Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Tisbury Council on Aging — August 2021

The Tisbury Council on Aging has reopened and is bringing groups back. For questions, additional information, or to sign up for programs, call us at 508-696-4205. Upcoming events: August 12, legal clinic by appointment with...

55Plus: Coupons for farmer’s markets

Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands will be distributing coupons for individuals who are 60 years of age or older and low income (individuals who qualify for programs such as Food Stamps,...

Elder Law: Living with memory loss

Thirty years ago, my mother died in a nursing home. Back then, there weren’t open discussions or resources available to people with Alzheimer’s. There were no home care agencies or day programs to help...

SHINE News: Prescription Advantage may help with drug costs

In 2021, you fall into the Medicare Part D gap when the negotiated retail cost of your medications  reaches $4,130. Once in the gap, you are now responsible for 25% of the negotiated retail...

Veteran’s Corner

VA’s Caregiver Support Program (CSP) offers services to those caring for Veterans, including on-line courses, face-to-face classes, telephone support, and peer support. Services are offered in addition to support provided by VA clinicians as...

West Tisbury: Skunk-off shampoo

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It finally rained on Sunday. It was pleasant to enjoy the previous days of sunshine and not much humidity, but we needed the rain, and I was happy to listen to it patter outside...

Tisbury: Owen Park concerts

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Heard on Main Street: I know I am sometimes forgetful, but some things in life are just as well forgotten. Then again, some mistakes are too much fun to only make once. I expect we’ll...

Oak Bluffs: Craft Sale at Tabernacle

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Once again we have endured a week of little sunshine and clouds, sprinkles of rain and high humidity. As comedian Steve Martin said: “A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” How true,...

Edgartown: Patience in the summer

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We are in the last week of July. How did that happen? It has gone so quickly. I’ve been working a lot, with summer school in the mornings and working security in the M.V....

Chilmark: Art fundraisers

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It seems we are slipping too soon into August. Our farmstands are full of plants, vegetables and more. This week North Tabor Farm began a partnership with Iggy's Bread, a Cambridge-based bakery with a...

Aquinnah: Squibnocket Pond alert

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The collaboration of Wampanoag tribal members and Danza Organica “âs nupumukâunean (We Still Dance),” which was performed last week at the Yard sounds like it was a stunning performance. I am so sorry I...

Births

William Charles Bishop V Grace Bishop and William Bishop of Edgartown announce the birth of a son, William Charles Bishop V, on July 19, 2021, at Martha's Vineyard Hospital. William weighed 10 pounds, 0.1 ounces. Kehlani...

Dreams made possible

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The 43rd annual Possible Dreams Auction raised $180,000 Sunday night with a little help from Chilmark seasonal resident and “Late Night'' host Seth Meyers. The philanthropic affair raised funds for Martha’s Vineyard Community Services to...

Cribbage Club

The Vineyard Cribbage Club met at the American Legion Hall in Edgartown on July 14, with 20 players. Six games are played, with two points for a win, zero for a loss, and three...

Dogcharmer: Crate training

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Tom, We picked up 8-week-old Cooper this past Saturday and could use some advice on crate training. How long can you keep Cooper in his crate crying and whimpering before you give in? Very happy new...

Have Faith: Saying goodbye, for now

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Being a priest isn't like being a dentist. Dentists can retire someday, stop pulling teeth and looking at X-rays. Priests, on the other hand, are committed to being a priest for life. They may...

This Was Then: The coal yards

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Martha’s Vineyard once ran on coal. “We didn't have any electricity,” recalled Stan Lair (1902-1987) about his Vineyard Haven childhood in a 1980 interview. “For heat, we had stoves — parlor stoves — and a...

Writing from the Heart: Magic eyes

In the early ’70s, there was a book being passed around in our circle of friends called “Magic Eye Beyond 3D.” Basically it was a two-dimensional image that had a three-dimensional image hidden in...

Down and dirty

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“They say you have to have the strength of a powerlifter, the balance of an Olympic gymnast, and the composure of a world-class poker player,” said Ohio native Kenny Dixon as he pulled his...
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