It was another rainy week in Aquinnah as we all recovered from the recent northeasters that rumbled on through. The power outage a week ago had a positive side to it as electric alarm clocks were out of order thus creating a longer time to oversleep. Despite the fallen leaves, there is still beautiful foliage along the byways.

Aquinnah Public Library will host a Trick or Treat party on Oct. 31 from 3 to 6 p.m. All ghosts and goblins are encouraged to attend in their costumes and fill their trick or treat bags with candy.

The staff at the Up-Island Council on Aging would like to invite all to join in the fun of the Fall Fling Potluck luncheon on Monday, Oct. 28 at noon. Bring a dish to share and RSVP at 508-693-2896.

Friends of Up-Island Council on Aging would also like to invite everyone to the unveiling of the new Howes House sign on Monday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. The historically designed sign is the artwork of Melissa Patterson and the framework for hanging the sign is the fine craftsmanship of Mike Hull.

Congratulations to Gregory Clark and young Lewis Charles Colby who were in the final award ceremony on stage for the 74th Bass and Bluefish Derby. They each had maintained a spot on the leader board over the past few weeks.

Congratulations and all the best to John and Andrea Hirt and their son Miles as they return to New Orleans, having relocated here following hurricane Katrina. John has worked in the Vineyard Haven post office, the Chilmark post office which covers Aquinnah as well, and ultimately as the postmaster in West Tisbury. John assures his friends that they will return to the Vineyard every year as Miles was born here and celebrates his birthday on Oct. 31. They will be greatly missed.

It was a pleasure to meet Laura (Lynch) and her husband Hans Peters who were in town this week. Laura is the daughter of the late Kevin and Anne Lynch, long time seasonal residents.

Sorry if you missed Ladyfest on Saturday evening. Kate Taylor performed along with Jemima James and Rose Guerin and a myriad of other musicians including Ellen Biskis. Proceeds benefit Martha’s Vineyard Community Services and CONNECT to end Violence.

Happy ninth anniversary wishes to Charlie Kernick and his bride Stevie (aka Stephanie) as they celebrated on Oct. 23.

Happy 57th anniversary wishes to Paul Henry Mayhew and his bride Beth as they celebrate on Oct. 27.

Happy birthday wishes this week to Barbara Gentry as she celebrated on Oct. 21, along with Paul Mendelson, Joseph Lee and Nancy Campana. Katie Tamoshunas Carroll parties on Oct. 27, sharing the day with Paul Henry Mayhew, Patti Rossi and Amy Rogers. Captain William D. Vanderhoop, Jr. aka Captain Buddy celebrates his special day on Oct. 29. Tate Buchwald will be 15 years old on Oct. 29. Arlen Roth parties on Oct. 30. Cooper Davis parties on Oct. 31 and Miles Hirt will be 12 years old on Oct. 31.

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