Saturday, January 29, 2022

Gwen Mayhew, in her own words

While Gwen was in Haiti, Cedar Crest asked her to write a blog about her experiences for the college website.

Chilmark

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It certainly feels like spring is here.

Sports 2

Both the boys and girls track teams won their season- opening meets at Mashpee, Tuesday.

Sports 3

But this was the playoffs, another day.

Sports High

The Lower Cape Spring tournament was held at the Moore Arena in Orleans last weekend, won by the Vineyard Squirt C team.

Women on the rink

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Ice hockey is known as a rough and tumble sport, probably best suited to those among us with younger, more resilient bodies. But hockey for adults is thriving on the Island, and some players...

West Tisbury

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Three mildish days last week and everyone I know is up to their eyeballs in seed catalogues and garden plans. Green tips of daffodils are pushing just above the ground in a sunny spot...

The heart of Vineyard Healthcare

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While the Island may take on a serene and all's well appearance especially at this time of year, there are many people here who struggle with addiction and alcoholism. Dr. Laura Reid and registered...

Tisbury

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If you didn't vote, I don't want to hear about it. Certainly no one could claim ignorance. We were bombarded with phone calls and commercials. One woman said she received recorded phone calls from...

Oak Bluffs

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Sunday morning at dawn, I was treated to a beautiful winter sunrise. The horizon to the east looked as if it had been kissed with hues of pinks. The colors stretched across in ribbons...

Classic undertaking

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I'm not going to talk about New Year's resolutions again. That ship has sailed. I'm sure that by this time, three weeks into 2010, you've made and broken yours. I decided that as I...

Island to island: Help for Haiti

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Fadnor Pierre's family is alive. Worry gnawed at the former Vineyard resident for five days last week while he waited for news of the fate of his family in Port-au-Prince. On Sunday, the Haitian native...

Chilmark

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"There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go."...

Frozen water

Thawing and freezing repeatedly is what the winter months are all about at this latitude. For waterfowl, frozen water, or ice, creates all sorts of problems. Freshwater freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Freshwater also...

Aquinnah

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It is hard for me to talk about life on our Island this week without thinking about life on another island, Haiti, which, as we all know, suffered a horrific earthquake last week. Even...

MVCS’s new leader: Wiet Bacheller

When John and Wiet Bacheller first moved to the Island in 1968, seven years after Martha's Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) was established, the couple visited the Thrift Shop in Vineyard Haven and bought an...

West Tisbury

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Tucked into crevices of tree bark, stonewalls, shingles, and wood piles, snow has remained un-melted as temperatures stayed below freezing all week. There is still ice underfoot in some places. Frozen drifts provide a...

Stuffed up

When Snuffy, the 18-year-old cat, arrived with a complaint of chronic nasal discharge, I have to admit I wasn't thrilled. My own geriatric kitty had this same problem for years and I had never...