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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,...

Oak Bluffs: Kite-flying day in Ocean Park last weekend

The primaries are over. Whether your choice of candidate won or did not, decisions have now been made. Congratulations to all the candidates, even...

Oak Bluffs: The Island is a bit emptier

It’s back to wearing shoes, and school again after this very hot summer. However, last Monday and Tuesday, the cool temperature and windy, rainy...

Oak Bluffs: Back to school

Labor Day weekend is just about here, and there has already been a slow exodus of families, and students returning to their off-Island homes....

Oak Bluffs: Wonderful fireworks

The weather could not have been better for last week’s celebration of the fair, Illumination Night, and the Oak Bluffs Fire Department Fireworks. I...