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Germ warfare

Dear Nicole,The other day I heard someone on the radio talking about all the germs there were in supermarkets, especially in the produce section....

Knit-fit

Dear Nicole,What is it with the knitting? Women take their knitting everywhere on this Island! I guess it's OK, but it seems kind of...

Livestock on the road

Dear Nicole:What do you do when you encounter loose livestock in the road and its owners are chasing it down? Do you get out...

Five Corners

Dear Nicole,Can we please have a moment, an hour, a day, without politics? I voted for Warren/Markey/Keating, who are ROCKING IT in D.C. That...

Dressing up and down

Dear Nicole,The Vineyard used to be known for how casually everyone dressed. It had a shoes-optional reputation. Hell, make that clothing-optional. Now it seems...

Trumpy daughter

Dear Nicole,I know people who voted for Donald Trump, but I admit I haven’t talked to them since the election. It’s easier for me...

What makes West Tisbury tick?

This past Saturday morning, West Tisbury residents and voters collected in the community room of the West Tisbury Public Library to learn about “What...

John Sundman illuminates the world of sci-fi

“People deprecate science fiction as being a literature of ideas. But so is ‘Moby Dick,’” said John Sundman, who will lead the next Islanders...

Thank-you gifts

Dear Nicole: 
I have a question about gift giving … for thank-you gifts, not Christmas. During a recent severe illness, I was helped out by...

Your smoke is in my car

Dear Nicole, It is early in the morning, and I am groggy and annoyed. I am sitting in my car in Vineyard Haven, waiting to...

Can you be more sensitive?

Dear Nicole,Most Vineyarders voted for Clinton, which means that many of us are feeling resigned, sad, or on the verge of a nervous breakdown....

Should I protest?

Dear Nicole,For us it's personal. Hillary Clinton is a Vineyard person, after all. It's not much of a consolation prize, but let's at least...

Did my neighbors plant poison ivy?

Dear Nicole,The neighborly thing to do is not to plant poison ivy across a walking trail that encroaches on your property, right? I get...

I am not your server

Before we get to this week’s questions, last week’s column (Seasonal Shutdown) received an overwhelming response from readers on social media, via comments, and...

Seasonal Shutdown

Dear Nicole,I am a seasonal resident who has had it with the entitled attitudes of the ever so holy year-rounders who tend to treat...

Zenned out

Dear Nicole,I’m a year-round Islander who managed to avoid the hectic pace of the past few months. When other Vineyarders ask me how my...

Facebook Fracas

Dear Nicole, I am a member of a large Vineyard-based Facebook group, which by default means there are a lot of people expressing a lot...

Dems at dinner

Dear Nicole:I hosted a dinner party recently, and one of my guests said he was going to vote for a third-party candidate, because as...

Women and Will: Female trio combine forces for Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Imagine yourself in the Tisbury Amphitheatre on a summer afternoon. On the earthen stage before you, a comedy unfolds. As is common in Shakespeare,...

The birthday gift

Dear Nicole,We’re invited to an acquaintance’s Significant-Age Birthday Party next week, catered dinner and drinks … and the invitation expressly told us not to...