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West Tisbury: A tired puppy is a good puppy

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We New Englanders never seem to tire of talking about the weather, so here begins another West Tisbury column. It’s been a week of...

West Tisbury: Packing up the holidays

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Our Island weather remains a mystery from day to day. I like to watch it happen and be surprised, rather than following the Weather...

West Tisbury: The sun is finally out

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The sun is finally out after a long week of gray, gloomy, drizzly days. It’s in the 50s and expected to remain so through...

West Tisbury: Last minute holiday shopping

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The electric candles are alight in our windows, brightening the dark night. Dec. 21 is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year,...

West Tisbury: It was as it was

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The sky was wild this morning, Monday, when I looked out of our east-facing bedroom windows. Bright red with yellow streaks that turned a...

West Tisbury: It will be fine

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It’s been such a busy week, as weeks in December tend to be. So much to do to get ready for holidays added to...

West Tisbury: It wasn’t much of a snow

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Mike and I saw snow Sunday morning when we walked Abby. It wasn’t much of a snow, more a fine moisture, but colored enough...

West Tisbury: I was very lucky

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I have nothing but happy memories, which makes me lucky, I know. My mother always made a festive dinner...

West Tisbury: I can see the sky

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I can see the sky! After all the storms and wind, enough of the leaves have fallen that there are clear patches of sky...

West Tisbury: Birthday cake for breakfast

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The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Veterans Day. My father’s and brother Mark’s birthdays. My brother-in-law Edward’s, too. It...

West Tisbury: Kent will be missed

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The sky has been so dark and clear at night since the nor’easter last week. Stars appear more numerous, the moon a mere sickle-shaped...

West Tisbury: One of my favorite weekends of the year

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This is one of my favorite weekends of the year. First off, Chilmark School has a half-day today, so Iyla and I get to...

West Tisbury: So many chores

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October really is such a beautiful month. The light has changed to crystal clarity. It’s lower in the sky, hitting the still-leafy trees and...

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...