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Oak Bluffs: Plans for new streetscape

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Wisdom from the Old Farmer’s Almanac tells us “when birds and badgers are fat in October, expect a cold winter.” I haven’t spotted any...

Oak Bluffs: Neighborhood Convention

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“Oh Bushed October morning mild, Begin the hours of this day slow. Make the day seem to us less brief.” –Robert Frost. And are...

Oak Bluffs: Discovering natural wonders

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At dusk on many evenings when I was a child, we would listen carefully and hear the far-away call of the whippoorwills. Upon hearing...

Oak Bluffs: Tom Dresser book coming soon

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We have had the gift of September’s cool days and cooler night temperatures this past week, and are promised more of them, with a...

Oak Bluffs: Support for seniors

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“Oh, the splendor and the glory of that glad September day, When o’er the hills together we rode so far away.”  –From “Autumn Day”...

Oak Bluffs: Sportsmanship off the court

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How quickly August is racing toward the first of September. Unfortunately, the date on the calendar does not mean instant changes in the weather....

Oak Bluffs: Safety on town streets

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That was a most beautiful, perfect rain on Saturday and Sunday. The grass was almost lifting up arms welcoming the drops as they gently...

Oak Bluffs: Centennial voting celebration

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This week could be described the same as last week, except there seems to be more: more people, more sickness, and more waiting for...

Oak Bluffs: Turn your face to the sun

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Wise words from the Old Farmer’s Almanac and this Maori proverb: ”Turn your face to the sun, and the shadows fall behind you.” This...

Oak Bluffs: Schools releasing final plan

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From all the news reports, I gather we must not let up on our vigilance to cease the spread of the coronavirus. The majority...

Oak Bluffs: Acts of kindness

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Remember when life was so much simpler? If you needed to make a phone call, you would dial the number, with no area code...

Oak Bluffs: Reaching out to others

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Much is different, yet some things remain the same. As in years past, gardeners are proudly showing off their early crop yields of tomatoes...

Oak Bluffs: Planning for the school year

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I don’t know what went on in your neighborhood on the Fourth of July, but we were surrounded by the loud explosions of fireworks...

Oak Bluffs: Enjoying summer parks

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The secret to happiness is freedom. And the secret to freedom is courage. So said Thucydides, Greek historian, c. 460 – 401 B.C. An...

Oak Bluffs: Changes on Circuit Avenue

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We are fast approaching the July Fourth weekend, and the weather certainly feels like it. Hot and humid, the wish for beach lovers, has...

Oak Bluffs: Change for all generations

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“Summer comes with a bound, winter comes yawning.” So says the Old Farmer's Almanac about the summer solstice on June 20. It seems impossible...

Oak Bluffs: Showing how much we care

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As I look out onto the front yard at all the beauty, the flowers — purple lilacs, bright pink rhododendrons, the driveway lined with...

Oak Bluffs: Learning from history

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Flowers and people are increasing everywhere, and the sidewalks and streets are becoming for us, after a few months of staying-home instructions, pleasantly crowded....

Oak Bluffs: Friendly while out and about

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Now the iris and late-blooming azaleas have replaced the blossoms of lilacs and goldfinch, and many varieties of woodpeckers are flocking to the feeders....

Oak Bluffs: Holiday weekend

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Gifts to me this past Monday morning were the cardinals, chickadees, flickers, and hummingbirds who paid me visits off and on throughout the day....
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