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Edgartown: Fun and excitement on tap

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the MV Marathon and Half Marathon on Saturday. I waited along the route for my friends and...

Edgartown: Birding weekend

Happy May. It is May, right? It certainly seemed like it on Saturday. Not so much on Sunday. Spring is trying to get its...

Edgartown: Screaming for spring

I was driving down the West Tisbury Road the other night, and the pinkletinks at Sweetened Water Pond were incredibly loud. I could hear...

Edgartown: Take the trip

I have a confession to make. April vacation was amazing. We don’t do the vacation thing very often. The last “real” vacation was Disney...

Edgartown: Celebrity Waiters Dinner

It’s vacation week. What a wonderful way to recover from campaigning and politicking. Maybe I can actually get my yearbook done this week. It’s...

Edgartown: Live from Lowell Memorial Auditorium

I’m writing this week from Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Dance competition is a lot about hurry up and wait, so I’ve learned to bring work...

Edgartown: Bird-a-Thon fundraiser

Happy April. I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. Our kids are 15, 17, and 18, and they still enjoyed an Easter egg hunt...

Edgartown: March for Our Lives

Tonight has proved to be a very interesting night in our household. Riley and Amelia both went off-Island this weekend. Riley had his yearly...

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...