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West Tisbury: Santa at the station

I’m writing this after attending my favorite event of the whole year, the arrival of Santa Claus at the West Tisbury Fire Station. I...

West Tisbury: Lighting up the season

I love driving home at night this time of year, seeing all the lights and decorations brightening my way. The tree at the turn...

West Tisbury: Thanksgiving recap

It’s the last weekend in November. Thanksgiving has come and gone. Now we rush forward towards “the holidays,” Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa, with parties,...

Nature nurturers retire from Polly Hill

“Who could imagine such a place?” said Arboretum founder Polly Hill.Her quote began an article commemorating the 20th anniversary of Polly Hill Arboretum...

West Tisbury: Friendsgiving

I was so disappointed to wake up Friday morning to find the snow washed away except for a few wisps caught in the grass...

West Tisbury: Corn pudding time

It’s finally gotten cold enough to start the woodstove in the evenings, and these past few mornings, as well. Leaves are mostly down now,...

West Tisbury: Cozy Farmers Market

I don’t remember seeing foliage so brightly and diversely colored on the Island before this year. Take a look at the trees surrounding the...

West Tisbury: Whether the storm

After ominous weather reports and a day spent in preparation, Saturday’s nor’easter turned out to be not much of a storm. There was wind...

West Tisbury: Driving with Ms. Kirchmeier

Ruth Kirchmeier and I drove to the Vineyard Playhouse on Saturday evening to the opening of Marie-Louise Rouff’s exhibition there. The trip allowed us...

West Tisbury: Noticing nature

It always surprises me to find the odd myrtle flower or a few blossoms on our rhododendrons every fall. An unexpected gift. A reason...

West Tisbury: Trash day

“We could have held a town meeting at the transfer station,” my husband said when he got home from taking our recycling in this...

West Tisbury: A little Scott’s Grove history

After complaining for most of the summer about the lack of rain, it seems appropriate to begin this week’s column by stating my gratitude...

Ribbon is cut at Scott’s Grove

A group of local and Island residents and dignitaries gathered Thursday afternoon to mark the completion of nine affordable apartments in West Tisbury, a...

West Tisbury: The comfort of cat love

Nelson is sleeping peacefully on my chest. I had planned to attend a couple of events over the weekend that would have given me...

West Tisbury: On watch

I have spent much of the past few days watching Hurricane Florence approach the Carolinas and Georgia, then seeing the devastation from wind and...

Rob Hauck explores real borders and boundaries in latest exhibit

“What are the things that separate us? And what is the cost? What can I do?”Rob Hauck asked himself those questions after seeing news...

Billy Hoff lets his painting take the lead

Looking at the paintings in Billy Hoff’s new show at A Gallery, or in his studio, one enters a world apart. Yes, they are...

West Tisbury: September is to remember

Mike has gone off-Island with his brother to visit their mother, so I have the house all to myself. The Sunday New York Times,...

West Tisbury: Fall is here

Walking out to my studio yesterday, I noticed dry, yellowed leaves along my way, already littering the ground. When I looked up at the...

West Tisbury: National Dog Day

The cooler weather has been a blessing, especially at night. Nice to have windows open and to sleep with a blanket pulled up. Now...