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Oak Bluffs: Before the freeze

I hope everyone had time to enjoy the warm weather we have been blessed with over the weekend, because now we are promised a...

Oak Bluffs: Sending get-well prayers

We succumbed to the lure of the woodstove last week as the temperature took a cooler dip. The heat soon drove us to opening...

Oak Bluffs: And so the landscape changes

The familiar carpet of green grass I have been accustomed to view from my windows is slowly being replaced by the russet color of...

Oak Bluffs: Battery power

Did anyone else besides myself somewhat disregard all the weather warnings about the “bomb cyclone” expected for the Cape and Islands last week? Perhaps...

Oak Bluffs: The three-day nor’easter

The sound of the boat whistle early Saturday morning brought a smile to everyone’s face as it indicated that the three-day nor’easter that pounded...

Oak Bluffs: Road race coming up

The days are shorter, and predictions are that this past weekend will bring the last of our temperate weather. So I guess we have...

Oak Bluffs: Hello to October

Hello to October, which will hopefully bring us more of this cooler fall weather, which is a favorite of mine. It also brings more...

Oak Bluffs: Another glorious day

“Another glorious day, the air is delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.” So said John Muir, Scottish-born American naturalist (1838-1914), as...

Oak Bluffs: So many changes

Today is Sept. 19, 2019. Just an interesting bit of info: The date could be written as 091919. How often does such a date...

Oak Bluffs: A change in the air

That change in the air has arrived when you know that fall is here. Of course, fewer long lines, less traffic, and fewer people...

Oak Bluffs: Each season brings its own beauty

Labor Day has come and gone swiftly, and we all seem to have made it through the summer once again. The hummingbirds are still...

Oak Bluffs: Labor Day crowds

Here we are again four days before Labor Day 2019 and the start of school the next day. There do seem to be fewer...

Oak Bluffs: Everything flowed into place

The Oak Bluffs Fireworks on Friday last went off with great success. If you saw some of the videos of the park during that...

Oak Bluffs: Fun for all ages

Trying to attend all the special events scheduled for this week is like trying to jump off the Flying Horses in the middle of...

Oak Bluffs: The crowning touch

I am missing the beautiful hydrangea bushes and other shrubs that used to bring so much beauty to the front of the Martha’s Vineyard...

Oak Bluffs: Peek inside Gingerbread Cottages

The weather has been very strange lately, but stranger still is what it seems to have done to my computer and column. Although I...

Oak Bluffs: The heat did not stop tradition

The weather has been very strange lately, but stranger still is what it seems to have done to my computer and column. Although I...

Oak Bluffs: Hot time at the parade

In spite of the overpowering heat of the last week-end, the Holy Ghost Feast and parade did happen. Hundreds flocked to the Portuguese American...

Oak Bluffs: Racing toward August

Amazing, but it is actually July 18. Does it seem that we are racing toward August already? Of course, after the traffic gridlock of...

Oak Bluffs: We survived the 4th

Now the melody the birds sing at night is a different tune than the one they sing in the morning. Their nighttime song is...