Friday, November 27, 2020

Elder Law: Giving It All Away (Or at Least Some of It)

Every December, my clients ask whether or not it makes sense to make gifts to their loved ones. In addition to getting to hear “thank you,” there are several advantages to giving assets away...

Medicare’s Open Enrollment

The Open Enrollment Period ends Dec. 7, 2020, for Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) and Prescription Drug Plans (Part D), and it is very important to re-evaluate your Medicare options for 2021 during this...

Writing from the Heart: Writing about life

The renowned poet Marie Howe wrote a gorgeous poem titled “What the Living Do.” In it she cites all the ordinary, everyday things that happen. The grocery bag rips open on the way from...

Separating myth from reality

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, families around Massachusetts joined the Martha's Vineyard Museum for a virtual presentation, "This Land Is Their Land: A Conversation with David Silverman and David Vanderhoop Around the Troubled History and...

West Tisbury: Holiday traditions

This Thanksgiving will be different. Forgive me for stating the obvious. Mike and I will be eating dinner alone for the first time in I don’t know how many years, since the time we both...

Tisbury: One-way streets

Heard on Main Street: The buttons on my jeans have started social distancing from each other. Friends are what keep us going during these times. Three cheers for those good friends who took over Steve...

Oak Bluffs: Red Stocking Fund

As it is every year, Thanksgiving is here once again. Everyone here on the Island and throughout the world has been seriously impacted by the coronavirus. Why is it too difficult to do two...

Edgartown: Patrolmen’s Association

Quick turnaround time between my last column and this one! The holiday season is upon us and Thanksgiving is here. That seemed so fast to me. Of course, the weather was so gorgeous a...

Chilmark: Local holiday shopping

It is the Friday before Thanksgiving. I walked my dogs in the wind as the sun rose over Lucy Vincent Beach. Last night I texted my best friend from second grade, a doctor, to...

Aquinnah: Indigenous Artists Market

Thanksgiving can be a touchy subject in Aquinnah. For years, American schools and culture presented it as a harmonious event between two cultures when it really wasn’t. Many people see the story of Thanksgiving...

Home-delivered holiday meal

If you are alone, or will be unable to go out, call your local Senior Center no later than Dec. 18 to order your holiday meal: Edgartown, 508-627-4368 Oak Bluffs, 508-693-4509 Tisbury, 508-696-4205 Up-Island, 508-693-2896 A volunteer will deliver...

Coming up at the West Tisbury library

The West Tisbury library hosts Judy Kranz’s weekly online Pilates Class on Saturday, Nov., 28 at 9:30 am. Her classes are also offered Tuesdays at 8:30 am. Email rrooney@clamsnet.org to sign up for one...

MVY’s Laurel Redington wins Broadcasters Association Awards

Laurel Redington has won three Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Awards for segments she produced in 2020, according to a press release from MVYRadio. All three segments originally aired on WMVY’s Sunday Morning public affairs show...

Births

Fox Moon Gibson Jessica Edmondson and Kyle Gibson of West Tisbury announce the birth of a son, Fox Moon Gibson, on Nov. 18, 2020, at Martha's Vineyard Hospital. Fox weighed 7 pounds, 15.7 ounces.  

Academic honors

Honor society Evelyn Medeiros of Vineyard Haven, inducted into Phi Kappa Phi at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.  

India Rose: Local businesswoman, wife, and mom

Interview by Kyra Steck My mom was born here. She’s Portuguese, so she’s white. My dad is Cape Verdean, so I’m mixed. My mom, her family's from the Vineyard. My dad is from New Bedford....

Suesan Stovall: Artist, singer, ‘incognegro’

Interview by Kyra Steck This place has always been an integral part of my being. I grew up for most of my young adult life in New York City, and then I moved to Los...

Chip Coblyn: Artist and washashore

Interview by Kyra Steck We were seasonal residents — my parents bought a house here around 1990, and we've been coming steadily since then. My wife and I first came in 1980 on vacation. I...

Dhakir Warren: Student affairs administrator at M.V. Regional High School

Interview by Kyra Steck My name is Dhakir Warren, and I currently serve as administrator of student affairs at the high school. My role spans a wide range of responsibilities — everything from initially implementing...

Aquinnah Hill: Grew up in Aquinnah; works year-round on-Island

Interview by Kyra Steck I’m Aquinnah Hill. I’m 22 now, and I’ve been on the Island my whole life. I have a lot of roots here. My dad’s Native American and a barber, and he’s...
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