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Envisioning the Aquinnah Circle

Please join us for an evening of community discussion
about the Aquinnah Circle, as we gather for the first of
two wintertime visioning sessions with the Conway School
of Ecological Landscape Design.
Tuesday Evening, February 2nd
7-9 pm
Aquinnah Town Hall
Sponsored by The Aquinnah Planning Board and the
Aquinnah Community Preservation Committee.
We look forward to hearing your thoughts,
your stories, your vision and your concerns!

TROPICAL STORM DANNY CONTINUES TO APPROACH AREA Rain, Rough Surf & High, Dangerous Seas Present Issues

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Chief Belain has asked us to forward this message from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Peter Judge, MEMA PIO
August 28, 2009 (508) 820-2002

TROPICAL STORM DANNY CONTINUES TO APPROACH AREA
Rain, Rough Surf & High, Dangerous Seas Present Issues

Town of Aquinnah - Planning Board - Wind Turbine Regulations

Police Station

On Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 6:00 P.M. in the Town Offices Building, the Planning Board will sponsor a public forum to discuss proposed wind turbine regulations.
Matt Pelikan, Director of the Nature Conservatory Island Office, will be present to address the issue of the impact of turbines on migratory birds.

8/19/09 MEMA ANNOUNCEMENT - SWIMMERS AND BOATERS URGED TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS DUE TO POSSIBLE HIGH WEEKEND SEA

The following announcement was sent from Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency regarding swimmer and boater safety (for the full press release, click here):

SWIMMERS AND BOATERS URGED TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS DUE TO POSSIBLE HIGH WEEKEND SEAS

Documentary Premiere & DVD Release - Kate Taylor: Tunes from the Tipi & Other Songs from Home

Aquinnah residents Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth are excited to announce the premiere of their documentary "Kate Taylor: Tunes from the Tipi & Other Songs from Home" on Thursday, August 13th!

As part of one of the most famous musical families in America, “Sister Kate” Taylor has had a musical career uniquely her own. This superb documentary captures Kate’s rich musical history, endearing spirit and the inspiration behind her wonderfully crafted songs about home. Many of these songs are about life in Aquinnah.

For tickets and more info visit http://docutunes.com

Screenings are at 5:30pm and 7:15pm on Thursday, August 13th
at the Capawock Theater in Vineyard Haven.

DocuTunes Premiere Party at Che’s Lounge will start at 9pm.
Kate & surprise guests will perform a few songs in this intimate setting.
Tickets to the film are $10.
Tickets to the Premiere Party are $50 in advance, $60 day of show, and include a movie ticket, admittance to the party, and a DVD signed by Kate.

AQUINNAH PLANNING BOARD Proposed Wind Turbine Regulations

The Aquinnah Planning Board will conduct public forums in the Town Offices Building on Monday, August 10, 2009, 5:30 PM and Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 5:30 PM to elicit comments on its proposed regulations for wind energy turbines. Copies of the proposal are available at the Town Offices Building, 65 State Road, M-F 9AM-5 PM. You can download a copy of the draft of the Aquinnah wind energy bylaw by clicking on this link: http://aquinnah-ma.gov/documents/AQUINNAH_PROPOSE_ADDITION_WIND_TURBINE_...

Carlos Montoya would like to share the following information with town residents:

M.E. Pratt Book Bindery - Open Studio - August 16th!

Aquinnah resident Mitzi Pratt will be opening her Moshup Trail bindery to the public on August 16th, from 3-7 pm.

The Bindery in Aquinnah
5 Moshup Trail
(2nd driveway on the right, lower end)

For questions, contact Mitzi:
http://www.meprattbookbinder.com
meprattbookbinder@me.com
917-670-7214

Island Books Are In


The 2010 Island Books are now available for residents starting today at the Town Hall. A limited number will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis, one copy per household. Neither the Publisher - MV Chamber of Commerce - nor the town, has funds available to mail these out. Residents are asked to stop by to pick their copy up, Mon-Fri 9-5.

Community Garden Gets Underway

Work on making a community garden started Tuesday when Steve Yaffe and equipment began brush cutting and felling trees for a planned 50' x 20' garden plot in back of Old Town Hall. People who wish to volunteer with tilling the soil, building a perimeter fence, etc are asked to contact Jim Newman at the Selectmen's office 508-645-2300.
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