There have been grayy skies for most of the past week with fog overhead in Aquinnah for at least three of those days but the forsythia are in bloom. There has been no rain in sight but it is on its way. The osprey have returned to their nest at Lobsterville.

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) quietly observed the 34th anniversary of federal acknowledgement on April 10.

In honor of Earth Day, the Lobsterville beach and Philbin beach will be cleaned between 10 a.m. and noon on April 17 if you would like to join in the clean-up.

The annual Aquinnah town meeting has been postponed to June 19 at 3 p.m. and will be held at the Aquinnah fire station parking lot. The annual town election has been postponed until June 24 from noon to 8 p.m.

Have you returned your annual street listing information as of yet? If you are in question of the use of the street listing, please review the regulations provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Your information is used for funding purposes for elders, children and providing statistics for schools, veterans services, remaining on the voting list, the chance to register your dog, and a few other important aspects of the law.

If you cannot find your street listing paperwork, please call Aquinnah town clerk Gabriella Camileri and request a new one. The information is vital, not only for the town but for the commonwealth. The most vital aspect for Vineyarders is in obtaining a profile number for the Steamship Authority.

Aquinnah Public Library book club will meet on April 22 at 3 p.m. The discussion will center around Kiley Reid’s, Such a Fun Age. Please email to order your book or to register for the discussion.

Congratulations to Major Elliott, son of Stephanie Duckworth, as he has been accepted to Georgetown University. Major is a member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe, grandson of the late Marion Harding, and great grandson of the late Ralph Harding I and Marion (Devine) former residents of Chappaquiddick.

Congratulations to MK2 Jacob Waters-Maciel in winning the $25 gift certificate at Larry’s Tackle Shop for guessing the exact day when a striped bass would appear in Vineyard waters. Jacob was correct in guessing April 11.

Have you read the latest issue of Rolling Stone? There is quite an extensive interview with Kate Taylor as she embarks on her latest album in 50 years with Peter Asher and many other musicians she has met along the way.

Condolences to the family and friends of Clara Silva Rabbitt.

Condolences to the family and friends of Lisa Tilton, former Martha’s Vineyard Hospital emergency room employee.

Happy belated birthday wishes to Ruby Marie Wiener on April 6; Deborah Magnuson celebrated on April 15; James Cisek parties on April 18, sharing the day with Josie Iadicicco, Peter Ives, Mary Shea, Sam White and Curtis Chandler; Grace Packish Rogers will celebrate on April 19, sharing the day with Eleanor Hebert, Prudy Magee, Larry Mollin, Noah Asimow and Richard Randolph; April 21 is a day of celebration for our beloved up-Island Council on Aging director Joyce Albertine, along with Pam Maine Cavanaugh, Lauren Martin and James Mahoney; Tim Laursen, Clovis Hugo Smith, Stevie Kernick, and Angelo DiMeglio share the day on April 22; Dennis Wortman will observe his special day on April 23.