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Oak Bluffs: Ordering logs for the wood stove

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My mind is now on approaching late fall and early winter as this weekend was taken up with removing the air conditioners from the...

Oak Bluffs: Council on Aging clinics

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Sometimes I think I liked life better “back in the day” when things seemed simpler. I miss the noon whistle summoning us home for...

Oak Bluffs: Pop-up book sale

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October is ready to greet us tomorrow. With open arms it waits to coax us into cooler winter, like a decompression chamber easing us...

Oak Bluffs: Climate Action Plan

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I love this weather cycle we seem to be in this past week. Fall breezes and sunshine. Wednesday, Sept. 22, was the Autumnal Equinox....

Oak Bluffs: Maritime Month

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Now that we are on our inevitable path toward fall weather, the sun’s pathway to bring sunlight and heat into my house has changed...

Oak Bluffs: Concert at P.A. Club

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“Of all the seasons, autumn offers the most to man and requires the least of him.” So said Hal Borland, American naturalist (1900-78), according...

Oak Bluffs: Recreation classes

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Well, thank goodness tropical storm/hurricane Henri did not fall in love with the Island but took his turmoil elsewhere. A few messes of tree...

Oak Bluffs: Martin Sexton’s new album

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Just when I think I cannot stand one more minute of trying to breathe in the thick soupy, humid air and listening to the...

Oak Bluffs: Pickleball at Niantic Park

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Some things never change, such as rain. It is still wet and still falling on us most every day, sometimes all day, sometimes brief...

Oak Bluffs: Oral History Recording Studio

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August is here with its crowds, gridlocks of traffic, and very tired residents. Sooner than usual this year, because of COVID, the workers who...

Oak Bluffs: Craft Sale at Tabernacle

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Once again we have endured a week of little sunshine and clouds, sprinkles of rain and high humidity. As comedian Steve Martin said: “A...

Oak Bluffs: Craft Fair and Dream Fund

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This time of year I love to hear the voices of the children in the neighborhood at dusk as they play and shout around...

Oak Bluffs: Beauty all around

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I find I am starting my days differently these past months. I used to turn on the television to watch the news, and read...

Oak Bluffs: Summer reading program

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My favorite, the Old Farmer’s Almanac, has these words of wisdom: “Scientists estimate that a single ragweed plant can release 1 billion grains of...

Oak Bluffs: Music at Featherstone

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac offered this advice 125 years ago in July 1896: “The farmer has no excuse for letting the weeds grow in...

Oak Bluffs: Neighborhood parks

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The season of the bugs has arrived. Big ones, small ones, flying ones, crawling ones, they seem to think that I have a bed...

Oak Bluffs: P.A. Club activities

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We have been blessed with rain enough to keep the grass and plants healthy and enough sun to bring out colorful blooms on the...

Oak Bluffs: Organizing your home

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Congratulations to all the seniors who graduated from MVRHS, Charter School, and Falmouth Academy. After two years, the schools were finally able to hold...

Oak Bluffs: Town parking

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What an ending to the month of May between wild winds, torrential rains, and political happenings. Because of the Memorial Day weekend our columns...

Oak Bluffs: Summer at Featherstone

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Summer arrived rather abruptly on Saturday last, bringing high temperatures and humidity. We had become used to the cold spring thus far and it...
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