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West Tisbury

After watching Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the latest are Jose and Maria, both potentially heading right for us, maybe nor’easters by the time they...

Ternes Award goes to Sculpin Art Association members

A crowd gathered at the Old Sculpin Gallery in Edgartown last Sunday evening to see an exhibition and award ceremony for two artists, Anna...

West Tisbury: The Derby begins

Sweet autumn clematis is out in all its seasonal splendor, vines twining through shrubbery or spilling over fences, a mass of fragrant white flowers....

West Tisbury: In memory of John Ashbery

I’m writing this week’s column on my porch this Monday morning. The air feels silent, or at least quieter than it has all summer....

West Tisbury: Cooler days

Beautiful, crispy-cool days and nights, one after another. The forecast is for a continuation of the same all through the week, maybe a little...

Featherstone fills pottery bowls full of fresh soup at annual Potters Bowl

The parking lot was filled and more cars kept arriving. A line of people quietly awaited the clock striking 4 pm, the official opening...

West Tisbury: An hour for hamburgers

The Fair ends tonight, and from all reports it was the biggest and best ever, despite heavy rain on Friday. There certainly was plenty...

West Tisbury: Talley

“This is a perfect August summer day,” said my husband as we walked along the beach with Nanuk on Sunday afternoon. It was warm,...

West Tisbury: Late summer landscape

Mornings have been foggy before the sun burns it off. The the sky is blue, bright with sunshine and puffy fair-weather clouds. Nice to...

Artist Max Decker finds the abstract in the familiar

Max Decker met me outside the open double doors of his barn studio in West Tisbury. Glancing past him, I couldn’t wait to get...

West Tisbury: Donnie Mills and Hillside Farm

Many of us remember when Donnie Mills ran Hillside Farm in North Tisbury. He opened for the season every year on Palm Sunday, as...

West Tisbury: Book sale

Orange butterfly weed is dotting fields all around town. Otherwise, things are mostly green, that heavy, dull, dusty green of midsummer. It’s been hot,...

Stan Murphy at Featherstone: Landscapes, nudes, and a bit of fancy

You open the door and walk right into a large landscape, “Winter Sunset,” painted by Stan Murphy in 1960. It’s an odd landscape; it...

Jeff Serusa is a photographer with an artist’s eye

“Magic,” was the answer Jeff Serusa, owner of Seaworthy Gallery, gave me when I asked him, “How do you take what you shoot and...

West Tisbury: Working on the boat

It’s a good thing my husband enjoys working on his boat. He spent the afternoon back and forth between the boat (on a trailer...

West Tisbury: Summer flowers

Daylilies and hydrangeas are the stars of Island gardens now. Orange tiger lilies symbolize New England summers and grow in ever-enlarging clumps, especially along...

West Tisbury: Fireworks

By the time you are reading this, the Fourth of July festivities will have come and gone. Picnics, parades, fireworks, houseguests. I hope everyone...

West Tisbury: Nelson and the refrigerator

Our cat, Nelson, seemed to be spending an inordinate amount of time staring at the refrigerator. Whenever I walked past the kitchen, there he...

West Tisbury: Travels

Last week was hot and sunny, perfect for haying. Driving past hayfields of swaying grasses, then seeing them cut and baled or rolled, is...

West Tisbury: Town picnic success

The town picnic was great! The weather was perfect. Benches were set up under a canopy of trees for shade and the pleasantest ambience....