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West Tisbury: Graphic novel workshop

there was near Grampa’shouse a heart ofwhite stones imbeddedin the road     Iwent there oftencirclingcarefully            yearslater I wentback to seeif it was stillthere    Ithought ...

West Tisbury: Allen Whiting opens gallery for the season

A misty, rainy weekend, much-needed rain falling intermittently. Sitting on our covered porch, moist air on my face, drinking coffee, reading, and petting Mona,...

Strawberry Festival at West Tisbury Church

If you can find yourself beneath the yellow pollen film covering everything, I hope you can get outside to enjoy the remarkable weather we...

Oops: The Real June 14 West Tisbury column

It’s Flag Day. Bill Haynes’s birthday. Special Election Day in West Tisbury. Voting begins at 7 am at the Public Safety Building. “Shall the...

West Tisbury: Congratulations Charter School class of 2018

It’s Flag Day. Bill Haynes’ birthday. Special Election Day in West Tisbury. Voting begins at 7 am at the Public Safety Building. “Shall the...

West Tisbury: Memorial Day memories

This is another one of those columns I’m typing one-fingered, supporting the laptop with my other hand to keep it off the orange cat...

West Tisbury: Season of the shadbush

The sun is shining. It was when I woke up Monday morning, and is a momentous enough event to start off this column. The...

West Tisbury: Such an odd spring

When I look out the window, it is a beautiful spring day, but said window is closed against the still chilly temperatures. It’s such...

West Tisbury: Scents of spring

Hawks flew overhead this morning, swooping and sailing in a gray sky, rainy and gray after so many sunny days in a row. Our...

West Tisbury: Warmer every week

After a beautiful, warmer-every-day week, it ended in heavy rain and back to turtlenecks and sweaters. Still, everywhere I look the landscape appears greener....

From Polly Hill to Longwood Gardens

It’s difficult to imagine how Erin Hepfner can leave the Polly Hill Arboretum, where she has managed the volunteer program and visitor center since...

West Tisbury: Weekend reward

We have finally had a few sunny days, one after another, gradually warming us and the earth. All the daffodils along the roadsides are...

West Tisbury: Election reflection

Tax forms are filled in, signed, and mailed. Town meeting and election are over. No surprises in our elected officials; no one ran in...

West Tisbury: Daffodils beginning to bloom

By the time you are reading this week’s column, town meeting will have come and gone, and our local elections will be in progress....

West Tisbury: Easter egg hunts

It’s been another week of weather, from warm sunny spring to a gently falling snow. I am so grateful to live in New England;...

Birth of a board game

You may not know that there has been a resurgence in the popularity of board games in every age range. According to Sam Bryant...

West Tisbury: Stop and start snow

Sunday was a perfect day to read the New York Times and watch intermittent snow falling outside our windows. It was so strange to...

West Tisbury: Great ponds

“The great ponds have never been higher,” according to many of our friends who live and/or walk along the south shore ponds. There are...

West Tisbury: A roaring month

Parsonage, or Whiting’s, is a pond again, albeit with tuffets of grasses breaking through. Maybe it will get cold enough for skating, a sight...

West Tisbury: Windy and wet

What a weekend. With a second nor’easter predicted for this Wednesday, there doesn’t seem much point putting away the kerosene lamps, flashlights, and candles...