JUNE D. MANNING
At long last, March has arrived. The light snow on Sunday evening was not as bad as earlier predictions had scared us with. It was all melted by Monday morning and we enjoyed warmth in the mid-40s on Monday and Tuesday, but Wednesday was a full day of rain and wind. The weather was so bad my cousin Kristina missed her boat to Boston so we had to rearrange our plans for the day.
Aquinnah and the remainder of the Vineyard appeared rather vacated this week as probably half the Island ventured elsewhere during school vacation week. Some have headed south to warmer climes while others ventured north to enjoy the skiing and snowboarding.
Dinner and a Movie for the kids at Aquinnah Public Library will feature the last of the Cinema Circus series on March 7 at 5 p.m. with Best of the Big Top 2012 with Harold and the Purple Crayon. Cheese pizza (regular or gluten free) will be served with veggies and hummus. Parents may bring their scrapbooks or photo albums to work on while the kids watch the movies. The next series will begin on March 21. Library director Lisa Sherman and her daughter, Maisie, assisted with the previous pizza night. Next week there will be another family-friendly film with popcorn and lemonade. March children’s movies feature the films of Issey Miyake and the Studio Ghibil.
Toddler storytime with Barbara Lampson continues on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Rosa Parker reminds everyone that Saturday is all-day coffee at the library.
Speaking of Kristina Hook-Leslie, she will be the guest chef for ACE MV’s Wampanpoag cooking class on March 12 at the Edgartown School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. To register, go to acemv.org.
On Wednesday, March 13 at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, Barbara Lampson will be teaching Home Landscaping Planting Designs 6:30 to 8:30 pm in five classes.
PechaKucha will be back on Friday, March 8 at 7:30 pm at the Harborview Hotel in Edgartown. You may choose your topic to be presented in 20 images for 20 seconds. The evening is very gratifying in learning new adventures. If you would like to be a presenter, please call Jessica Barker at 508-627-4441 ext. 117.
Sophia Welch and Kyle Colter recently returned from a three-week visit to Barcelona, Spain where they enjoyed the countryside, the city sights and the great food and beverages.
Sincerest condolences to the families and friends of Barbara St. Pierre, James Gillis, Karen Hall Dietrick, a member of the regional high school’s class of 1962 who passed away in Florida, and Jeffrey Lunn, a member of the class of 1971.
Happy birthday wishes to Cameron Widdiss, who will be 12 years old on March 1. Heather Ferreira, Jackie Mendez Hansen and Joanne Eccher all share the day on March 2.
Kathy Noble Case and Penny Huff share the day on March 3. Malia Austin Bodnar will be four years old on March 3. Robert Rosenberg and Paul David Sampieri share the day on March 4. A very happy 50th birthday to my daughter, Sharon Ann Spiller, as she celebrates on March 4.
A very special happy 90th birthday wish to Ruth Rocha as she celebrates her special day on March 5. Wendy Andrews, Charles W. Vanderhoop, III and Helene Hall will also party on March 5. Beloved schoolmates David and Douglas Seward will celebrate their special day on March 6. Aron Jackson and Eddie Drew share the day on March 7.