The weather has been pleasurable over the past week. A little bit of surfing is still being enjoyed, as well as the 75th Martha’s Vineyard Bass and Bluefish Derby. The donations of fish to the Up-Island Council on Aging have been abundant.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Aquinnah police department members are once again wearing their uniforms with pink stripes as well as their pink badges.

Cranberry Day in Aquinnah is Tuesday, Oct 13. While there will not be the usual harvesting at the bogs this year due to the pandemic, tribal families will still be able to harvest what they wish.

The Island Grown Initiative mobile market will continue to serve Aquinnah residents every Tuesday evening for the next few months. To pre-order online, visit You may stop by at the Aquinnah tribal housing on Totopinumayak from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services in conjunction with Bruno’s will host an electronic disposal day on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the MVCS campus 111 Edgartown Road in Oak Bluffs. Recycle your unused computers, appliances, televisions and more.

As we look forward to the election on Nov. 3 please remember the deadline for applying for a mailed ballot is on Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. There is a dropbox at the main entry to the town hall.

Town clerk Gabriella Camilleri will be in her office Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for assistance. Her office telephone is 508-645-2304. For further information, you may contact

Happy 23rd anniversary to Paul and Genie O’Donnell on Oct. 11.

Happy 25th anniversary to Marshall and Katie Tamoshunas Carroll on Oct. 14.

Happy 23rd anniversary to Peter and Rita Suarez Jeffers on Oct. 14.

Happy 20th anniversary to Christopher Carroll and Kendra Buresch on Oct. 14.

Happy 16th anniversary to Shawn MacPhail and Alexandra Taylor on Oct. 16.

Happy Birthday wishes this week to Harry Ricciardi who celebrated on Oct. 3, and to Nancy Slate who celebrated a milestone on Oct. 7. October 11 is a day of celebration for Dr. Norma Zack, Kristen Siple and Zachary Smalley. Jeff Ciciora will party on Oct. 12. Brenda Duart parties on Oct. 14. October 15 is a day of celebration for Forrest Alley. USCG Chief Robert Parent will observe his special day on Oct. 16.