Oh what a pleasure to enjoy 60-degree spring like weather over the weekend. Doors and windows were opened to enjoy the warmth of the sun, coats and jackets were shed, convertible tops were lowered and beachcombing was the sport of the day.

Aquinnah town hall has informed us all that the new website is up and running at aquinnah-ma.gov.

Over at the Outermost Inn this next week, the first in a series of winter BBQ dinners takes place on Jan. 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For reservations call 508-645-3511.

Put on your dancing shoes for the annual Chilmark School PTO Fundraiser to be held on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Chilmark Community Center, with music by Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish. There will also be a live and a silent auction to benefit the Chilmark School Outing Program.

Congratulations and all the best to Tnisha Chandler and Stanley McMullen on their recent engagement. We will look forward to their big day. They both work for the tribe — Tnisha in health and Stanley in natural resources. Tnisha is the daughter of John and Julie Chandler of Oak Bluffs, and Stanley is the son of Stanley V. and Katherine McMullen of Fairhaven.

All the best to Paul Henry Jeffers-Mayhew as he heads to Boston for work and enjoyment. He has spent the past seven months working in the human services department at the tribe following his graduation from U-Mass Boston in May.

Welcome to Silas Ray Hammond, son of Stephen Hammond and Bethany deBettencourt Hammond, born at Massachusetts General Hospital on Dec. 18. Silas is the grandson of Will and Susan deBettencourt of Oak Bluffs and Richard and Suzanne Hammond of West Tisbury, and great grandson of Carol Merry deBettencourt. Bethany is our beloved outreach worker at the up-Island Council on Aging at the Howes House. Congratulations.

Welcome to Myles Xaysana Vanderhoop, son of Jacob Vanderhoop and Tippy Nirandone, born at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on Dec. 27. He is the grandson of Matthew “Cully” Vanderhoop of Aquinnah and Rachel Millman of West Tisbury and great grandson of Anne Vanderhoop Madison. Congratulations.

At USCG Station Menemsha, a fond farewell to BM3 Alexander Dekoschak who has officially been transferred to Woods Hole.

Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Nelson Bryant. He was a multi-generational family friend as our families served together as selectmen in their respective towns, and his late brother Danny fished with our family aboard the Bozo.

Happy 19th anniversary wishes to Joel and Tamara Buchwald as they celebrated on Jan. 13.

Happy Birthday wishes this week to Christian Dlabaj who turned three on January 12 celebrating the same day with her big sister Jessie who is now sixteen. Jesse Wiener will party on January 18 as will Carol French. Anthony Vanderhoop, Ciara Seccombe, Ruth Major and Carrie Anne Vanderhoop share the day on Jan. 19; Captain Gordon “Todd” Bassett will celebrate on Jan. 20, sharing the day with Mark Owen Shea who is 10 years old already; Catherine Deese will party on Jan. 21; Savannah Hooe will party on Jan. 23, sharing the day with Shaun MacPhail.