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Cat found after 23-day walkabout

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Ellie and Christian Flanders moved back to the Vineyard in June to live in West Tisbury with Christian’s grandparents. And rounding out the Flanders...

The Dogcharmer: Old tricks for a new pup

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Hi Tom: We have a beagle that’s been with us for 9 years. He has run of the house, including couch and bed privileges. We...

Veterans town hall meeting

The VA Providence Healthcare System, Veterans Benefits Administration’s Providence Regional Office, and the Cape Cod Vet Center will participate in two joint veterans town...

Coming up at the West Tisbury library

On Friday, August 28, at 8 am at the West Tisbury library, Jason Mazar-Kelly will teach an all-levels Kripalu Flow Yoga Class via Zoom....

Chilmark library hosts special events

No poetry experience required in this virtual four-week mini-class, Build a Poem with poet laureate Spencer Thurlow, running Wednesdays at 10:30 am from Sept....

55Plus: Persevering through a pandemic

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As the Island began to partially reopen this July, and summer residents and tourists booked trips, many Island seniors silently chose to stay home....

Wild Side: Katydids

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A green insect with very long antennae and long hind legs gets posted on social media with a request for identification. “Katydid” is inevitably...

55-Plus: Memory and Music Cafe

Wednesdays, 10 – 11 am The M.V. Center for Living is continuing to host its Memory and Music Cafe virtually. The Café is a welcoming...

55Plus: Up-Island Council on Aging – September 2020

As an up-Island community, we are still grieving the cancellation of our monumental annual event of the Agricultural Fair here in West Tisbury. As...

55Plus: Edgartown Council on Aging – September 2020

The staff at the Edgartown Council on Aging continues to provide weekly meal delivery, and outreach services and referrals Monday through Friday between the...

Saudade: News from and for the Brazilian community/Notícias de e para a comunidade brasileira

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A tradução deste artigo se encontra no final da versão em inglês This week's column is about pregnancy during a pandemic. In addition to being...

Dennis daRosa

Oak Bluffs has no mayor, but friends always joked that if there was ever an election, Dennis daRosa would have won by a landslide....

West Tisbury: Islander stories to remember

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I am watching birds splash around in the birdbath in our backyard. Nuthatches, chickadees, a tufted titmouse, five or six of them at once,...

Tisbury: Good things come to those who wait

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Heard on Main Street: Just be yourself. No one can say you are doing it wrong. Completed mail-in ballots for the primary may be dropped...

Oak Bluffs: Sportsmanship off the court

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How quickly August is racing toward the first of September. Unfortunately, the date on the calendar does not mean instant changes in the weather....

Edgartown: A touch of glitter goes a long way

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We are heading into the last day of August. One of the big questions many of us have been asking in recent weeks is,...

Chilmark: Memories with an open heart

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Last week the Island had two major losses, and my heart goes out to the extended daRosa and Mayhew families. Dennis daRosa was always...

Aquinnah: Late-summer fruit picking

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The peaches have been good this year, firm with just the right give, and filled with juice. They ripen well at home, and have...

Poet’s Corner

I am By Ellie Bates I am the bright orange butterfly weed I survive with the poison ivy in sandy soil I am a place of rest and...

Real Estate Transactions: Week of August 17 – 21, 2020

AQUINNAH August 17, Dan D. Levitt, trustee of Windward Passage Realty Trust, sold 61 Moshup Trail to Puddleby LLC for $1,480,000. August 18, Jestina A. Held...