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Oak Bluffs: Overcast days

My forsythia has surrendered to the cold, and the days are mostly overcast now. It’s difficult to keep upbeat in this time of winter....

Oak Bluffs: Quiet on Circuit Ave

Circuit Avenue is quieter now, and seems to be taking a nap. So many of our restaurants are either closed for the winter or...

Oak Bluffs: Old headlines

The New Year seemed to have passed rather peacefully, with the usual ups and downs of a variety of weather, including a few flurries,...

Oak Bluffs: Playing in the snow

And the snows came, and kept coming and coming till everything was a black-and-white world. Meetings were canceled, and there was a delayed opening...

Oak Bluffs: Resolutions

Welcome to 2017. Are you all ready with your New Year’s resolutions and good intentions? My plans to be more organized in this new...

Oak Bluffs: Cozying-in time

It is the start of what I call the cozying-in time, as the Christmas celebrations have quieted down, and for the moment, it is...

Oak Bluffs: Sharing blessings

Here we are once again, on the brink of Christmas. The colder weather, and flurries of snow now and then, are adding to this...

Oak Bluffs: The search for affordable housing

Sunday last was a slow-moving one for me; I spent most of the day doing chores around the house, warmed by the wood stove...

Oak Bluffs: Kicking off the holiday season

What a pleasure it was to attend the Martha’s Vineyard Community Chorus concert on Sunday last. The Old Whaling Church was standing room only...

Oak Bluffs: Peaceful December

Hello, December. Last week Thanksgiving brought many people to our Island to celebrate with their families, and it seems as if suddenly we are...

Oak Bluffs: Oak Bluffs Quilters’ group

Once upon a time in a land far away, or so it seems now upon looking back, my childhood Thanksgivings were simpler. School was...

Oak Bluffs: Grandfather Alley

Well, hopefully most of the unpleasantness of this troublesome election is behind us, and now, as they say, “keep calm and carry on.” My...

Oak Bluffs: Remembering Bink deBettencourt

Many things can jog our memories about things past. Trees hold many memories for me. Every time I drive by Hiawatha Park in the...

Oak Bluffs: Thank you Donald Gregory

Now when I come home from work, my yard is a view of quickly fading fall colors as leaves on the trees and shrubs...

Oak Bluffs: Trucking M.V.

We are speeding toward the end of fall like a train headed for an upcoming station. The boat schedules have changed, we see more...

Oak Bluffs: Time to slow down

Peaceful, restful fall has arrived. This is supposed to be our calming-down season. The russet, orange, and yellow colors of the landscape and a...

Oak Bluffs: Local boy makes good

Well, just when you think it couldn't get any uglier, it does. Not just the weather but the political storms that continue to rage...

Oak Bluffs: Early voting dates

Everyone who is familiar with my column is much aware that I have a great fondness for dogs. But when I was a young...

Oak Bluffs: Favorite time of year

It is practically unanimous: This is absolutely the most favorite time of year for Islanders. The weather, the lessening of frantic planning and working,...

Oak Bluffs: Special thanks to Crossland Nursery

Now that there are fewer people around, we can really notice the beautiful flower gardens and plantings everywhere in the town, including Ocean Park,...