Another week of pouring rain with the temperature hovering around 40 degrees. Still no sign of snow.

The next BBQ at the Outermost Inn will be on Feb. 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The feature this month is a Korean BBQ. Reservations are required by calling 508-645-3511.

The United States Coast Guard Spouses’ Association of Menemsha will have a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 23 at the PA Club in Oak Bluffs from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door. Enjoy a fun evening and meet a few of the new crew members and their families.

While making plans for the USCG Spouses’ Association, I caught up with many old friends at the PA Club on Wednesday evening. They were all there to play cribbage. Two long tables of play with everyone having a great time. Cribbage starts at 6 p.m. and costs $10 for the evening.

Congratulations to Noah Manning who was one of five students at Falmouth Academy to receive a prize in the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards sponsored by the Boston Globe and Tufts School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Noah won an honorable mention for his photograph entitled Thirty Seconds of Ghosts which was photographed in a jewelry store.

Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Leroy Marden who passed away on February 6 in Dartmouth. Leroy was the eldest male member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), at the age of 94. He was born and raised in Gay Head, the son of Willard Marden Sr. and Agnes (Jeffers), one of 12 children. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy. Leroy is survived by his wife of 72 years, Mary Ann (Nadeau) and by his children Jeffrey Marden and his wife Patricia, Nancy Misiaszek and her husband Theodore, and by Elaine Gonneville and her husband Gerard, as well as by his grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Services were held on Tuesday in Westport, with burial at the National Cemetery in Bourne.

Condolences to the family and friends of Ann (Mathewson) Howes who passed away recently after a long illness. A memorial gathering will be held on Feb. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Howes House in West Tisbury where she enjoyed her afternoons of painting and having shows of her many works of art. She was the daughter of the late Allen and Alice (Davies) Mathewson. She is survived by her son Theodore Howes and his wife Sarah of Aquinnah, and by her daughter Suzanne and one granddaughter. Ann is also survived by her cousins Nancy, Judy, and Susie, all of West Tisbury.

Condolences to the family and friends of Sandra Clark-Newton, daughter of the late Clarence Clark and Mary (Perry). Sandra was an elder of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah). In her youth, she spent her summer vacations at the home of her Cooper and Perry families of Gay Head. She is survived by her brothers Clarence “Al” Jr., Robert, and by her sister Beverly, and her two sons. She is survived by her aunt Barbara Francis and her cousins in Aquinnah. Services will be private. Condolences to the family and friends of Earl V. Peters who passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on February 6, a longtime, multi-generational family friend. Many Gay Head families would shuck scallops in the 1960s at the Peters shucking station. Long days and nights were highlighted by Earl’s jovial spirit, and the generosity of his parents Earl and Mary (Benefit). Earl is survived by his wife Susan (Tucker), his sisters Carol and Joanne, his brother Glenn, his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Happy Valentine’s Day. Lots of Valentine items at the Chicken Alley Thrift Shop for your shopping pleasure.

Belated Happy Birthday to Wunotuway Powell Vanderhoop who was 4 years old on the 3rd. Happy Birthday wishes to Jane Slater on the 15th, sharing the day with Karen Child, and my granddaughter Kayla Manning Darcy who will observe a milestone. Meg Higgins celebrates on the 16th. Rosemarie Roberts parties on the 19th as will my great granddaughter Olivia Marie Sims. Cedric Belain parties on the 20th.