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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...

Brexit

Dear Nicole,Will you field a question on local politics from an opinionated foreigner? I’m from England, and upset that the U.K. just voted to...

Is Barking OK?

Dear Nicole:I know that my dogs’ voices carry over the pond, and I try to curb their barking, but if a neighbor is playing...

Trash talk

Dear Nicole,A few days ago, I was walking on the beach, and there was a ton of plastic jetsam trashing up the place. I...

My houseguests’ houseguests

Dear Nicole,What do you do when your houseguests ask if they can bring houseguests? Let me explain. We have houseguests, a couple, scheduled to...

Tipping the Plumber

Dear Nicole,Getting a plumber to your house sometimes feels like a bloodsport here. I've heard rumors that if you "tip" the plumber, you will...

Badmouthing a 3-year-old

Dear Nicole,I have a feisty 3-year-old daughter, and a friend recently confided in me — although I know she felt terrible about telling me...

Mother’s Day confession

Dear Nicole,Mother's Day brings up all sorts of unexpected surprises. On this Mother's Day, my father confessed to me that he had a relationship...

Renting to friends

Bemused readers ask novelist Nicole Galland for her take on navigating the precarious social landscape that comes with living on the Vineyard. Nicole, who...

Mindfulness and Your Shopping Cart

Bemused readers ask novelist Nicole Galland for her take on navigating the precarious social landscape that comes with living on the Vineyard. Nicole, who...

Ferry Greeting

Bemused readers ask novelist Nicole Galland for her take on navigating the precarious social landscape that comes with living on the Vineyard. Nicole, who...

Movie seat scuffle

Bemused readers ask novelist Nicole Galland for her take on navigating the precarious social landscape that comes with living on the Vineyard. Nicole, who...

A fan’s dilemma

Bemused readers ask novelist Nicole Galland for her take on navigating the precarious social landscape that comes with living on the Vineyard. Nicole, who...

No Valentine

Bemused readers ask novelist Nicole Galland for her take on navigating the precarious social landscape that comes with living on the Vineyard. Nicole, who...

Shoveling my neighbor’s snow

Bemused readers ask novelist Nicole Galland for her take on navigating the precarious social landscape that comes with living on the Vineyard. Nicole, who...

Stuck in the Snow

Bemused readers ask novelist Nicole Galland for her take on navigating the precarious social landscape that comes with living on the Vineyard. Nicole, who...