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Oak Bluffs: Discovering natural wonders

At dusk on many evenings when I was a child, we would listen carefully and hear the far-away call of the whippoorwills. Upon hearing...

Oak Bluffs: Tom Dresser book coming soon

We have had the gift of September’s cool days and cooler night temperatures this past week, and are promised more of them, with a...

Oak Bluffs: Support for seniors

“Oh, the splendor and the glory of that glad September day, When o’er the hills together we rode so far away.”  –From “Autumn Day”...

Oak Bluffs: Sportsmanship off the court

How quickly August is racing toward the first of September. Unfortunately, the date on the calendar does not mean instant changes in the weather....

Oak Bluffs: Safety on town streets

That was a most beautiful, perfect rain on Saturday and Sunday. The grass was almost lifting up arms welcoming the drops as they gently...

Oak Bluffs: Centennial voting celebration

This week could be described the same as last week, except there seems to be more: more people, more sickness, and more waiting for...

Oak Bluffs: Turn your face to the sun

Wise words from the Old Farmer’s Almanac and this Maori proverb: ”Turn your face to the sun, and the shadows fall behind you.” This...

Oak Bluffs: Schools releasing final plan

From all the news reports, I gather we must not let up on our vigilance to cease the spread of the coronavirus. The majority...

Oak Bluffs: Acts of kindness

Remember when life was so much simpler? If you needed to make a phone call, you would dial the number, with no area code...

Oak Bluffs: Reaching out to others

Much is different, yet some things remain the same. As in years past, gardeners are proudly showing off their early crop yields of tomatoes...

Oak Bluffs: Planning for the school year

I don’t know what went on in your neighborhood on the Fourth of July, but we were surrounded by the loud explosions of fireworks...

Oak Bluffs: Enjoying summer parks

The secret to happiness is freedom. And the secret to freedom is courage. So said Thucydides, Greek historian, c. 460 – 401 B.C. An...

Oak Bluffs: Changes on Circuit Avenue

We are fast approaching the July Fourth weekend, and the weather certainly feels like it. Hot and humid, the wish for beach lovers, has...

Oak Bluffs: Change for all generations

“Summer comes with a bound, winter comes yawning.” So says the Old Farmer's Almanac about the summer solstice on June 20. It seems impossible...

Oak Bluffs: Showing how much we care

As I look out onto the front yard at all the beauty, the flowers — purple lilacs, bright pink rhododendrons, the driveway lined with...

Oak Bluffs: Learning from history

Flowers and people are increasing everywhere, and the sidewalks and streets are becoming for us, after a few months of staying-home instructions, pleasantly crowded....

Oak Bluffs: Friendly while out and about

Now the iris and late-blooming azaleas have replaced the blossoms of lilacs and goldfinch, and many varieties of woodpeckers are flocking to the feeders....

Oak Bluffs: Holiday weekend

Gifts to me this past Monday morning were the cardinals, chickadees, flickers, and hummingbirds who paid me visits off and on throughout the day....

Oak Bluffs: Gifts to support nonprofits

And here is May, the month of sun, warmer weather, less rain, flowers starting to bloom, May baskets, and Mother’s Day wishes. “Richer than...

Oak Bluffs: Remember to continue

Hip! Hip! Hurray! It’s the first Monday in May and after a few weeks' pause, what I will write next Monday will be in...