There was still no sign of snow as of Tuesday evening with temperatures in the 40s, however that may change. Never mind what Punxsutawney Phil had to say.

Aquinnah has always been rather savvy in their national election results. The only political sign along State Road is a Pete Buttigieg sign and Pete is the only candidate that I have personally met. And he leads in the Iowa caucus results.

The second annual foster parent recruitment event takes place on February 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the home of Elexis Wildanger. For more information call Elexis at 508-326-1155.

Friends of Family Planning is hosting a lip sync contest on March 7 at the P.A. Club. Sign up at

Duncan Caldwell has returned home from his annual trip to Paris, France where he was invited to give a talk on his archaeological findings in the caves of France.

John and Amy Macy have been at their Aquinnah home for a brief respite. Amy has recently traveled to Switzerland and Italy. John, Amy and their son Zach traveled to Japan. Their next adventure will be with Amy’s parents, Howard and Sandra Klebanoff, traveling to India.

Congratulations to Tanner and Rebecca Poe on the birth of their first child, a daughter Eleanor Lynne Poe born Jan. 23 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. MK3 Tanner Poe is stationed at USCG Station Menemsha, having been recently transferred here from Dubuque, Iowa. They have enjoyed the company of family members arriving over the past few weeks to welcome Eleanor at their Oak Bluffs home.

Happy birthday wishes this week to Lisa Foster who celebrated on Feb. 2. Sarah Soushek Murphy will party on Feb. 9. Nan Doty and Joan Oliver celebrate on Feb. 12, as will Nicki McHugh Miller and Rick Harrington. Albert O. Fischer III (aka Bert) will observe his special day on Feb. 13, sharing the day with Dr. Michael Bigby. Valentine’s Day will be a day of celebration for Kendall Harris, Gayle Stiller, Chris Morse and Heather Vanderhoop.