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West Tisbury: Noticing nature

It always surprises me to find the odd myrtle flower or a few blossoms on our rhododendrons every fall. An unexpected gift. A reason...

West Tisbury: Trash day

“We could have held a town meeting at the transfer station,” my husband said when he got home from taking our recycling in this...

West Tisbury: A little Scott’s Grove history

After complaining for most of the summer about the lack of rain, it seems appropriate to begin this week’s column by stating my gratitude...

Ribbon is cut at Scott’s Grove

A group of local and Island residents and dignitaries gathered Thursday afternoon to mark the completion of nine affordable apartments in West Tisbury, a...

West Tisbury: The comfort of cat love

Nelson is sleeping peacefully on my chest. I had planned to attend a couple of events over the weekend that would have given me...

West Tisbury: On watch

I have spent much of the past few days watching Hurricane Florence approach the Carolinas and Georgia, then seeing the devastation from wind and...

Rob Hauck explores real borders and boundaries in latest exhibit

“What are the things that separate us? And what is the cost? What can I do?” Rob Hauck asked himself those questions after seeing news...

Billy Hoff lets his painting take the lead

Looking at the paintings in Billy Hoff’s new show at A Gallery, or in his studio, one enters a world apart. Yes, they are...

West Tisbury: September is to remember

Mike has gone off-Island with his brother to visit their mother, so I have the house all to myself. The Sunday New York Times,...

West Tisbury: Fall is here

Walking out to my studio yesterday, I noticed dry, yellowed leaves along my way, already littering the ground. When I looked up at the...

West Tisbury: National Dog Day

The cooler weather has been a blessing, especially at night. Nice to have windows open and to sleep with a blanket pulled up. Now...

Liz Taft is a purist when it comes to plein air painting

There is an apocryphal story about Fairfield Porter and Wolf Kahn out painting together, a long view from the shore of Porter’s Great Spruce...

West Tisbury: 10 years as minister

The fair is over. It’s been overcast the past couple of days, with drips and drabs of not-really-rain. Nelson, our cat, was wet when...

Ms. has a vision for the future of women

For women “of a certain age,” Ms. magazine presented our voices and those of like-minded women, of our hopes and dreams for a more...

West Tisbury: Skunked

“Mike, do you smell a skunk?” It was dark, about 4 am, when I rolled over in bed and asked this question of my beloved....

Marie-Louise Rouff creates luminous abstract acrylic images

It is a pleasure and an education to see Marie-Louise Rouff’s latest exhibition of paintings, newly hung in the West Tisbury library’s program room....

West Tisbury: Art in spite of the rain

I’m starting off my column with a mention of rain again. Two wonderful inches this past Saturday. Not enough to keep crowds away from...

West Tisbury: Dry weather means caution

It finally rained, a pelting, drenching, pounding, rushing, puddle-making rain. What a relief not to have to drag hoses around for a couple of...

West Tisbury: Hunting cats

My apologies to Joyce Kilmer for what follows:   I think that I shall never see A sight as gross awaiting me.   A sight of fur, its past...

West Tisbury: Blueberry Fest on Saturday

Orange is everywhere, as daylilies line every road and mark every driveway around town. At the entry to the Polly Hill Arboretum, don’t miss...