s store and the First Congregational Church. For many years the house was owned by Ulysses Mayhew, a state representative and partner in the store with his brother Sanderson. In fact the store cart and horse were kept in his barn.

Happy birthday to: Jason Blandi and Lewis Waring today, Tony Omer, Abby Higgins and Avril Espy tomorrow, Susan Oken and EJ Sylvia on Sunday, Kristin Zern, Susan Sigel Goldsmith and Tom Engley on Monday, Jamie Alley, Susannah Tilton-Clancy and Mark McGoldrick on Tuesday, Janice Ovios, Joshua Rich, Pam Speir and Joyce Wagner on Wednesday, Charles Silberstein, Wanda Myers, Tallia Emily Annese and Brian Maxfield on Thursday. Belated birthday wishes to Lucy Hodgson Morse, Emmett Carroll, Matthew Anniese and Harper Neil Greene.

Well, that is all of the social news for this week’s edition. If you have any news please call or email me.