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West Tisbury: The many gifts of animals

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Nine or 10 years ago, my mother-in-law asked me to accompany her to the animal shelter to see a cat she planned to adopt,...

West Tisbury: Harvest Festival

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Roly-polies and mushrooms are the latest hot topic in West Tisbury. They are everywhere and seemingly in numbers and varieties worthy of note. Both...

West Tisbury: Fire protection and safety

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I am looking out the window at the changing colors across the tops of trees and shrubs I have planted over the years that...

West Tisbury: Island artists

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It was cold this morning, Monday, 48 degrees when I checked the thermometer outside our kitchen window, a morning for hot coffee, wool socks,...

West Tisbury: Memories of 9/11

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So much conversation this week has been about where we were and how we became aware of the events of September 11, 2001. TV...

West Tisbury: Alley’s General Store

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Alley’s is open! I went up to check it out and found the store open, filled with customers, looking much like itself. The shelves...

West Tisbury: Artisans Festival

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Where some see the past couple of cooler days and nights as a welcome respite from the endless heat of summer, there are others...

West Tisbury: Storm preparation

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I woke up during the night, about 4 am, and took Abby outside. The air was heavy and wet and the only sound was...

West Tisbury: Tweed Roosevelt’s relatives

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By the time you are reading this the 159th Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair will have begun. Exhibits inside the hall will have been catalogued,...

Field Gallery turns 50

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Opening day at the Field Gallery was Sunday, August 8, 1971, so it seemed fortuitous to be celebrating its 50th year with an opening...

West Tisbury: Cleaveland House Poets

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Queen Anne’s Lace shimmers, a caesura between green fields And blue summer skies. I hope everyone will forgive me for my attempt at haiku at the start...

West Tisbury: Dionis Coffin Riggs Day

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August. The summer is rushing by. I remember hearing that time seems to go faster the older one gets. It certainly feels true. One...

West Tisbury: Skunk-off shampoo

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It finally rained on Sunday. It was pleasant to enjoy the previous days of sunshine and not much humidity, but we needed the rain,...

West Tisbury: Book sale and doozying up

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Mornings have been overcast. A few days have turned sunny by the afternoon, but most have remained the archetypal hazy, hot, and humid most...

West Tisbury: Joys of summer

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It’s the prelude to 4th of July weekend, a quietly rainy Friday of what may turn out to be a quietly rainy holiday weekend....

West Tisbury: Springtime flowers

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June is one of the most beautiful months on the Vineyard. Here we are at the beginning of it. The earth and air and...

West Tisbury: Artisans and galleries

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Here we are at the start of the Memorial Day weekend, the start of the summer season on the Island. I wish I felt...

West Tisbury: Farm stands now open

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I hate getting up and out first thing in the morning. Mornings are for coffee and the newspaper, for walking outside with Abby to...

West Tisbury: Town history and traditions

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It has been another golden week of warm days. We could use some rain, as the ground is quite dry, but it’s hard not...

West Tisbury: Edward Steichen photography

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This past week has been one of such sweetness. Every year I relish each minute change. This week it is the appearance of the...
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