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West Tisbury: Drive-through Halloween

It has been that hot, then cold, then hot again kind of weather this past week. I almost pulled out shorts to wear one morning. It can feel like sweater weather inside the house,...

Tisbury: Browsing in the backyard

Heard on Main Street: Beware. The goblins’ll get you if you don’t watch out. Celebrate Halloween with lots of spirit(s). Turn your clocks back Halloween night, and it will be daylight when your alarm goes...

Oak Bluffs: Afterschool programs at the Y

Vote messages are appearing everywhere and these are probably some of the most important messages we are sending to all those eligible these next few days. We all have our likes and dislikes for...

Edgartown: All Island School Committee

I love a productive weekend. It always gives me a strong sense of satisfaction to cross some things off of what always seems to be a very long to-do list. Chores seem to be...

Chilmark: Tales of haunted happenings

Halloween, the second full moon of the month, and now clocks are turning back an hour on Sunday, Nov. 1. Time is marching on and it seems all anyone wants to do is live...

Aquinnah: Library services and events

You have three more chances to vote in the election: today, Thursday, Oct. 29, and Friday, Oct. 30, from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, and of course Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 7...

West Tisbury: Farm market at Howes House

The wind blew and blew through the trees last week. I am eager for more sky. The oaks take the longest to lose their leaves, so there is still plenty of green in our...

Tisbury: Little House on the Prairie

Heard on Main Street: It is a fact that the second mouse gets the cheese. Farmers, take note: There is a free — no cost — series to be offered by A.C.E. M.V. to farmers,...

Oak Bluffs: Spooktacular school event

The Old Farmer’s Almanac tells us that “Jack Frost is a tricky fellow. Watch him turn your garden yellow.” And that seems the most popular color in the garden and on the trees these...

Edgartown: Halloween at the Carnegie

The days are still providing wonderful opportunities for walks on the beach or working outside but the nights sure are getting chilly. I’ve turned my heat on twice. I used to have a rule...

Chilmark: Farm-fresh variety of apples

Usually this time of year when returning to walk at Lucy Vincent Beach, I will run into many people I haven't seen in a while, this year 80 percent are new faces. The beach...

Aquinnah: Local singer has first single

Cranberry Day was last Tuesday, and it looks like it was a good time. Although it was a “soggy” day, many people came to harvest. Jannette Vanderhoop said that “the berries were plentiful,” which...

West Tisbury: Outdoor library services

What could be better than being ensconced on my sofa, a.k.a. my writing and reading spot? A window is open to a soft breeze blowing on my cheek. Fresh coffee and my Oxford English...

Tisbury: Upcoming Beach Road closure

Heard on Main Street: Always remember that you are unique. Just like everyone else. Watch large and small animals in the wild. Sally Naser will share her hobby with Wildlife Cams through Zoom from our...

Oak Bluffs: Community rock garden project

At last some rain on Monday last, that will hopefully bring a little green to those dried-up patches of grass that are everywhere. The most color along the roadsides now are the political signs...

Edgartown: School plans taking shape

I’m shocked that we find ourselves in the middle of October already. Life is flying by so fast. I’m not really complaining, given how challenging 2020 has been, but at the same time, I...

Chilmark: Autumn markets and activities

Monday's holiday is usually the turning point for season closures, but this is the year of nothing usual. Perfect weather meant Lucy Vincent Beach parking was filled, more Menemsha visitors, and on Sunday Creekville...

Aquinnah: Wampum jewelry and crafts

There was an interesting thread on the Facebook page, “Islanders Talk” over the weekend that I found helpful. It addressed non-Native people making jewelry and crafts with quahog shells and calling it “wampum.” Wampum...

West Tisbury: Musicians unite for project

It smells like fall when I walk outside. Our yard is blanketed with leaves — yellow, red, brown, some already crunchy underfoot, some remaining full and pliant. Mosses make a still brilliant green contrast...

Tisbury: Visual and culinary art events

Heard on Main Street: Love your enemies — it will confuse them greatly. How would you like to try some Saturday morning hikes on-Island? They are sponsored by BeWellMV and Cape Cod Municipal Health in...