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Meet the mentalist

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Is he a comedian? Or a psychic? Well, he’s both, ladies and gentlemen, bearing in mind that on this upcoming Sunday, Oct. 17, from...

A guide for happier times

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This new travel book, offered by Schiffer Publishing of Atglen, Pa., a company that’s been putting out fine guidebooks for years, is a tad...

‘Happier Days!’ are here again

You’d think there would be more father-son comedy duos. Did Lenny Bruce sire any kids? What about Jay Leno? (To answer those questions in...

Straight to the heart

This is the best book I’ve ever read. Better than “War And Peace,” you might ask? Or “The Sun Also Rises” or “Anne of Green...

Recreating history

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You know artist Margot Datz’s murals at the two Steamship terminals: In Vineyard Haven, a schemata of a wavelet-spewed harbor, sailboats, docks, and puffy...

Close Encounters: The Wilsons

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It started with a hug a few weeks ago, to wit my first nonfamily, post-vac, full-on nuzzle of this bright new season of hope...

Good for your gut

You might be wondering what in the blue blazes is SIBO, so listen up: Those letters stand for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, and awardwinning...

Bewitching cookbook

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A young woman who’s been summering on the Vineyard for all of her supernally natural life, namely Lisanna Wallance, has a positive genius for...

Hair-raising history

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Some 26 years ago, the first collection of Island ghost stories arrived on our shores, or more specifically our bookshelves. “Haunted Island,” from Down...

At Home with the Oslyns

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If a pair of rom-com script writers were given the task of bringing the romance of Gina Patti and Rob Oslyn of Oak Bluffs...

An essential summer cookbook

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When Nan Rheault, originally of Connecticut, then of the world, and finally of Oak Bluffs, befriended you, you stayed befriended. It was as magical...

Close Encounters: Brian Hughes and Lisa Rohn

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The one thing you can depend on with old friends — excruciatingly old, as in 28 years of knowing each other — is that...

Close Encounters: A night with Nancy Aronie

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Nancy Aronie, 78, NPR commentator, author, columnist, and writing workshop doyenne, is to be my subject for a night spent in the sipping of...

Close Encounters: Lee McCormack

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“Lee, you look great!” It’s a standard greeting, women love to reassure our pals that they’re ready for their close-up.  And Lee McCormack does look great....

Suzanne Rheault’s wild and precious life

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This woman has been around the world, by her own admission, a few too many times, but her exciting and checkered past has yielded...

Home is where her heart is

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For some obscure reason, Oak Bluffs as a vacation destination fails to receive the love that attaches itself to Edgartown and some of the...

Ghost writers

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When I first began to track down Vineyard ghost stories, the boom in bumpy things — bumpy as in “things that go bump in...

Bitters are better

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Islander Zephir Plume is an adept of culinary arts and herbal medicine, a farmer, a forager, and a soon-to-be mama. On a recent midday...

At the Ag Fair, with Charlie, my angel

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More than a trip to Disney World, more than the celebration of Christmas, for Vineyarders the annual four-day Agricultural Fair grounds us in the...

A turtle named Sue, well, Johnny Sue

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Updated August 8 The achy-breaky heart part about adopting a turtle for a pet is that, cute as they are, they will never reciprocate our...
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