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Edgartown: Beep your horn

Today was the 100th day of school. It is always a very exciting day, particularly in kindergarten where they have a 100th day museum....

Edgartown: Letdown of a wild weekend

I’m writing this week in the letdown of a wild weekend. We were off-Island for most of the weekend for a dance competition, and...

Edgartown: Go Pats

While snow is on the horizon as I write this late entry into the town column section for the paper, I’m still treasuring the...

Edgartown: Patriot’s nailbiter

Wow. That Patriots game was a nailbiter, wasn’t it? I am not a big sports fan, I must admit. But recently I find that...

Edgartown: Hug each other often

I hope all of you town column readers will give me a pass this week for not writing a typical column this week. In...

Edgartown: Congratulations Chief Schaeffer

I am very happy to say that we have finished college applications in our house. Finally! It certainly has changed since back in my...

Edgartown: #Choosekind

I’m writing this week’s column on New Year’s Eve, while watching “Supernatural” with my kids, following a quiet dinner out with Don, Kiana, and...

Edgartown: “The Polar Express”

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and that you were able to spend some special time with family and friends. We’ve had such...

Edgartown: Floating on air

I am floating on air as I write this column tonight. We have just returned home from two marvelous holiday performances by the Rise...

Edgartown: Don’t stress

We are heading into that perilous time of debating whether or not we are really ready for Christmas. If you’re like me, I always...

Edgartown: Christmasses past

This is one of those times of year that many of us get nostalgic about holidays gone by. I found myself sitting at a...

Edgartown: They are subtle, but always there

I missed you all last week! With work, and the holidays, and an injured (again) kid, I just couldn’t keep up with everything, and...

Edgartown: Thank you to all who have served

I went to the Veterans Day ceremony today, which was held at the Oak Bluffs School gym due to the cold weather. I have...

Edgartown: Thank a vet

Today I took my “baby” to Logan Airport so that he could venture out to the University of Colorado, Boulder, to tour the campus...

Edgartown: In hindsight

Today’s thoughts were rather nostalgic. Watching all the young parents trick-or-treating in Oak Bluffs on Saturday and in Edgartown on Sunday had me missing...

Kids helping kids

When the doors of the Edgartown School opened on Sept. 5 to hundreds of kids ready to begin their new school year, the students...

Edgartown: One piece of candy

This weather is making things very confusing. A week or so ago when I decorated for Halloween, I had to move the snow shovel...

Edgartown: Satisfying slime

I usually sit down to write my column on Sunday nights, and it’s usually on the downhill side of a busy day, as I’m...

Edgartown: This quiet week

I feel a wee bit out of touch with the Island, as Don and I took a mini vacation over the long weekend. We...

Edgartown: It always helps

I started this column on Sunday night, heading into a busy week followed by a long weekend. And when I woke this morning, I...