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Edgartown: The Island's quiet time

How quiet the Island seems this week! I think that the week of February vacation is truly the quietest, slowest week on Martha’s Vineyard....

Edgartown: Mark your calendars for Washington D.C. fundraiser

Everyone is talking about the weather! How could you not? It’s not often that we get the snow and temperatures that we’ve been experiencing...

Edgartown: Snow Days

Super Bowl 50 is on the television as I write this week’s column, awaiting round two of February’s attack on Punxsutawney Phil’s claim of...

Edgartown: Don't Forget to Get your MV Vanity Plate

I had the most amazing dream last night. I rarely remember my dreams, but last night I dreamed that it was a beautiful spring...

Edgartown: Thank You To All Of Our Emergency Personnel

We are listening to five crazy teenagers running around in the snow, screaming with a joy reserved for those moments when it is okay...

Edgartown: together we can put a stop to bullying

Welcome to No Name Calling Week! That’s what’s going on this week in the Edgartown School. Meghan Brown and I, with the help of...

Edgartown: Mother Nature's plans

Riley had his first “real life” experience with living on Martha’s Vineyard in the winter this weekend. For unknown reasons, his Sea Cadet training...

Edgartown: Welcome winter

Happy 2016 to all. Time sure flies. I can’t believe that we are staring down the formidable “winter months” here on Martha’s Vineyard. I...

Edgartown: A Jolly Jingle Bell Run

We survived Christmas! Actually, I’d say we thrived! Our family enjoyed the pleasure of the holiday, sharing gifts and time together. My kids have...

Edgartown: Shopping and Star Wars

If you’re like a huge number of people in this country this past weekend, you’ve been doing one of two things: shopping for the...

Edgartown: Christmas in Edgartown was a splendid success.

It didn’t feel like Christmas in Edgartown this weekend, but it certainly did look like Christmas in Edgartown. I don’t remember the trees being...

Third grade means getting your own dictionary

A couple Tuesdays ago, the third graders around the Island were once again the lucky recipients of dictionaries, courtesy of the Rotary Club of...

Edgartown: the concept of binge watching

I’ve been introduced to a new concept this weekend, courtesy of a sick teenager. It’s called binge watching, and it’s just what it sounds...

Edgartown: Looking for Thanksgiving tales

Not surprisingly, I haven’t heard from many of you regarding your fun, family-filled Thanksgiving stories. It’s understandable, I’m probably not the first person you...

Edgartown: new experiences

I’ve had a huge “growth experience” this week. When it comes to parenting our kids, Jamie and I have always had pretty clear lines....

Edgartown: Family time always fills my heart

It is with a somewhat heavy heart that I sit here to write my column tonight. I say somewhat heavy heart, because I’ve had...

Edgartown: Young actors take the stage

It’s a day that happens to most of us, one that we dread and can’t believe will ever happen. But it happened. To me....

Edgartown: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Welcome, November! Did you remember to turn your clocks back this weekend? I must admit that I love that first Sunday morning when I...

Edgartown: It's beginning to feel a lot like winter

As Amelia and I walked across the parking lot to her dance studio on this very chilly evening, we both stopped short to admire...

Edgartown: Derby excitement

Mother Nature is certainly playing with us this fall, isn’t she? We’ve had swimming in October, unseasonably warm days, crazy rainstorms and flooding, and...