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West Tisbury: Support and strength

It is painful to begin a column with the loss of a young man, Jake Baird, who died on Friday in a car accident...

West Tisbury: Couch potato

Last week’s snow mostly turned to rain, leaving slick and rutted ice on the ground. A fallen tree closed Scotchman’s, and some homes lost...

West Tisbury: Share and remember

Happy New Year. What will 2018 bring to all of us in West Tisbury?There will be new babies. We will watch the children...

West Tisbury: Christmas rituals

My mother’s Christmas cactus is blooming on a plant stand in my dining room. It has been blooming since just after Thanksgiving, and will...

West Tisbury: Nelson the terror cat

Mike and I have picked out our tree, to be cut from our woods sometime this week. It will go on a table in...

West Tisbury: Mightily aggrieved

Our Town Party is tonight from 5 to 8 pm at the Ag Hall. I’m starting off the column with this so that everyone...

West Tisbury: The West Tisbury Church Christmas Faire

The West Tisbury Church Christmas Faire was packed Saturday morning. Packed with wonderful greens and food and gift possibilities, and packed with loads of...

West Tisbury: Nobody’s cooking

Most everyone I spoke with before Thanksgiving was dashing around in excitement of guests arriving or themselves going to a feast at someone else’s...

West Tisbury: To the Elms

Tomorrow will be Thanksgiving, and everyone will be celebrating, or not, in their own ways.Back in Ridgefield, Conn., there were years when I walked...

West Tisbury: Time for corn pudding

Veterans Day weekend came and went. With it, cold air arrived, and wind that died down by Sunday. It was the first time I...

West Tisbury: Two men I loved

Last Monday’s storm littered our lawn with fallen leaves, now dusty and dry from the sunny days that followed. Walking outside, I am immediately...

West Tisbury: The jinx lifted

What a grand storm we are having as I write this week’s column. Trees still loaded with leaves catch the wind as branches thump...

West Tisbury: Nelson’s bayonet

I had wonderful stories for this column, but have somehow managed to mislay my notebook. If it doesn’t turn up within the next few...

West Tisbury: Honey for my tea

Just writing the date, Oct. 19, reminded me that the new babies I have enjoyed this past year are growing up. Lyla Bohan will...

West Tisbury: I love the seasons changing

Leslie’s bouquet of “last of the season” zinnias is still on the windowsill, looking as fresh and perfect as the day she gave them...

West Tisbury: Mom’s pickle relish

The vinegar and sugar-sweet smell of pickle relish suffuses my kitchen as I am writing this morning. It’s a recipe my mom used to...

Aging as a continuation of our lives

Dr. Atul Gawande strode across the stage of the Boston Public Library and settled himself into a chair across from his interviewer, Robin Young....

West Tisbury: Dan Waters’ three cats

To begin, I ask you to forgive me for any typos or misstatements in my column this week. My cat, Nelson, is asleep on...

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...