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Hermine Hull

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Sacred memories

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Baruch atah adonai elohenu melech ha’olam asher kidshanu bemitzvotav vitzivanu lehadlik ner shel (shabbat ve) yom tov. Blessed art thou, O Lord Our God, King...

West Tisbury: Signs of autumn, Council on Aging, Falls Prevention Month, and Fossil Day

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The wind has been blowing all day. I can feel it at my back as I sit on my sofa, writing, with the windows...

West Tisbury: Old town dump, ‘Becoming Gandhi,’ Human Recovery Library, and Paul Doherty

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It feels like we are back in time to July, and summer’s hot, humid days and nights. What a miserable week this has been....

West Tisbury: Beloved cat, Climate Book Club, lobster picnic, and emergency preparedness

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I have already noticed the light changing. The sky starts to quiet by 6 and, if Mike gets home closer to 7, I will...

Vineyard summers gone by

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“The very act of drawing made me participate in the life around me.” So said Adolf Dehn, draftsman, lithographer, and watercolorist. A collection of his...

West Tisbury: Cherry tree, ‘Nancy’ cartoon, autism book, rock painting, and bubble party

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Longtime readers of this column may recall references to the ‘Hally Jolivette’ cherry tree that has bloomed in my yard for many years. I...

Dining alfresco at Salvatore’s

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When I was a young art student in New York City, I followed Gael Greene’s restaurant reviews in New York magazine with an avidness...

West Tisbury: Nighttime sky, Agricultural Fair, author talks, and Climate Book Club

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Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted...

Adam Thompson’s work hangs at the Field Gallery

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The first time I saw Adam Thompson’s paintings was when he showed some small landscapes at the Dragonfly Gallery in 2000. I remember being...

Leslie Baker’s ‘Saved Views’ at the West Tisbury library

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“Saved Views: Past and Present” is the title Leslie Baker chose for her exhibition of landscape paintings at the West Tisbury library. They represent...

West Tisbury: From the Athens of the Island

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Cooler temperatures this past week have made life truly idyllic in “the Athens of the Island,” as Polly Murphy often referred to West Tisbury....

West Tisbury: Books and more books

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“Books, books, books!”  That’s how Iyla Bohan rhapsodizes over the piles of books and overfilled book shelves at my house when she visits and we...

West Tisbury: Daylilies, Library Book Sale, Davis House, author talks, and cyanobacteria

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A lovely afternoon here. It feels a little cooler outside, not a lot, but enough to be noticeable. There is a bit of a...

West Tisbury: Fireflies, M.V. Rug Hookers, collage poetry, mushrooms, and Lizzie Stark book

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Just as I was ready to complain about our lack of rain, the heavens opened. Thunder and lightning sent Abby pacing, and Mike spent...

West Tisbury: Swans and turtles, Human Library, family concert, book talks, and up-Island art

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I know there are people who love the summer heat, who happily spend days at the beach baking themselves under a relentless sun. So...

West Tisbury: Dionis Riggs book, Ted Mayhew, Turpentine Gallery, and outdoor markets

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Happy birthday, Alvida. I am beginning to write my column on June 28, thinking about Alvida Jones. Today would have been her 100th birthday....

West Tisbury: Rural life, Arboretum open house, library celebration, and Timeless exhibit

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We were sitting on Alley’s porch at coffee time when we saw a man riding a cow. He was wearing a cowboy hat, sitting...

West Tisbury: Howes House art show, local galleries, Archaeology ID Day, and author talk

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No complaints about a lack of rain this week. I don’t know how much we had, but it definitely was enough to be spared...

West Tisbury: Garden design, Polly Hill Arboretum, Blooming Art, and Featherstone exhibit

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It’s been another lovely week, although even here we have been affected by the wildfires burning in Canada. I haven’t noticed anything, but Mike...

Miss West at the museum

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“From ‘the Kid’ to Miss West: The Extraordinary Life of Dorothy West” opened Memorial Day weekend at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. The exhibition is...