Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Edgartown Council on Aging: August 2022

The Edgartown Council on Aging serves as an information and referral source to long-term services and supports available to older adults.  In-person programs are subject to cancellation or change with limited notice due to...

Elder Law with Frank and Mary: Living with memory loss

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We are all forgetful at times. There is a point, though, when those memory problems get noticeably worse, either for you or for those around you. The worst thing to do is bury your...

Oak Bluffs Council on Aging: August 2022

21 Wamsutta Ave., Oak Bluffs 508-693-4509 August Highlights Weekly Live and Zoom Exercise Monday 9 am, group exercise Zoom with Patience Campbell and Marilyn Miller  Zoom: bit.ly/OBExercise Thursday 9 am, Zoom exercise with Bill White Zoom: bit.ly/OBExerciseWhite Friday 9 am, Zoom exercise with Floyd Lifton. Please be...

Oak Bluffs: Summer community

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“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”  –Maya Angelou I ran into Brian Weiland last week, picking up trash and sweeping the walkway above the beach...

Protected shorebirds

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In the spring of 2017, walking along the sea wall to the Lagoon Pond Bridge, I saw two large, exotic-looking birds I’d never seen before, stalking about and foraging at one of the beaches...

This Was Then: Floods, eclipses, and volcanoes

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An alarming report began to circulate in newspapers across the country during the summer of 1796. “Extraordinary Occurrence” ran the headlines. Under a New Bedford dateline, the various articles were all slight variations on...

Aquinnah: Capture the magic

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Summer is moving right along; sometimes it feels as if it is moving too fast. But there are moments where you can capture the magic, especially here in Aquinnah. Last week it was Juli...

Chilmark: The best new thing

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This week walking on Peaked Hill, I passed a 10-inch box turtle on two different walks, both chalking up the only times to cross paths since walking up there over the past decade. The...

Tisbury: Lots of fun

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Heard on Main Street: You're wrong. The 10 commandments are not multiple choice.  You must have seen the great pictures and write-up in July 7’s Times: The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse offers the Fabulists, with Theater...

A ‘magical moment’

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The M.V. Film Festival/Circuit Arts’ Cinema Circus is finally back this year, after a two-year hiatus due to the ongoing pandemic. The program is a free, educational event on the Island for families and...

Academic honors

Graduation Emily Turney of West Tisbury, from Adelphi University.  Dean’s list Anne Culbert of Vineyard Haven, at Ithaca College. Julia Crocker of Edgartown, at St. Lawrence University.  Oak Bluffs School second semester honor roll Grade 8, high honors: Sophia Alves,...

Births

Julia Jane McGroarty Sampaio Jane McGroarty Sampaio and Humberto McGroarty Sampaio of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a daughter, Julia Jane McGroarty Sampaio, on July 20, 2022, at Martha's Vineyard Hospital. Jane weighed 7...

Cribbage Club results

The Vineyard Cribbage Club met on Wednesday to play our favorite game at the American Legion Hall in Edgartown. Twenty-one of us played six games, with 2 points for a win and 3 points...

Tackle technology with a senior specialist

Are you a senior who needs to get more tech savvy? Island librarians have classes upcoming for you: “Tackle Technology,” on three Saturdays in August, with Paul Gentile of Senior2Senior, devoted to teaching technology...

On the water

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There is nothing better than being out on the water on a hot summer day, surrounded by nature, blue skies, and sunshine. There is also nothing better than being out on the water on...

Diverse works

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The stunning book, “PathwaysArts: New Works” captures artistic moments in time — well, a stretch of time, actually — from just before the pandemic shut down through last spring. The new book abounds in...

Edgartown: Endless outdoor activities

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I guess it is officially summer for me. I have completely lost track of what day it is. And as such, I’m writing this week’s column late on Monday, well past my deadline. It...

Aquinnah: A special day

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Aquinnah is really showing up this summer. The 15th annual Native Artisans Festival and Public Safety Day were this past Saturday, and both were wonderful. My only complaint is that I’m not richer, and...

MVFF and MVFC to premiere film on Lyme disease

“The Quiet Epidemic,” a provocative new documentary about chronic Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, will have a special preview screening on Wednesday, August 3, at the Grange Hall as part of the Martha’s Vineyard...

Dogcharmer: Housebreaking, the eternal challenge

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I adopted Zeke, a very active poodle mix, in January. He is not my first dog, as I am 73 and have had dogs most of my adult life. I cannot seem to housebreak...