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West Tisbury: 10 years as minister

The fair is over. It’s been overcast the past couple of days, with drips and drabs of not-really-rain. Nelson, our cat, was wet when...

Ms. has a vision for the future of women

For women “of a certain age,” Ms. magazine presented our voices and those of like-minded women, of our hopes and dreams for a more...

West Tisbury: Skunked

“Mike, do you smell a skunk?”It was dark, about 4 am, when I rolled over in bed and asked this question of my beloved....

Marie-Louise Rouff creates luminous abstract acrylic images

It is a pleasure and an education to see Marie-Louise Rouff’s latest exhibition of paintings, newly hung in the West Tisbury library’s program room....

West Tisbury: Art in spite of the rain

I’m starting off my column with a mention of rain again. Two wonderful inches this past Saturday.Not enough to keep crowds away from...

West Tisbury: Dry weather means caution

It finally rained, a pelting, drenching, pounding, rushing, puddle-making rain. What a relief not to have to drag hoses around for a couple of...

West Tisbury: Hunting cats

My apologies to Joyce Kilmer for what follows: I think that I shall never seeA sight as gross awaiting me. A sight of fur, its past...

West Tisbury: Blueberry Fest on Saturday

Orange is everywhere, as daylilies line every road and mark every driveway around town. At the entry to the Polly Hill Arboretum, don’t miss...

West Tisbury: Ice cream month

What a spectacular weekend. After endless days of enervating heat and humidity, Saturday and Sunday were perfect summer days. Several people I spoke with...

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...