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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...

West Tisbury: An enormous patch of snowdrops

I am horrified to have just written March 1. Our peaceful, solitary winter is almost over. It’s easy to feel springlike, with the warm...

West Tisbury: Fred Fisher’s eggs

It’s been a beautiful week, mostly warm. Snowdrops continue to show up and bloom in gardens around town and other tips of greenery are...

West Tisbury: Sand sodden

Our weather has continued its pattern of mild days followed by cold, then mild again. The roaring storm we had Sunday afternoon left our...

West Tisbury: Early snow

I love watching snow falling, blowing across the windows, turning the world white. This afternoon I read with a friend a wonderful poem by...

West Tisbury: Coo’s Deli

Lately there have been a few stories in both Vineyard newspapers that have brought back so many memories of my early days when I...

West Tisbury: Yes, he still bites

The weather has been erratic, frigid cold for a few days, then up into the 40s. Nice days to work outside. I am trying...

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...