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Dance to ‘The Nutcracker’

Children of all ages are welcome to join Miss Shannon online to learn dances from “The Nutcracker” ballet. The classes include singing, stretching, basic...

Let’s talk movies

Watch free movies and discuss them with others in the community through the Edgartown library's Movie in Focus film group. This month's feature is...

Enjoy a Thanksgiving weekend hike

Enjoy a guided hike at Menemsha Hills to a peaceful brook and the remnants of an 1800s brickworks. This outdoor adventure is for experienced...

Garden Notes: Self-seeding

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“As long as one has a garden, one has a future; and as long as one has a future one is alive.” — Frances...

Visiting Vet: Slippers and gratitude

Last week Slippers, the dog, woke up with a swollen face. This time of year dogs with swollen faces are common, often caused by...

Have Faith: Principles in politics

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They say never discuss religion or politics at a dinner party, but what about when the two topics seem inextricably connected? We've been debating...

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

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Note: We will be closing at NOON on Dec. 24, and closed on Dec. 25.  Please call for an appointment if you need help with...

55Plus: Tisbury Council on Aging – December 2020

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The Tisbury Council on Aging continues to do outreach to keep in touch with our seniors. We had hoped to open the center to...

55Plus: Oak Bluffs Council on Aging – December 2020

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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 – December 2020

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

Elder Law: Giving It All Away (Or at Least Some of It)

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Every December, my clients ask whether or not it makes sense to make gifts to their loved ones. In addition to getting to hear...

Medicare’s Open Enrollment

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The Open Enrollment Period ends Dec. 7, 2020, for Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) and Prescription Drug Plans (Part D), and it is very...

Writing from the Heart: Writing about life

The renowned poet Marie Howe wrote a gorgeous poem titled “What the Living Do.” In it she cites all the ordinary, everyday things that...

Island legislators hope for police reform bill

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In a Zoom call Monday night hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard chapter of the NAACP, state Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Falmouth, and state Sen. Julian...

Separating myth from reality

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On Tuesday, Nov. 17, families around Massachusetts joined the Martha's Vineyard Museum for a virtual presentation, "This Land Is Their Land: A Conversation with...

West Tisbury revives Housing Bank idea

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The West Tisbury Housing Bank committee is proposing a warrant article for the town’s annual town meeting next spring that will focus on establishing...

West Tisbury: Holiday traditions

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This Thanksgiving will be different. Forgive me for stating the obvious. Mike and I will be eating dinner alone for the first time in I...

Tisbury: One-way streets

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Heard on Main Street: The buttons on my jeans have started social distancing from each other. Friends are what keep us going during these times....

Oak Bluffs: Red Stocking Fund

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As it is every year, Thanksgiving is here once again. Everyone here on the Island and throughout the world has been seriously impacted by...

Edgartown: Patrolmen’s Association

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Quick turnaround time between my last column and this one! The holiday season is upon us and Thanksgiving is here. That seemed so fast...