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Oak Bluffs: Spring cleaning

The town is bustling with yards being cleaned up from winter debris; even the beaches were cleaned last weekend. Buildings are being remodeled, painted,...

Oak Bluffs: Gio’s opens

Hopefully May will be a wee bit sunnier and drier than April was, because as of Monday, we had only 12 days of sun...

Oak Bluffs: Signs of spring

Our spring weather seems to be gaining over the cold winter as the warmth of the sun shines a bit longer each day, with...

Oak Bluffs: ‘Tis the season for politics

I would say that the departure of March was a tie between a lamb and a lion. We had a beautiful lamb-like day on...

Oak Bluffs: We are an Island after all

Islanders reacted with grief and immediate offers for help after the disastrous barn fire at Flat Point Farm in West Tisbury last Monday morning....

Oak Bluffs: Baseball, of course

Crowds gathered on Circuit Avenue on Thursday last, and it seemed as if everyone was there except the news photographers. No, it wasn’t a...

Oak Bluffs: Spring is on its way

March seems to have roared in like a lion. Once again we were lured outside over the weekend by a somewhat sunny Saturday, only...

Oak Bluffs: Less winter, more spring

Are you enjoying the longer daylight hours? Well, come this weekend it will last even longer, as we “spring” our clocks ahead early Sunday...

Oak Bluffs: Lion or lamb

We say goodbye to February, which, although the shortest month of the year, has brought us the greatest variety of weather of all the...

Oak Bluffs: Snow in the forecast

For all who were anxiously awaiting it, we finally got snow this winter. Of course it was only a bit over an inch, I...

Oak Bluffs: What more could you want?

This past weekend was one of sunshine, wind, some warm days, and of course days when the cold penetrated your clothing to remind you...

Oak Bluffs: The Little Boy Who Cried Wolf

The weather is warmer, the Super Bowl is over, and the Patriots won, so hopefully we will be spared the constant interruptions to our...

Oak Bluffs: Keep the wood stove fed

The sudden, but not unexpected onset of below-freezing weather has changed our warm-weather routines over the past few days. Even those who are always...

Oak Bluffs: MLK Day

The gray, cold blanket of winter has started to cover our town as we venture deeper into January. Circuit Avenue is changing quickly, as...

Oak Bluffs: Getting organized

This new year, I was absolutely certain, was the year I was finally going to get organized and enjoy a simpler life. However, as...

Oak Bluffs: Radar

Although you are reading this on Jan. 3, 2019, it was written on Dec. 26, 2018 to meet a printing deadline required by the...

Oak Bluffs: Blessed

We are getting ready to say goodbye to the year 2018, and all of its good news and the more difficult events we faced...

Oak Bluffs: the early bird catches the snow

We got our first snow, in a manner of speaking. But if you slept past 7 am, you missed it, because as soon as...

Oak Bluffs: Spirit of giving

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand, and for a talk beside the...

Oak Bluffs: The cozy season

“White month — whose stars fall showering from the skies, turning to snowflakes in the frosty air” — written by Mary Baker Carter Dodge,...