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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...

Edgartown: Library celebrates Shakespeare

I feel like a total dork. I went out for my run tonight, got about 10 steps out of the driveway, and promptly tumbled...

Edgartown: Mayflowers

It took me all day today to pull it together to go for my run. I had high hopes for outdoor activities today, but...

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Amelia and I had a new experience today when we watched the Rise Showcase dance performances rather than participating in them. After the last...

Edgartown: We need a steady source of vitamin D

Mother Nature certainly is playing some games with us, isn’t she? Some sun, some warmth, some gray, some rain, some snow, more rain, more...

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....