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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...

Edgartown: Hunting season is coming

What a difference a week makes! As much as last weekend’s weather kept us all inside, nesting and cooking, this weekend’s weather got everyone...

Edgartown: Thanks to all who have taken a moment to welcome me back

While I’m feeling most grateful that Hurricane Joaquin didn’t cause us any serious weather problems here on Martha’s Vineyard, I will admit that this...

Edgartown: welcoming an old, new writer

As I sit here following a big family dinner in honor of a weekend visit from my siblings, I’ve been trying to come up...