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55Plus: Oak Bluffs Council on Aging – June 2020

Due to the pandemic, all activities here at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging are paused. That doesn’t mean that we aren’t here for...

55Plus: Edgartown Council on Aging – June 2020

The staff at the Edgartown Council on Aging continues to provide telephone and email support to the 55-plus community. We have expanded our monthly...

55Plus: TV for Living

M.V. Center for Living Supportive Day Program is expanding its community service outreach this summer.  Beginning in June, MVTV will air a weekly television program...

55Plus: Elder Law – Nursing home alternative during COVID-19

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What is the alternative to being in a nursing home? That question is top of mind for many seniors now, due to the high...

Visiting Vet: Humans, please follow directions!

Tired of all COVID-19 all the time? Me too. Since realizing we needed a new way to provide veterinary care for Island animals, I’ve...

Seniors reconsider post-secondary plans amid pandemic

Martha’s Regional High School’s (MVRHS) seniors are making decisions about post-secondary plans amid a pandemic, something a graduating class has never before experienced. While...

Ms. Cowan to retire after 24 years

After 24 years of teaching, English teacher and department chair Cynthia Cowan is retiring. Known for her dedication to engaging students in classic literature...

Access state virtual library events

While library buildings are closed, librarians across the commonwealth are turning to virtual community programming to ensure that residents can still participate in educational...

Births

Coleman Patrick Cosgrave Suzy Cosgrave and Mike Cosgrave of Vineyard Haven announce the birth of a son, Coleman Patrick Cosgrave, on May 18, 2020, at...

Academic honors

Graduation Elliot Ferland of Edgartown, from the University of New Hampshire. Alexander Trotter of Vineyard Haven, from Ashland University. Peter Cosmo Engley of West Tisbury, from Keene...

Have Faith: Finding community

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Worship services look very different these days. Pastors are recording services and daily messages to view on YouTube or Facebook or Zoom, and during...

Can you help solve a mystery?

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My grandfather, Vineyard Haven plumber Stan Lair (1902–87), collected a lot of images. He had a copy stand set up in his bedroom command...

Poet’s Corner: Corona

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Corona It’s Everywhere And Nowhere The kids gathering at sunset on East Chop The ghosts shuffling through the shelves at the grocery I see Streamers Wisps of what floating through the air And cries Of...

Everyday Teaching: How to teach through questions

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Teachers stress that knowing facts, dates, and precise answers is fundamental to education. Many argue that the memorization of dates, names and formulas is...

Garden Notes: Kitchen garden

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The Memorial Day weekend marked the beginning of settled weather, outdoor grilling, and summer. It is also freighted with solemn meaning. Graves are decorated,...

West Tisbury: Decoration Day memories

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I am writing this column on Monday morning, Memorial Day. The weekend brought heavy rain on Saturday, followed by bright sunshine on Sunday. Today...

Tisbury: Reach out to local businesses

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Heard on Main Street: You did fly the flag on Monday, right? Last Friday morning I was thinking about the children in their Memorial Day...

Oak Bluffs: Friendly while out and about

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Now the iris and late-blooming azaleas have replaced the blossoms of lilacs and goldfinch, and many varieties of woodpeckers are flocking to the feeders....

Edgartown: Virtual ‘March to the Sea’

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I have to start my column this week with telling you that if you haven’t gone to the Edgartown School’s webpage to view the...

Chilmark: Online menus for local goods

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It was Saturday night, Memorial Day weekend. After the rain, I drove to Menemsha to walk my dogs. There was a steady stream of...