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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...

Oak Bluffs: Illumination Night

This is the week of three major celebrations, with two of the three taking place in Oak Bluffs. The annual Illumination Night took place...

Oak Bluffs: To sink beneath the waves

Welcome to President Obama and his family. I hope the weather cooperates so that they enjoy the beaches, golf courses, and wherever they travel...

Oak Bluffs: Still another moped accident

So here we are again, back at the beginning with another horrifying moped accident. Throughout the past many years, every time there is a...

Oak Bluffs: Things to do

Updated 8:53 am, July 28  Summer fun so many years ago, when I was growing up, was vastly different for kids than it is...

Oak Bluffs: New boardwalk

I have spent the past week dodging the snowstorm of gypsy moths that have adopted my yard. They swirl around, up and down, plastering...

Oak Bluffs: Gypsy moth caterpillars

The shade is gone from my neighborhood this summer, as so many trees have been rendered leafless by the gypsy moth caterpillars. My yard...

Oak Bluffs: Kindergarten graduation

Friday last, a very important event was held at the Oak Bluffs School. It was the kindergarten graduation, for 40-plus students. Family members and...

Oak Bluffs: Father's Day Celebration

The 14-year-long journey that my family had taken as my husband traveled the road of Alzheimer's ended peacefully on May 30. There are so...