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West Tisbury: Snowbound days

Leslie Baker came to visit last week, arriving with a bunch of Tête-à-Tête daffodils in her hand. They went immediately into a vase placed...

West Tisbury: Winter has returned

Winter has returned to West Tisbury, at least for the past weekend. Someone told me earlier that Saturday and Saturday night were the coldest...

West Tisbury: We are all together

The down-Island Cronig’s felt like a town meeting last Sunday. I ran into everyone there. Danny Whiting was standing outside, then Ken and Roe...

West Tisbury: A week of birthdays

A busy weekend of birthdays and get-togethers, along with gorgeous weather. Everyone seemed to be smiling. No coats in sight; maybe a light one,...

West Tisbury: The power of the pen

We attended this past weekend a celebration of the life of Tori Gadowski. I had forgotten about Tori Togs, her mother Jennie’s children’s clothing...

West Tisbury: Windy weather and mice

Updated: Jan. 31, 2:52 pmThe wind blew and blew last week and through the weekend. It wasn’t that cold, but there was no interest...

Depression: My story

“For most Islanders, January to March are the difficult months,” wrote Milton Mazer 40 years ago in his book “People and Predicaments: Life and Distress on Martha’s Vineyard.” “There are periods when day after day, heavy low clouds oppress the Island, the sun gone, the night sky moonless and starless …”

West Tisbury: A sea of pink hats

National and world politics touched even our little island last week with the Inauguration of a new president and the stunning Women’s March the...

Going to the hospital

Information if you are going to a psychiatric hospital:First, you go the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Emergency Room. You will be admitted, settled into a...

West Tisbury: Francine Kelly and Lynn Murphy

This past week was a perfect example of the old saying about New England weather, “Wait a minute and it will change.” We had...

West Tisbury: First big snow storm

Stalactites hang down from the edge of our sunroom roof, looking like the icicle Christmas lights that have decorated porches around town through the...

West Tisbury: Winter sunsets

One of the things I love about winter is seeing sunsets. As soon as the trees in our woods leaf out, the sky is...

West Tisbury: Flowering snowdrops

As I typed in Dec. 29, 2016, it was obvious this is my last column for 2016. Another year of weather, occasions, births, and...

West Tisbury: First snow

Saturday morning, 4:30: I’m writing the column early this week. We have an early deadline because of the holidays coming. But mostly I want...

The West Tisbury Holiday Party

About 200 people turned out for West Tisbury’s annual Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 8. The Ag Hall was packed with people, conversation, music,...

West Tisbury: Recalling winters past

So disappointed to wake up to rain Monday morning, instead of the snow I had hoped for. I kept waking up to look out...

West Tisbury: Lights

The nights have been crystal clear, with a perfect sliver of a moon and brilliant stars. Mike put up our outside Christmas lights Sunday...

West Tisbury: Lots of Thanksgiving stories

West Tisbury was full of visitors for Thanksgiving weekend. Tables big and small were set out with pretty china and sparkling glass, everyone arriving...

West Tisbury: Kudos to Solon Oliver

Our lawn is piled high with a patchwork of colored leaves, the air perfumed by their dusty fragrance. There’s a crunch underneath my feet...

West Tisbury: Supermoon

I hope everyone has had an opportunity to walk outside during the past few nights to look at the huge full moon and clear,...