It’s beginning to look a lot like winter. The snow started as if on cue on Sunday, leaving half a foot of snow that has remained throughout the week. The temperature has remained below freezing for most of the week.

Seventy years ago this weekend the town quietly observed being the last community in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to receive electricity. Recent reminders of what it was like without electricity was a cold evening when the lighthouse was completely out of service. This morning, the internet was off, but once the repairman drove down the road it was back on within less than five minutes.

It is my hope to present a few minutes of what life was like without electricity and the celebration that was held when we were electrified. To learn more, please call the Howes House at 508-693-2896 to learn of the day and time of the presentation in conjunction with the Martha’s Vineyard Museum.

The annual Aquinnah town election is coming up on May 13. Nomination papers are available now from town clerk Gabriella Camillieri.

Katryn Yerdon will keep you in shape over the winter with her virtual classes for the up-Island Council on Aging. Strength training is available through contacting Classes are 30 minutes with a mix of strength training and a little cardio.

Congratulations to Joshua Macey, an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School, on his writing Federal Power Act - Long live the Federal Power Acts Bright Line for the Harvard Law Review published this week. Joshua is the son of Jon and Amy Macey of Aquinnah.

There is a Valentine’s Day open studio with Joan LeLacheur on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 11 to 5 p.m. at 42 Old South Rd Aquinnah. Text or call so that she can prepare for you at 508-645-9954 or 508-939-1691.

Belated Happy Birthday wishes to Keith Emin as he partied on Feb. 4 and Wesley Cottle who celebrated on Feb. 5.

Happy Birthday wishes this week to Nicki McHugh Miller, Nan Doty, Richard Harrington and Joan Oliver on Feb. 12; Albert “Bert” Fischer will celebrate on Feb. 13, with a day most likely out and about photographing; Kendall Harris, Chris Morse, Gayle Stiller, David Parent and Nicole Vanderhoop all share the day on Feb. 14 and Jane Slater will observe her special day on Feb. 15, sharing the day with Kayla Manning Darcy.