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Edgartown: Women’s weekend

I’ve just returned home from the Rise showcase, the local performance of the dance company’s competition pieces. And it finally hit me. These little...

Edgartown: Dodged the storm

I have to brag a little bit this week. No, not about my kids. This time I’m so excited to share that I traveled...

Edgartown: In like a lion

Wow, what a storm. For the most part, I’m happy that I missed it, except for the fact that I wasn’t here to help...

Edgartown: February break is here

February break is here. I think it is the quietest week of the year on this Island of ours. Staff and kids alike flew...

Edgartown: A movement afoot

I’ve now been writing this column again for a year and a half, I think, and this is the first time that I truly...

Edgartown: Beep your horn

Today was the 100th day of school. It is always a very exciting day, particularly in kindergarten where they have a 100th day museum....

Edgartown: Letdown of a wild weekend

I’m writing this week in the letdown of a wild weekend. We were off-Island for most of the weekend for a dance competition, and...

Edgartown: Go Pats

While snow is on the horizon as I write this late entry into the town column section for the paper, I’m still treasuring the...

Edgartown: Patriot’s nailbiter

Wow. That Patriots game was a nailbiter, wasn’t it? I am not a big sports fan, I must admit. But recently I find that...

Edgartown: Hug each other often

I hope all of you town column readers will give me a pass this week for not writing a typical column this week. In...

Edgartown: Congratulations Chief Schaeffer

I am very happy to say that we have finished college applications in our house. Finally! It certainly has changed since back in my...

Edgartown: #Choosekind

I’m writing this week’s column on New Year’s Eve, while watching “Supernatural” with my kids, following a quiet dinner out with Don, Kiana, and...

Edgartown: “The Polar Express”

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and that you were able to spend some special time with family and friends. We’ve had such...

Edgartown: Floating on air

I am floating on air as I write this column tonight. We have just returned home from two marvelous holiday performances by the Rise...

Edgartown: Don’t stress

We are heading into that perilous time of debating whether or not we are really ready for Christmas. If you’re like me, I always...

Edgartown: Christmasses past

This is one of those times of year that many of us get nostalgic about holidays gone by. I found myself sitting at a...

Edgartown: They are subtle, but always there

I missed you all last week! With work, and the holidays, and an injured (again) kid, I just couldn’t keep up with everything, and...

Edgartown: Thank you to all who have served

I went to the Veterans Day ceremony today, which was held at the Oak Bluffs School gym due to the cold weather. I have...

Edgartown: Thank a vet

Today I took my “baby” to Logan Airport so that he could venture out to the University of Colorado, Boulder, to tour the campus...

Edgartown: In hindsight

Today’s thoughts were rather nostalgic. Watching all the young parents trick-or-treating in Oak Bluffs on Saturday and in Edgartown on Sunday had me missing...