There were some eerie things that happened last weekend. The film festival screened spooky films at Grange Hall, and the museum hosted Halloween on the Hill. Aquilla at the Cliffs held a Halloween scavenger hunt on Sunday, where people roamed the cliffs in search of clues. There was a site-specific show, “Rizing,” produced by Abby Bender and Jesse Jason. Of course, there was also trick-or-treating all over town on Monday nights. With all that activity, ghosts and goblins should have gotten it out of the system, and hopefully it will be quiet until next year.
Massachusetts Health Insurance’s open enrollment period begins November 1st and runs through January 23rd. You can check your eligibility, change your plan, and enroll. Medicare is also open enrollment through December 7th. For either plan, use the Health Connector website at mahealthconnector.org or call Vineyard Healthcare Access for assistance at 508-696-0200.
State elections are Tuesday, November 8th. Voting will take place from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm at Aquina Town Hall. Early voting will run from 10:00 a.m. to noon and from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. through Friday, November 4. If you want an absentee ballot, you must apply by noon on Monday, November 7. For more information, contact Town Clerk Gabbi Camilleri at 508-645-2304.
Friends of the West Tisbury Library will be hosting a pop-up book sale on Sunday, November 6th from 12:00 to 4:00 pm in the community room of the West Tisbury Library. Cookbooks, trade paperbacks, Vineyard titles, holiday-themed books, jigsaw puzzles, and more. Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card.
The Dukes County Veterans Service will lead the Veterans Day Parade next Thursday, November 11th. Meet at Nancy’s in Oak Bluffs at 10:30am and the parade departs at 10:45am.
Vineyard Haven’s Louisa Gould Gallery hosts a special exhibition of the work of vineyard painter Stan Murphy. Stan’s son, David Murphy, will give an informal talk at the Gallery on Saturday, November 12th at 1pm.
Congratulations to the Vineyard team who played hard last weekend. All vineyard soccer teams have won. I don’t know if you’ve heard of it, but the football team won too. I knew? The Vineyard Cup is back in our hands. It was a close and exciting match with the final score he was 14-13. It was a beautiful day with many families and alumni returning to high school to support their current team. His Lucas Belain, the son of Aquinnah police chief Randhi Belain, is now making headlines after being photographed comforting his Nantucket players after the game. It was an excellent display of dignity and good sportsmanship.
It’s Scorpio season and there are a lot of great Scorpios here in Aquina. Liz Witham celebrates on November 5th, Frank his Perez on November 8th and Gabi Camilleri’s birthday on November 9th.