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Oak Bluffs: Perhaps we can do better

We are told that we will be receiving hard winter weather starting next week, and have we not been fortunate with the warming cycle...

Oak Bluffs: Welcome 2020

Welcome 2020 with good intentions and kind thoughts. As at other times, the start of a new year always brought hopes of peace for...

Oak Bluffs

Jan. 2, 2020 and here you are reading this column, the first one for the year 2020, which I am writing on Thursday, Dec....

Oak Bluffs: A box of decorations

This is a first for many of us, as our columns for Dec. 26 must be in by 9 am today, Dec. 18, the...

Oak Bluffs: Oriental Martha’s Vineyard Lodge supper

Monday once more brings predictions of snow turning to rain turning to icy travels, as it has frequently these past few weeks. That raises...

Oak Bluffs: Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard

Amid all the rain and predictions of falling temperatures bringing snow and ice, we truly do not know what to expect from day to...

Oak Bluffs: Scallop season, holiday season, hunting season

Scallop season, holiday season, and, my least favorite, hunting season have all started with this winter season. Many in my family are avid hunters,...

Oak Bluffs: This rainy Sunday is a perfect day

This rainy Sunday is a perfect day. Yes, a perfect day for reading and resting. I recently read Catherine Ryan Hyde’s book, “Have You...

Oak Bluffs: Happy Thanksgiving, everyone

Here we are, once again, a week away from Thanksgiving. The weather has been pushing us to accept that outdoor showers and quick ocean...

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...