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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...

Oak Bluffs: Forever grateful

Happy Fourth of July, or Independence Day, America. Will you celebrate this holiday, or observe it? Lately a lot of the books I have...

Oak Bluffs: Summer kicked off for real

Update: The Red Cross has notified us that they made a typo in the announcement regarding the blood drive. The drive at the P.A. Club...

Oak Bluffs: Don’t stop reading, kids

The summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year and the first day of summer, is tomorrow, June 21. What will we...

Oak Bluffs: Celebrate good fortune

“The heart of a father is an assemblage of all the tenderest sentiments of nature.” A quote from Antoine François Prévost d'Exiles, as found...

Oak Bluffs: How lucky are we

Statistics say that soon senior citizens will make up the majority of the population of the town. But not to worry. I was just...

Oak Bluffs: Fragrance of lilacs

If you read the Oak Bluffs column on May 23rd, you might have been puzzled as to why it seemed so full of Chilmark...

Oak Bluffs: Memories of Memorial Day

Now the fragrance of lilacs brings back memories throughout my yard. It was always an omen of Memorial Day approaching, and still brings the...

Oak Bluffs: A happy, laughing time

Well, there are only so many words you can use to describe rainy weather, and after the past few weeks, I have used them...