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West Tisbury: Town planning, Humphrey’s, oyster permits, family activities, and Gaston Vadasz

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Town meeting and elections have come and gone. Congratulations to everyone elected to serve on boards and committees in town. Thanks to Dan Waters...

West Tisbury: Income taxes, elder services, planting trees, library programs, and plant nurseries

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Our dining room table has finally been returned to its tranquil self after a week of serving as income tax preparation central. Mike and...

West Tisbury: Signs of spring, egg hunts, Richard Tripp, Music Street, and beach cleanup

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Ginny Jones called to tell me about a pair of ospreys that have returned to their nest on the Great Pond on March 17,...

West Tisbury: Earth Day, Washington Ledesma, book clubs, and Jenelle Gadowski

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“It used to snow in March,” I said to Mike one morning last week. I had gone out to his workshop to tell him...

West Tisbury: Museum exhibits, Polly Hill Arboretum, jazz documentary, and piano concert

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It’s been an on-and-off rainy week. Sometimes the rain and wind lashes our windows with vigor; at other times it has the softness and...

West Tisbury: Great Pond, daffodil sale, M.V. Democrats, and Johnson & Ryan concert

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Last Tuesday was the sort of day that makes one glad to be alive, especially in midwinter, when it is such an unexpected treasure....

West Tisbury: Spring break, soup and bread lunches, and town voting system

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It’s the last day of this Leap Year in February. Funny to have such a simple solution every four years to straighten out our...

West Tisbury: Early voting, soup and bread lunches, Howe’s House, and Jennie Greene

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Watching the snow falling Tuesday morning, I kept hearing in my head the lyrics to “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” from “Oklahoma” by Rodgers...

West Tisbury: Rez Williams, jazz concert, voting by mail, and Ghost Island Farm

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I have been watching forsythia getting ready to bloom, branches I brought inside a week or so ago. Their buds are no longer tightly...

West Tisbury: Leading up to presidential primary

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The past week has been one gray day after another. A shaft of sunlight may come through by mid-afternoon, but I can’t remember waking...

West Tisbury: Snowdrops, baby lambs, community suppers, and library programs

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It’s been another week of storms, rain, and wind. Our one snowstorm covered the ground, leaving a snow-washed landscape before it disappeared. It’s turned...

West Tisbury: Covid, Parks and Recreation, Howes House trip, and library programs

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It’s been a week of storms, of heavy rain and winds that scoured the beaches, and flooded roadways and basements across the Island. Big...

West Tisbury: Winter wellness, jazz concert, kindness rocks, and Aging Gracefully

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After complaining about the lack of snow so far this winter, I was happy to look out my windows Sunday afternoon to see snowflakes...

West Tisbury: Snowless winters, Tony Rezendes, planners, and Covid

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Walking around the yard, I have seen a few forsythia and cherry blossoms. I suppose I could bring some branches inside to force, but...

West Tisbury: Winter solstice, Carl Widdiss tree, and Athearn family

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What a week we have had. After the rain last Monday, it’s been warm and sunny through the rest of the week. No need...

West Tisbury: Haynes Point tree, dollhouses, holiday party, and David Stanwood concert

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We had some frosty cold days this past week. Seeing our rhododendron leaves shriveled up into themselves makes it all so visible. I had the...

West Tisbury: Trips off-Island, holiday decorations, town party, jazz concert, and Circuit Arts

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The weather has stayed mild most of the past week, our lovely long temperate autumn that makes up for our endlessly cool springs. Oddly,...

West Tisbury: Ukulele Jam, author talks, town potluck, Christmas Faire, and the night sky

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Thanksgiving is over. November almost is, too. Tomorrow will be Dec. 1. Station 1 put up their lights after a radio check this morning. Middletown...

West Tisbury: Pop-up book sale, Up-Island Council on Aging trips, and Planning Board

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We have had a beautiful few days, cold enough for morning frosts, then sunny and clear during the days, cold again once the sun...

West Tisbury: Corn pudding time

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A rimy haze coated our roofs and lawn this morning. There had been a few chilly mornings, but this was a real frost, and...