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Oak Bluffs: Congratulations Molly

I still remember the absolute horror of that day in 1970 when four Kent State students were shot by members of the Ohio National...

Oak Bluffs: Avoiding endless telemarketing

The torrential rains of last weekend left puddle pools and disrupted outdoor activity plans, but thankfully no floods. Now we are facing a few...

Oak Bluffs: Courage

February not only is the shortest month of the year, but it is also Black History Month. After reading a few articles and watching...

Oak Bluffs: Winter’s indecision

Once again we were lulled to sleep by a rhapsody of howling wind, pelting rain, and the discordant cries of the cat, Doodle, who...

Oak Bluffs: Cancelling “Jeopardy”

Sports seem to have taken over this winter season, especially football and in particular the Patriots. Now, I enjoy sports and the Patriots also,...

Oak Bluffs: Slow season

Winter brings a change to our town. If you take a ride up Circuit Avenue now, it appears as if there is only one...

Oak Bluffs: Knit a bit

The weather is a bit warmer, but last week’s cold and icy winds left me inside the house, like someone under house arrest. I...

Oak Bluffs: Brave the cold

Can it really be 2018? We certainly hope so, as most of us are not looking back at 2017 with fond memories. What a...

Oak Bluffs: Happy memories

So here it is, the Friday before Christmas, and the Times has requested that we get a column in to them today for the...

Oak Bluffs: The bite of winter

Another bit of wisdom from my Old Farmer’s Almanac engagement calendar states that winter either bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail....

Oak Bluffs: Friends of Oak Bluffs silent auction

How peaceful and beautiful an evening's journey into our town is at this time of year. Driving down New York Avenue you are greeted...

Oak Bluffs: Music and lights

Oak Bluffs shines the brightest at Christmas and holiday time, and this year is no different. Already the decorations have begun to appear around...

Oak Bluffs: Ebb and flow

For me life always seems to come full circle at Thanksgiving time. Perhaps because it has always been such a family holiday, that it...

Oak Bluffs: “Closed for the season”

I had a friend who once told me that the only thing that is certain in this life is change itself. And I now...

Oak Bluffs: Senseless

The beauty of these autumn days is being destroyed by the dark clouds of violence that obscure joyful things lately. Once again lives are...

Oak Bluffs: Storm-lover’s wind

It was a storm-lover’s wind that blew us all around on Sunday and Monday. Trees and limbs fell or broke, and leaves were left...

Oak Bluffs: Yardwork or play

Once again we were blessed last weekend with perfect weather for outdoor activities, whether for yardwork or play. So nice to drive by the...

Oak Bluffs: Autumn crowds

Here we are gliding into fall without the sudden change of the end of summer as has occurred in years past. Back then, September's...

Oak Bluffs: Tai Chi

Another busy Columbus Day weekend has gone by and we were fortunate that, at least for two of the days, the weather was sunny...

Oak Bluffs: Meeting and greeting

Fall was always a time of weddings on the Island and now it has also become a time of class reunions. Last week the...