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West Tisbury: Santa will be at Station II, our town party, and Minnesingers perform

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I woke up during the night, and looking out at the sky, I was amazed at how brightly the stars shone. They appeared larger,...

West Tisbury: Friendsgiving luncheon, and corn pudding recipe

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It was cold this morning and the sky was a flat gray. It looked and felt like snow. The news showed a reporter standing...

West Tisbury: Island Made Holidays, orchids and amaryllis, and Nelson the cat

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Typical New England weather gave us another week of never knowing if it would be warm or cold when we opened the door in...

West Tisbury: Friendsgiving, and National Family Caregivers Month

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I’m wearing shorts as I sit here writing this week’s column. The temperature is in the 70s. Hot. We still have our windows and...

West Tisbury: Ticks have been horrible, and Foc’s’le Locker bookstore

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November is the best month of the year. My birthday and Thanksgiving are both in November. The weather is usually still pleasantly warm and...

West Tisbury: Almost Halloween, and costume party

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It’s almost Halloween. The air smells like fall, that mix of dry and dust and rotting leaves. My memories of childhood Halloweens have me...

West Tisbury: Wee Fairie Village, and an interesting dinner party

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I don’t know what the weather was like on the Island. I was off-Island, a world away in Old Saybrook, Conn., spending the whole...

West Tisbury: Howes House focus groups, and Crop Walk

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What a wild week of weather. Rainy, raw, windy days followed by days that felt like summer redux. All you can do is wear...

West Tisbury: Bulb Planting Day, jazz concert, and Milton Mazer

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I can’t complain about any lack of rain. Reality will be digging in the garden and finding the soil moist and crumbly a ways...

West Tisbury: New knitting group

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Windy and cool, lovely weather. When I went out the other day, everyone was wearing sweaters and scarves. We have shut our doors the...

West Tisbury: Living history

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I am sad to begin this week’s column with an announcement of the death of our friend, Mark Weiner. Mark and his wife, Michiko,...

West Tisbury: William Blakesly art exhibits

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It’s been a damp week, no real rain, just an overcast wetness like living inside a cloud. It’s still dry as you dig into...

West Tisbury: Memories new and old

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Because of Labor Day, we have an early deadline for our columns, so I can’t give much of a report on the weather, as...

West Tisbury: Woods sigh in relief

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While not exactly “a song of praise or triumph,” as my Oxford English Dictionary defines it, I begin this column with a paean to...

West Tisbury: Busy summer weekend

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I hadn’t planned on writing a column this week, as I intended to go to my 55th Ridgefield High School class of 1967 reunion....

West Tisbury: Agricultural Fair

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Two big events on August 18. My darling Iyla will turn 6. Her party is scheduled for early in the day, so everyone can...

West Tisbury: The thirst of the land

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Despite remaining gray for most of the day last Monday, our rainfall amounted to barely a drop-and-a-half. I went out the next morning and...

West Tisbury: Parsonage Pond

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The first white mallow flowers have appeared among the greenery around Parsonage Pond. The ever-changing arrangements of shapes and colors at Parsonage, even though...

West Tisbury: Hot, dry days and nights

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My husband has left me. Bad enough if it were for another woman, but I have been abandoned for a bright red Troy-Bilt lawn...

West Tisbury: Midsummer weather

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The air is redolent of freshly cut lawns and hayfields. It must have been a good haying, as we have had no rain for...