What a difference a day makes. The temperature on Monday morning was 10 degrees. By Tuesday afternoon, the temperature was in the mid 50s. Signs of spring are more prevalent with each passing day. We await the arrival of herring in the newly dredged run between Menemsha Pond and Squibnocket Pond. Daylight Saving Time begins on March 14; please remember to turn your clock ahead one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday.

The children of Aquinnah will have the opportunity to design their new playground to be built behind the town hall. On March 13 at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., playground designer Jim Houghton will lead a design day via Zoom. For the Zoom link go to the Aquinnah town website, and then Zoom in at 6 p.m. on March 13 for the reveal of the design.

The last day to submit your nomination papers for the various positions in town will be March 25.

If you have an hour or two to spare each month and would like to serve on the Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living board of directors, please contact program director Leslie Clapp at 508-939-9440. An at large board member is needed for Aquinnah.

Eunice Youmans of Island Grown Initiative will make a presentation via Zoom on March 13 at 2 p.m. about the hidden costs of shipping food waste off-Island. To register with the Aquinnah Public Library, email jmatejcek@clamsnet.org.

On March 18 at 3 p.m. the Aquinnah Public Library book club will discuss News of the World by Paulette Jiles.

Congratulations to USCG BM1 Adam R. Smith who has advanced to the rank of chief, a well-deserved promotion. Adam served at USCG Station Menemsha for five years where he was known for his leadership as a mentor to those he served with. He leftfor Woods Hole in June 2019 to serve aboard the USCG Cutter Sanibel. Adam and his wife Meghan (a former teacher at the West Tisbury School) and their daughters Elliana and Adelaide reside at Air Station Cape Cod.

Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Glenn Hearn who passed away at his West Tisbury home on March 2. Glenn was always a favorite at the Farmers’ Market. He always had a kind word every time we met.

Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Vera Shorter who passed away at home on Feb. 26. We enjoyed socializing on numerous occasions and she was always the most gracious.

Belated Happy Birthday wishes to David Behnke as he celebrated a milestone recently. David and Paul Doherty will be moving to their new home in West Tisbury within the week. We will miss them in Aquinnah with their goofy Gordons ­— Chester and Cooper — where they have resided for the past eight months as their new home underwent renovations.

Happy birthday wishes to Charley Josephine Dlabaj celebrated her second birthday on March 6, and Iona Winter Kelley as she celebrated her fifth birthday on March 9. Juliette Fay, Beth Seabourne and USCG SK2 Tim Bihansky partied on March 10. Eileen Maley observed her special day on March 11, as did Tiffany Smalley. March 12 is a day of celebration for James V. Taylor, Janice Rose, Nancy Edwards Thompson and Ryan Ouelette. Louise Petersiel, Lisa Bibko-Vanderhoop, Nina Butler and Ken Wentworth share the day on March 13. Steve Edwards and Jay Smalley share the day on March 14. Tammy Hersh and Jib Ellis party on March 15. March 16th is a day of celebration for Meghan Smith, Danny Larsen, John Flores, Natalie Francis, Taylor Ives, Rodeo Langer and Mike Stutz. Bow Van Riper parties on March 17, sharing the day with Melissa Bankoff and Gabriel Olsen who will be 10 years old. Our beloved Vineyard Gazette publisher Jane Seagrave will observe her special day on March 18. As you head to Menemsha Texaco on March 19, please wish Marshall Carroll a happy birthday.