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Edgartown: Interactive journal, Juneteenth picnic, weaving workshop, and PTSD

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I’m so happy the sun is shining for the high school graduation. I’m happy it’s shining for other reasons too, but it is always...

Edgartown: Spring weather, recycling ink cartridges, Alpaca Yoga, and Pride parade

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It seems weird to be writing a column for June when the weather feels more like April. Gray, cold, windy, and folks wearing warm...

Edgartown: March to the Sea, Starter Plant Swap, First Friday, and Rise dance recital

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Happy June. I hope everyone had an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. Hectic? Yup. It sure was. A sign of what is to come. But...

Edgartown: March to the Sea, plant sales, focaccia class, author events, and Cribbage Club

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As I write today on a rainy and gray Saturday, I have trouble believing that we are heading into Memorial Day weekend. The way...

Edgartown: Michael J. Fox movie, Harvey Milk film, All-Island Bands Concert, and empanadas

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As I sit down to write this week’s article, it is Mother’s Day, a “holiday” that I enjoyed as a daughter, and of course,...

Edgartown: Sculpture exhibit, Bird-a-thon, Minnesingers, and Eagles volleyball team

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It’s sunny and hot out, and I’ve been working out at Pop’s all morning, removing the last stuff from his house. I miss him...

Edgartown: M.V. Museum events, cooking class, Power of the Protest Song, and Warren Gaines

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Happy May. Can you believe it’s May? Time just flies by. Restaurants are opening. Stores are opening. The Island is coming to life. It...

Edgartown: School vacation week, plant hanger workshop, yoga classes, and beach cleanup

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Spring has suddenly sprung all over the place, hasn’t it? So many flowers and trees in bloom. And amazing temperatures this week, although I...

Edgartown: M.V. Museum centennial, Felix Neck outings, and Pony Time at Misty Meadows

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Easter weekends of my youth were spent at the Holiday Inn in Hyannis, with hours and hours of swimming in the hotel pool, and...

Edgartown: Tom Dresser book, Chef Look, painting terracotta, and Easter at Misty Meadows

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I found my first mayflower last week! My mom would be so proud. They are such an elegant tiny flower, and smell divine. I...

Edgartown: Figure skating show, egg hunts, handling anger, Island Alpaca, and plant nurseries

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I’m writing this week’s column from the reservation line in Woods Hole. Is there anything more painful than the car ahead of you in...

Edgartown: Weekend tourists, school benefit race, social security, and annual hockey game

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March in New England. One day it’s 50° out. The next day it’s 30° out. Or it’s a beautiful spring day, with a nor’easter...

Edgartown: M.V. Museum grant, Mending for Sustainability, poetry workshop, and Woman’s Club of M.V.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, the one day of the year when everyone is Irish. I’m lucky enough to be Irish every day,...

Edgartown: Daylight Saving, chef Look, Meat Ball, weaving workshop, and Community Sing

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Greetings, and happy March. I guess it kind of came in like a lion, with wind and some rain and canceled boats. Perhaps that...

Edgartown: Neighborhood Convention and M.V. Garden Club, ice skating, and community suppers

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As I write, we are on the verge of February school break. The Island should be extra quiet this week, as families make the...

Edgartown: Ayurveda, kids’ paint group, finding animal tracks, and fly-tying lessons

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It’s February. You know what that means. Well, maybe you don’t. But in this house, it means it’s time for the Daytona 500. While...

Edgartown: Alpaca Walk and Talk, Community Supper, school fun run, and winter balance

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Do you have flowers popping up already? We do. And I hope they are right and spring is right around the corner. I can’t...

Edgartown: Weather preparations, fundraisers for schools, Valentine’s pop-up, and homemade pasta

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Well, that was some weekend weather, wasn’t it? Thank goodness the frigid temperatures and wind didn’t also bring snow! I heard so many people...

Edgartown: Clearing clutter, winter balance, Herb Foster memorial, and Tom Dresser’s travel talk

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Sorry to miss my column last week. Honestly, I was buried up to my ears cleaning out my father’s house with my siblings, in...

Edgartown: Vineyard of youth, cooking classes, film screening, and Council on Aging

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This week’s column is coming to you live from the Hilton at Logan Airport. Well, by the time you read it, I’ll be back...