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West Tisbury: Library Halloween party

Last week I wrote about the slow changes and lack of fall color. This week I am reporting that our landscape is much transformed....

West Tisbury: Take a look

I was lucky to run into Jonathan Jr. and Jack Belain the other day when I was trying to decide on a chrysanthemum to...

West Tisbury: National Fossil Day

Another perfect weekend. One day to work in the yard with Mike, and one day to read, knit, and listen to the rain. We...

West Tisbury: We'll miss you Joannie

All this lovely rain. It was perfect for a lazy Saturday on the sofa, reading and watching the rain fall outside our windows.I ran...

West Tisbury: Living Local Harvest Festival

Fall officially began last week, and it already feels like the summer heat is well behind us. Sweaters and socks are coming out of...

West Tisbury: Love and chainsaws

Humidity and warmer temperatures returned for the weekend, after a lovely cool week. I loved having nights cool enough for pulling up a blanket,...

West Tisbury: Working at the polls

I love working at the polls. You see everyone in town, and find out the election results right away if you work the last...

West Tisbury: My own tropical storm

Hurricane Hermine. Downgraded to Tropical Storm Hermine, it’s sitting 300 miles offshore as I’m writing this column and waiting for the predicted rain and...

West Tisbury: Hats off to the WT library

We have finally had some cooler days and nights. It doesn’t feel so crowded and frenetic in town. By the time you are reading...

West Tisbury: 90 Osprey nests

How wonderful to wake up to rain this morning. I heard it start around 4:30, then stop, and start again in earnest. By 7...

West Tisbury: The Ag Fair begins today!

A lovely walk on Hancock Beach last week with my three summer beach-walking friends, Ellen Weiss, Mary Beth Norton, and Brooks Robards. We have...

West Tisbury: Time Out

It feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day. Or days in the week. Stuff needs to be done everywhere I look, and...

West Tisbury: Getting ready for the Obamas

August 1. Rain last night. A dry, cool morning, comfortable for our morning walk. As we walked through the field, we saw wood lilies...

West Tisbury: Friends of the West Tisbury library’s Book Sale

Two inches of rain here Friday night, a drenching downpour with thunder and lightning that sent us running downstairs to close windows and unplug...

West Tisbury: Life’s pleasures

I was surprised to find myself just sitting in a chair in my backyard one afternoon last week. Doing “nothing” is one of life’s...

West Tisbury: daylily season

It’s daylily season, the midsummer weeks when daylilies are at their height of bloom and ubiquity. I think all of us growing up in...

Mariah MacGregor inspires creativity in Island youth

Just in time for the end of the school year, this is an introduction to Mariah MacGregor, art teacher at the Chilmark School. I...

West Tisbury: New Fire/Rescue truck

West Tisbury’s new Fire/Rescue truck 721 arrived Wednesday afternoon at Station 2 to an awaiting group of firemen and rescue personnel. Chief Estrella had...

West Tisbury: They haying is done and the sheep are sheared

Well, here we are. Strawberries. Peas. Bluefish. Flags and fireworks. It’s Fourth of July weekend. Everyone is busy getting ready for houseguests or just...

West Tisbury: Congratulations graduates

The air is all roses, both from those intentionally planted in gardens and from the wild multiflora roses along the roadsides. Their perfume is...