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Oak Bluffs: Spirit of giving

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand, and for a talk beside the...

Oak Bluffs: The cozy season

“White month — whose stars fall showering from the skies, turning to snowflakes in the frosty air” — written by Mary Baker Carter Dodge,...

Oak Bluffs: There’s a new dog in town

Yes, they were right. I am speaking about the weather forecasters. The day after Thanksgiving brought us freezing cold temperatures, resulting in sad-looking shrubs...

Oak Bluffs: Thanksgiving’s what you make it

Thanksgiving is this Thursday, and brings to mind all our ideas of perfect families, perfect dinners, and picturesque, old-fashioned scenery. But life isn’t always...

Oak Bluffs: Don’t forget to vote

We are slowly but certainly, and perhaps reluctantly, wending our way into winter. If the leafless trees, wilted flower beds, and shortened daylight hours...

Oak Bluffs: Calling all photographers

I love the colors of the leaves on the different trees during the fall season. The most beautiful scenery is when different varieties of...

Oak Bluffs: History of friendships

They say that timing is everything in life, and I must say it also makes for some interesting adventures. On Monday last I was...

Oak Bluffs: Tim Defelice

While we are finally finding time to relax and enjoy this fall weather, one of our friends is struggling with his health. Remember Tim...

Oak Bluffs: Fall cleaning

According to the weather forecasts for this week, it is time to bring inside all plants that would be sensitive to the drop in...

Oak Bluffs: ‘Be the U’

Once again Mother Nature seems confused and unable to make up her mind as to what kind of weather to send us this fall....

Oak Bluffs: Treats coming in October

We are hovering between hanging on to summer as long as possible and accepting the start of autumn. With the beautiful weather last weekend,...

Oak Bluffs: October’s ‘gorgeous forest tapestry’

“October, the extravagant sister, has ordered an immense amount of the most gorgeous forest tapestry for her grand reception.” Oh, how I wish I...

Oak Bluffs: Fundraiser for Eric Voshel

Our town was rocking last week, with people, music, and food, as hundreds of people flocked to Circuit Avenue for the Tivoli Day celebration....

Oak Bluffs: Tivoli Day is this weekend

My view from the porch now looks as if it has been filmed in slow motion. Instead of spring and summer flowers and fresh...

Oak Bluffs: New library programs for Fall

“O sweet September! Thy first breezes bring the dry leaf’s rustle and the squirrel’s laughter, the cool, fresh air, whence health and vigor spring,...

Oak Bluffs: First day of school Sept. 4

Let’s face it: As this last week of August is here, it is getting more difficult to maintain patience, smiles, and good humor. Now...

Oak Bluffs: Sullivan 5K

That squishing you hear is the sound of us trying to make our way through this soupy, rainy, humid weather, and predictions of more...

Oak Bluffs: Illumination night and more

We are here. The busiest week of the year on the Island started yesterday with our Illumination Night in the Campground. Then we continue...

Oak Bluffs: Calls for a solution

This past week has brought much sadness and soul-searching to many families throughout the Island. The death of a young man who lost his...

Oak Bluffs: MV Author Series continues

Did you know that a group of goldfinches is called a charm? How very appropriate for these delicate birds that have been visiting my...