Friday, January 21, 2022

Chilmark: At least the sun is returning

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Wind, gale-force wind seems to be becoming a weekly part of life. I loved my Great Bight walk, and seeing all the ice-glazed stones along the beach. And as I finish up the column,...

World affairs discussion group

The Vineyard Haven library will be virtually hosting the Great Decisions Foreign Policy discussion group this year, which will meet weekly for nine sessions. It is based on a program from the Foreign Policy...

Births

Mattias Guimaraes Peixoto Karem Guimaraes and Serafim Peixoto of West Tisbury announce the birth of a son, Mattias Guimaraes Peixoto, on Jan. 14, 2022, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Mattias weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces.

Dogcharmer: Truffle the schipperke

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Dear Dogcharmer, At what age should Truffle start obedience training? Thanks!   Paul and Jared   Dear Paul and Jared,  In the 1960s, many thought the optimal time to start obedience training was when the dog was no longer a...

Aquinnah: This is good news

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Sometime in mid-November, when I was returning from a walk with a friend, she excitedly pointed out a quail at the bend in my road. It was walking on the road, and then jumped...

Academic honors

Dean’s List Fall 2021 John Habekost of Edgartown, at Nichols College. Hailey Meader of Vineyard Haven, at Nichols College. Nicolas Andre of West Tisbury, at the College of the Holy Cross. Paige Donovan of Edgartown, at Cincinnati College...

Oak Bluffs: We all need to use these tools

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“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your JOY and YOU shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”  –Helen Keller I picked up two home COVID test kits at the...

Tisbury: We are just so lucky

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Heard on Main Street: If your New Year’s resolution is already gone, try a new one. Make peace with your past so it won't mess up the present. Or you could try what my daughter...

West Tisbury: A tired puppy is a good puppy

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We New Englanders never seem to tire of talking about the weather, so here begins another West Tisbury column. It’s been a week of variable days. I was out planting some last bulbs one...

Writing from the Heart: COVID lessons

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I just got my copy of “The Covid Monologues,” a local anthology edited by Jennifer Knight and Moira Silva. The stories are a powerful glimpse into an era we all lived, and are living...

Taking the plunge

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Ever since Sept. 1, 2021, retired forensic pathologist Ed (“Teddy”) Sussman has leaped from the transient dock in Menemsha into Menemsha Basin, swum out and around the frosted pilings, then hopped back into his...

The Lives They Led: Oct. – Dec. 2021

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Oct. 1: Rita P. Gale Rita worked at the Black Dog on Beach Road and State Road in Vineyard Haven. She loved her customers, and the celebrations that she catered, making friendships that lasted a...

Academic honors

Dean’s List Fall 2021 Angela Hayes of Vineyard Haven, at Lasell University Richard Barlett of Vineyard Haven, at Lasell University  Linda Catherine Borges of Vineyard Haven, at Lasell University

Take a walk

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January and February are too chilly for sunbathing on the beach, but you can still bundle up and take a walk to get outdoors in all seasons. From the glacial moraine’s rocky hills and...

West Tisbury seeking poet laureate nominations

The West Tisbury library is seeking nominations for the new West Tisbury Poet Laureate for the years 2022 to 2025. The term of Spencer Thurlow, the current town poet laureate, is coming to a...

There’s a new assistant director at Polly Hill

Polly Hill Arboretum has a new curator and assistant director in Emily Ellingson, who started working with the arboretum as a curatorial intern in 2013, according to a press release. “Eight years ago, I was...

Edgartown: Keeping my sanity

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I always lull myself into a false sense of security that January is a slow month. And it would be if I didn’t still do some bookkeeping work on the side. I slowly stroll...

Oak Bluffs: Snowman making first

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“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”  –Martin Luther King Jr.  We have stepped into 2022! As I write this, we have had one fake snowstorm (that was just...

‘Let Arnie’s words speak’

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The late, great Arnie Reisman performed, joked, wrote, and smiled his way into the hearts of Islanders from all walks of life. One of Reisman’s greatest joys, particularly later on in life, was poetry...