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Edgartown: 15 years since 9/11

This past Sunday marked 15 years since the 9/11 attack on the United States. I’m truly amazed that so many years have passed and...

Edgartown: September comes in like a lion

Welcome, September. Is there any kind of old adage for September coming in like a lion or a lamb? As I write, the forecast...

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As I write this, I’m counting down the hours until I go back to work. By the time you are reading it, I’ll already...

Edgartown: A salute to the Olympics

My beloved Olympics have come to a close. In my opinion, with a few exceptions, our athletes performed admirably and showed great sportsmanship and...

Edgartown: Pennywise Path 5K

We are heading into a busy, busy week as I write this. Illumination Night is on Wednesday, the Ag Fair starts on Thursday, and...

Edgartown: On Kindness

It’s Sunday night and I’m trying to buckle down and write my column, but as a certified, or maybe certifiable, Olympics nut, I’m having...

Edgartown: Thanks to first responders

I’m sitting down to write my column on the last night of July. I can’t even believe that my summer vacation is more than...

Edgartown: On driving

I have entered a whole new world in the last week. My boy, Riley, turned 16, and we all know what that means, don’t...

Edgartown: Congratulations, Riley

I am one happy and proud mama tonight, as I write this week’s column. After two weeks away at boot camp at Fort Devens...

Edgartown: Summer vacation

So this is the first summer since I began teaching that I haven’t taken courses, been involved in fundraising events, or been driving to...

Edgartown: Mothers worry

As I write this, Riley is finishing up packing his gear for two weeks of boot camp at Fort Devens. As part of his...

Edgartown: Welcome to summer!

I’m sad to say I’ve spent the first two full days of my summer vacation sick! Doesn’t it figure? I think I was just...

Edgartown: The Animal Shelter Garden Party

The annual Rise VPA recital, “Datebook,” was this weekend at the PAC. Amelia has been dancing since she was 3 years old, and with...

Edgartown: Smooth Connections

The Edgartown School eighth grade made it to Washington, D.C., and back safe and sound! And we had a fabulous trip. Memories were made...

Edgartown: Visiting our Nation's Capital

Does the island suddenly seem a little less crowded? This week, four eighth grade classes from the Island are on their school trip. As...

Edgartown: Carry the Fallen MV 2016

I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. The weather on Saturday and Sunday could not have been nicer. I was lucky...

Edgartown: taking time to remember our veterans and heroes

Spring is actually starting to spring here on M.V., finally. I got an hour or two in on Saturday morning laying in the sunshine...

Edgartown: Fire museum open house

I’m starting this week’s column from Providence, where Amelia and I have traveled for a dance competition. Still battling a bum knee, she had...

Edgartown: Raising money for breast cancer

I’m trying to live outside my comfort zone these days. Well, to be honest, I’m only doing it a little, but still, I’m doing...

Edgartown: Wellness challenge

I went out for my run tonight. To be honest, it was the first one since I fell last week, due in part to...