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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...

West Tisbury: It Feels Good to Be Home

It’s good to be home, especially with gorgeous cool days, sunshine, and gardens at their peak. I arrived to find my rhododendron hedge making...

West Tisbury: Full moon

The full moon has come and gone, so it feels safe to put out tender summer plantings in the garden. I look forward to...

Leslie Baker paints with the power of raw color

The name of Leslie Baker’s most recent show is “Raw Color” and that is what you will see: a collection of paintings and monotypes...

West Tisbury: signs of spring

I grew up in a single-story house, then lived in mostly city apartments during my art-school years. So when I moved into Mike’s and...

West Tisbury: Face to face problem solving

I was shocked, upset, and disappointed when Mike came home from Alley’s the other evening with news that the SSA is planning to close...

West Tisbury: Unexpected Spring Cleaning

I don’t know what got into me. Mike was off at a fire department drill for the day, so I had the house to...

West Tisbury: Sue Kennedy's memorial service

I hope the turnout of so many friends for Sue Kennedy’s memorial service brought some comfort to Brian and Drew and their family. The...

Happy memories of Passover

So many happy memories of Passover when I was growing up: My cousin Dick and his wife, Dorothy, made the perfect Seders of my...

West Tisbury: A tour of West Tisbury's garden centers.

The house is filled with daffodils, lavish bouquets that seem to have left little diminution of the still extravagant displays outside. Wind and rain...