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West Tisbury: Such an odd spring

When I look out the window, it is a beautiful spring day, but said window is closed against the still chilly temperatures. It’s such...

West Tisbury: Scents of spring

Hawks flew overhead this morning, swooping and sailing in a gray sky, rainy and gray after so many sunny days in a row. Our...

West Tisbury: Warmer every week

After a beautiful, warmer-every-day week, it ended in heavy rain and back to turtlenecks and sweaters. Still, everywhere I look the landscape appears greener....

From Polly Hill to Longwood Gardens

It’s difficult to imagine how Erin Hepfner can leave the Polly Hill Arboretum, where she has managed the volunteer program and visitor center since...

West Tisbury: Weekend reward

We have finally had a few sunny days, one after another, gradually warming us and the earth. All the daffodils along the roadsides are...

West Tisbury: Election reflection

Tax forms are filled in, signed, and mailed. Town meeting and election are over. No surprises in our elected officials; no one ran in...

West Tisbury: Daffodils beginning to bloom

By the time you are reading this week’s column, town meeting will have come and gone, and our local elections will be in progress....

West Tisbury: Easter egg hunts

It’s been another week of weather, from warm sunny spring to a gently falling snow. I am so grateful to live in New England;...

Birth of a board game

You may not know that there has been a resurgence in the popularity of board games in every age range. According to Sam Bryant...

West Tisbury: Stop and start snow

Sunday was a perfect day to read the New York Times and watch intermittent snow falling outside our windows. It was so strange to...

West Tisbury: Great ponds

“The great ponds have never been higher,” according to many of our friends who live and/or walk along the south shore ponds. There are...

West Tisbury: A roaring month

Parsonage, or Whiting’s, is a pond again, albeit with tuffets of grasses breaking through. Maybe it will get cold enough for skating, a sight...

West Tisbury: Windy and wet

What a weekend. With a second nor’easter predicted for this Wednesday, there doesn’t seem much point putting away the kerosene lamps, flashlights, and candles...

West Tisbury: An enormous patch of snowdrops

I am horrified to have just written March 1. Our peaceful, solitary winter is almost over. It’s easy to feel springlike, with the warm...

West Tisbury: Fred Fisher’s eggs

It’s been a beautiful week, mostly warm. Snowdrops continue to show up and bloom in gardens around town and other tips of greenery are...

West Tisbury: Sand sodden

Our weather has continued its pattern of mild days followed by cold, then mild again. The roaring storm we had Sunday afternoon left our...

West Tisbury: Early snow

I love watching snow falling, blowing across the windows, turning the world white. This afternoon I read with a friend a wonderful poem by...

West Tisbury: Coo’s Deli

Lately there have been a few stories in both Vineyard newspapers that have brought back so many memories of my early days when I...

West Tisbury: Yes, he still bites

The weather has been erratic, frigid cold for a few days, then up into the 40s. Nice days to work outside. I am trying...

West Tisbury: Support and strength

It is painful to begin a column with the loss of a young man, Jake Baird, who died on Friday in a car accident...