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Edgartown: Looking forward to warmer days

I hope that you all enjoyed a relaxing and family-filled Easter Sunday. Easter is an odd family holiday for me as an adult. As...

Edgartown: New England Weather

Where else but in New England can the first day of spring come with a winter storm watch? On Sunday, we all waited to...

Edgartown: Bare feet and all

I was so excited to see so many flowers in bloom over the weekend. I knew they were starting. We even had a crocus...

Edgartown: New wheels for Sherm

It takes a village to organize an eighth grade fundraiser! The Edgartown School eighth grade’s annual Auction takes place this Friday night at the...

Edgartown: Vacation is over

Welcome back to all of you who traveled over February vacation. The miracle of modern technology allowed those of us who stayed behind to...

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....