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Oak Bluffs: What more could you want?

This past weekend was one of sunshine, wind, some warm days, and of course days when the cold penetrated your clothing to remind you...

Oak Bluffs: The Little Boy Who Cried Wolf

The weather is warmer, the Super Bowl is over, and the Patriots won, so hopefully we will be spared the constant interruptions to our...

Oak Bluffs: Keep the wood stove fed

The sudden, but not unexpected onset of below-freezing weather has changed our warm-weather routines over the past few days. Even those who are always...

Oak Bluffs: MLK Day

The gray, cold blanket of winter has started to cover our town as we venture deeper into January. Circuit Avenue is changing quickly, as...

Oak Bluffs: Getting organized

This new year, I was absolutely certain, was the year I was finally going to get organized and enjoy a simpler life. However, as...

Oak Bluffs: Radar

Although you are reading this on Jan. 3, 2019, it was written on Dec. 26, 2018 to meet a printing deadline required by the...

Oak Bluffs: Blessed

We are getting ready to say goodbye to the year 2018, and all of its good news and the more difficult events we faced...

Oak Bluffs: the early bird catches the snow

We got our first snow, in a manner of speaking. But if you slept past 7 am, you missed it, because as soon as...

Oak Bluffs: Spirit of giving

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand, and for a talk beside the...

Oak Bluffs: The cozy season

“White month — whose stars fall showering from the skies, turning to snowflakes in the frosty air” — written by Mary Baker Carter Dodge,...

Oak Bluffs: There’s a new dog in town

Yes, they were right. I am speaking about the weather forecasters. The day after Thanksgiving brought us freezing cold temperatures, resulting in sad-looking shrubs...

Oak Bluffs: Thanksgiving’s what you make it

Thanksgiving is this Thursday, and brings to mind all our ideas of perfect families, perfect dinners, and picturesque, old-fashioned scenery. But life isn’t always...

Oak Bluffs: Don’t forget to vote

We are slowly but certainly, and perhaps reluctantly, wending our way into winter. If the leafless trees, wilted flower beds, and shortened daylight hours...

Oak Bluffs: Calling all photographers

I love the colors of the leaves on the different trees during the fall season. The most beautiful scenery is when different varieties of...

Oak Bluffs: History of friendships

They say that timing is everything in life, and I must say it also makes for some interesting adventures. On Monday last I was...

Oak Bluffs: Tim Defelice

While we are finally finding time to relax and enjoy this fall weather, one of our friends is struggling with his health. Remember Tim...

Oak Bluffs: Fall cleaning

According to the weather forecasts for this week, it is time to bring inside all plants that would be sensitive to the drop in...

Oak Bluffs: ‘Be the U’

Once again Mother Nature seems confused and unable to make up her mind as to what kind of weather to send us this fall....

Oak Bluffs: Treats coming in October

We are hovering between hanging on to summer as long as possible and accepting the start of autumn. With the beautiful weather last weekend,...

Oak Bluffs: October’s ‘gorgeous forest tapestry’

“October, the extravagant sister, has ordered an immense amount of the most gorgeous forest tapestry for her grand reception.” Oh, how I wish I...