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Kathie Olsen

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It seems to me that this is a moment when we need to stop being intimidated by all that is wrong. We need to...

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In this country, whether in city or town, there has almost always been at least some form of bakery that offers up a variety...

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COVID seems to be having something of a flare. I’ve been down with COVID and know of several people besides me who have been...

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As we prepare for the holiday week, I’m thinking about the Fourth of July, and as I do, I’m troubled. For thousands of years,...

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Last week Gabbi Camilleri and I spent about an hour cleaning out the storage area next to the stage in the Town Hall. We...

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As I write this, it is gray and has a slight chill to the air. I’d say that this spring has been a lovely...

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Time to get organized for summer folks. First, take care of your trash by picking up a valid dump sticker so you can use...

Aquinnah – Select board, voting, kid friendly movie, Wednesday luncheon

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I serve as a registrar of voters here in Aquinnah. The election on May 16 was a doozy. We had a respectful but energetic...

Aquinnah: Variety Show, community spirit, and Climate Action Fair

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Sunday, May 12, found me waking up singing “There’s No Business Like Show Business.” The night before had seen our Town Hall, with an...

Aquinnah: Motherly heart, Chilmark School Maypole, trustee retiree, and Aquinnah Variety Show

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I’m writing this on Sunday morning. It’s late for me to be doing this. I have been distracted. Distracted partly by being back at...

Aquinnah: Emergency response, town election, lighthouse, variety show, and writing workshops

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I attended two wonderful Aquinnah events last week. The first was a gathering of almost all of the core movers of the Aquinnah Community...

Aquinnah: Family and community, beach grass, Earth Day clean-up, and Conservation Festival

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Last week I found me riding the Peter Pan bus to and from Logan Airport all in one day. I took that trip in...

Aquinnah: Springtime birds, candidate forum, Island Grown Initiative, and solar eclipse

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As the impact of spring gets more and more apparent (leaves are showing!), and we have the occasionally truly sunny and warm day, I...

Aquinnah: Council on Aging, Polished Dental, candidate forum, beach grass, and Earth Day

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I’m down with some kind of stomach bug, which isn’t any fun at all. There’s something about not feeling well that fights against any...

Aquinnah: Early spring, town library, ‘Food, Inc. 2,’ CPR training, and beach grass

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The weather is giving us a bridge, a chance to lose our winter fur or feathers, days that aren’t warm yet, but that aren’t...

Aquinnah: CERT volunteers, positive media, food pantries, egg hunt, and First Light Café

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My friend Carla Cuch and I are part of the Aquinnah Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Our volunteer assignment is to oversee a daytime...

Aquinnah: Joan LeLacheur, Council on Aging, volunteers for IGI, and Chilmark School

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I’m one of those people who don’t feel fully dressed unless my ears have earrings dangling from them. One of my most precious pairs...

Aquinnah: Town clerk, Council on Aging, new apartments, ACE MV, and Chilmark School

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You may recall that last week was the presidential primary election. I am a registrar here in Aquinnah, and had the joy of watching...

Aquinnah: Garden Club, Meat Ball, Soup Social, beach grass, and Nancy Aronie

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Last week was one of the quietest weeks of the year around the Island. School was out, skies were mostly gray, and, with winter...

Aquinnah: Grateful for SSA, Tech Pro for seniors, ACE MV, and special anniversary

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Charley and I had to go off-Island last week and I want to say thank you to the employees of the Steamship Authority. Getting...