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Life on a grand scale: Islanders remember Jimmy Buffett

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In early September, singer and songwriter, author, sailor, and entrepreneur Jimmy Buffett died in Sag Harbor, Long Island, at the age of 76. Known...

An aerial reunion

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I was up at Terre and Scott Young’s farm off Lambert’s Cove Road to buy some fresh eggs and I was talking to Scott...

Pursuing the dream

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I first met Landon Cormie when I was researching a story on Vineyard kids going to school at Falmouth Academy. Landon, a senior from...

A fondness for Fenway

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For Christmas this year, my family gave me a ticket to see the Winter Classic, a hockey game being held at Fenway Park between...

What Are You Watching? ‘Chronicle’

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars I have been watching “Chronicle” news magazine on WCVB-TV Boston for about 40 years now. And what’s amazing is...

A little spice, a lot of nice

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Several months ago, when the news came out that an Indian restaurant would be opening on the Island, I couldn’t be more excited. Bombay...

Making the most of the boat

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Last summer I was waiting in line in Woods Hole to get on the Island Home, headed for Vineyard Haven. And I couldn’t help...

Deb Dolliver: ‘Someone you can count on’

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Each year around the holiday season we run a section on people doing volunteer work in the community, and I often give Laurel Redington,...

King of the courts

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We recently moved to Oak Bluffs, just a block away from Niantic Park, where the basketball and tennis courts are located. And close enough...

Showing some love for the tub

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Recently there have been a flurry of posts about the old Islander steamship on the social media Facebook site Islanders Talk. Apparently there was...

The ‘Real Deal’

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One sunny and fragrant day last spring, Jemima James and I sat out on her back porch in West Tisbury as she talked about...

What Are You Watching? ‘Julia’

After having seen “Julie and Julia,” the Oscar-nominated film starring Meryl Streep, and a raft of documentaries about Julia Child, I watched “Julia,” an...

Morse Code operator in the Korean War

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Stephen Nichols, a crossing guard in Tisbury, shares what it was like to be a Morse code operator for the U.S. Army.   I was born...

The Bluefish Dance

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“The Bluefish Dance” is excerpted from a collection of stories I wrote in the early 90s under the title, “Washashore, scenes from the life...

MV loses in overtime

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You knew it was going to be a tight game. The Vineyarders lost to Nantucket 4-1 at home earlier in the year, and beat the...

Sit. Stay. Fly like a bird!

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I was recently interviewing Chip Coblyn about his work with the Substance Abuse Disorder Coalition and he mentioned in passing that his wife Pam...

What Are You Watching? ‘Fishing with John’ and ‘Painting with John’

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I’m shamelessly addicted to “Fishing with John” and “Painting with John,” two TV series written, produced, and starring John Lurie, the tragically hip musician,...

Better call Kahl

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Andrew Kahl is 34 years old, making him a millennial. And when you look at the characteristics ascribed to millennials, one thing that stands...

No man is an Island

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Updated: 1/21 Capt. Bob Douglas has navigated a life with little precedent. His tall ships, the Shenandoah and the Alabama, have become the signature pieces...

Lynne Whiting: ‘If you can’t give money, give time’

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When it comes to volunteering, Lynne Whiting of West Tisbury takes a heuristic approach, where one thing seems to just lead to another, although...