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West Tisbury: Former residents

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Glancing quickly out my window, I see a scattering of white blossoms on some of the shrubs and trees in our woods, delicate and...

West Tisbury: First responders

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We had an early start to the day when Mike rushed down the stairs and out the door, heading to a smoke alarm call...

West Tisbury: Democratic Council of M.V.

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There is nothing sillier to watch than a puppy playing in the snow. I have always thought Charles Schultz captured it perfectly in his...

West Tisbury: The beauty of winter

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It’s snowing! Finally. It started a little after breakfast Monday morning and is looking like it will keep up all day. The weather reports...

West Tisbury: Winter tea parties

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The end of January already and still no snow other than a few wind-blown flakes, just enough to get me excited. By the time...

West Tisbury: Internet diversions

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We have an early deadline for our columns this week because Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so I have spent Friday thinking...

West Tisbury: Town board nominations

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It’s been so hard to sit down to write this week’s column. What can I possibly say? For all of us who were so...

West Tisbury: Town services

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Our whole living room is perfumed by a pot of paperwhite narcissus that opened in time for New Year’s Day. Mike brought them home...

West Tisbury: A fresh start in the new year

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Hot, then cold, then hot again, then cold again. This weather is so unpredictable, one more unpredictable quality of an extremely unpredictable year. One...

West Tisbury: Holiday traditions

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It will be Christmas Eve when you are reading this column. Christmas is always such a combination of emotions and activity for most of...

West Tisbury: Town festivities

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A few odd flowers have appeared on two of the ornamental cherry trees in our yard. Nature is certainly full of surprises. It has...

West Tisbury: Town life in ’70s and ’80s

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It poured on Saturday afternoon, a drenching, wild, and windy rainstorm. A nor’easter. Our lights flickered off and on a few times, but mostly...

West Tisbury: Festive holiday lights

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As we approach the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, lights are going on earlier in the evenings both inside and out....

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...

Memories of Chanukah

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(A version of this essay first appeared in the MV Times in 2015.) We were Jewish, one of a handful of Jewish families in Ridgefield,...

West Tisbury: Corn Pudding recipe

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Another gorgeous week of sunshine and mild days, perfect for getting outside and doing some long-ignored chores around the yard. Now that the garden...

West Tisbury: Dorothy Parker quotes

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Another glorious weekend with temperatures in the 70s. A new president. Twenty new cases of Covid on the Island, more than 10 million across...

West Tisbury: Fall produce and flowers

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I watched branches sway and leaves tossed in the air, then to the ground, as the wind howled through our woods this morning. It...

West Tisbury: Drive-through Halloween

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It has been that hot, then cold, then hot again kind of weather this past week. I almost pulled out shorts to wear one...

West Tisbury: Farm market at Howes House

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The wind blew and blew through the trees last week. I am eager for more sky. The oaks take the longest to lose their...
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