Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Visiting Vet: Terrier Tyson and Hounddog Holyfield

Throughout the pandemic, I have taken our dog Quinna for regular playdates with her buddy Fergus. We humans sit outside in the fenced backyard, 10 feet apart wearing masks, while our pups play. Last...

Writing from the Heart: Stormy weather

It’s pouring, and I’m listening. The sky is getting dark, and I am hoping for some thunder. Maybe even some hail. I open the door for a whiff. How is it possible for the girl...

West Tisbury: Up-Island Cronig’s

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Well, it’s been another week of weather. Pleasant and spring-like one day, then back to winter the next. I have seen people in shorts already, then back to wearing down jackets. It’s a good...

Tisbury: Prince Philip and the Queen

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Heard on Main Street: Everyone you meet should be greeted with a smile — even if she can’t see it through your mask. Celebrate Earth Day all week. The VCS Beach Day Clean-up is Saturday,...

Edgartown: Childhood memories

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Social media is a blessing and a curse. It’s a ridiculous time suck. I love to sit and scroll through and see people’s pictures and posts or laugh at silly memes and videos. It...

Chilmark: Supportive groups

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Morning fog, evening fog, lambs, daffodils, a dozen deer grazing outside daily, turkey vultures enjoying dinner, and rabbits everywhere. When the sun does break through, I am thankful for the warmth it brings. I...

Aquinnah: Vineyard of the future

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It kind of feels like spring might actually be here to stay. The daffodils are blooming all over town and the weather has been constant with some cold spells here and there. The only...

Births

Jasper James Toole Jennifer Toole and Taylor Toole in Arlington, MA, formerly of Oak Bluffs, announce the birth of a son, Jasper James Toole, on March 27, 2021, at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA....

Biscuit business

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Jen Wood's Voyager class at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School has embarked on a business venture that's producing a new local product: Purple Paws dog treats. Their recipe for success includes a great logo...

This Was Then: A story of three Vineyard men

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Brothers William and Luther West of Chilmark were of solid Island stock. Their parents and grandparents were all Island natives, as they were. Their family tree was a constellation of Island names including Tilton,...

Library presents community poetry reading

On Sunday, April 25, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm, the West Tisbury library presents an online Community Poetry Reading via Zoom. The event will be hosted by West Tisbury poet laureate Spencer Thurlow and...

Online art reception at the library

Throughout the month of April, the West Tisbury library’s Virtual Gallery will feature “Table for Two — The Café Series.” This exhibit includes the work of local artists Kanta Lipsky, Valentine Estabrook, and Sandy...

M.V. Community Services honors milestones, presents awards

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) held its annual staff and volunteer recognition ceremony via Zoom in late March. According to a press release, the event honored one agency program, three employees, and two volunteers...

Bike-a-thon benefits breast cancer prevention

This virtual event will take place locally and nationally from Monday, April 19, to Sunday, April 25, and will feature honorary guest, Jennifer Hanks, a two-time breast cancer survivor and a professional mountain bike...

West Tisbury: Signs of the season

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Sunny with cloudless blue skies is today’s weather, and predicted to remain so for most of the weekend. Maybe a little rain on Sunday that I hope will come late enough for the Easter...

Tisbury: ‘Beyond the Mask’

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Heard on Main Street: It's a lot easier to get older than it is to get wiser. April is Poetry Month and a few Island libraries will present a discussion of “Beyond the Mask,” a...

Oak Bluffs: Birds and perennials

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This Island spring of iffy weather continues to reduce the warmth other towns on the mainland are enjoying. But it will continue to get warmer and we will be thankful for the cool ocean...

Edgartown: Spring pinkletink music

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Happy first full week of April. Monday marked the return to full-time, in-person learning for all of the students at the Edgartown School. Whenever we start something new there is always a little bit...

Chilmark: Kate Taylor album

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Vaccination set not set. I thought I'd aced it a few minutes after midnight online through CVS off-Island, but did not get a confirmation email (story moral: check your texts). If you want to...

Aquinnah: Earth Day beach clean-up

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Easter Sunday started with a sunrise service at the Gay Head Community Baptist Church led by pastor Sean McMahon, and ended with perhaps one of the shortest awards shows I have ever seen: the...
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