Looking back, it was a full week ago last year when the sandhill cranes were in the fields, the red-winged blackbirds had returned and the first daffodils were showing their sunny faces. This being a more “traditional” winter, we wait patiently for those signs of spring. While a recent ferry trip had only clear skim ice near the dock, further north and west along the Island, a jumble of larger chunks had created a robin’s egg blue ice shove. While keeping warm inside, we’ve registered over 265 students and several of the classes are filled or have waiting lists. With the sun getting warmer each day, we do know that winter is slipping away!