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West Tisbury: Up-Island Cronig’s

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Well, it’s been another week of weather. Pleasant and spring-like one day, then back to winter the next. I have seen people in shorts already, then back to wearing down jackets. It’s a good...

Tisbury: Prince Philip and the Queen

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Heard on Main Street: Everyone you meet should be greeted with a smile — even if she can’t see it through your mask. Celebrate Earth Day all week. The VCS Beach Day Clean-up is Saturday,...

Edgartown: Childhood memories

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Social media is a blessing and a curse. It’s a ridiculous time suck. I love to sit and scroll through and see people’s pictures and posts or laugh at silly memes and videos. It...

Chilmark: Supportive groups

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Morning fog, evening fog, lambs, daffodils, a dozen deer grazing outside daily, turkey vultures enjoying dinner, and rabbits everywhere. When the sun does break through, I am thankful for the warmth it brings. I...

Aquinnah: Vineyard of the future

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It kind of feels like spring might actually be here to stay. The daffodils are blooming all over town and the weather has been constant with some cold spells here and there. The only...

West Tisbury: Signs of the season

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Sunny with cloudless blue skies is today’s weather, and predicted to remain so for most of the weekend. Maybe a little rain on Sunday that I hope will come late enough for the Easter...

Tisbury: ‘Beyond the Mask’

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Heard on Main Street: It's a lot easier to get older than it is to get wiser. April is Poetry Month and a few Island libraries will present a discussion of “Beyond the Mask,” a...

Oak Bluffs: Birds and perennials

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This Island spring of iffy weather continues to reduce the warmth other towns on the mainland are enjoying. But it will continue to get warmer and we will be thankful for the cool ocean...

Edgartown: Spring pinkletink music

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Happy first full week of April. Monday marked the return to full-time, in-person learning for all of the students at the Edgartown School. Whenever we start something new there is always a little bit...

Chilmark: Kate Taylor album

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Vaccination set not set. I thought I'd aced it a few minutes after midnight online through CVS off-Island, but did not get a confirmation email (story moral: check your texts). If you want to...

Aquinnah: Earth Day beach clean-up

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Easter Sunday started with a sunrise service at the Gay Head Community Baptist Church led by pastor Sean McMahon, and ended with perhaps one of the shortest awards shows I have ever seen: the...

West Tisbury: Polly Hill Arboretum

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Daffodils are blooming in a bright yellow crowd across the south-facing front of the old police station. Chief Manter took such pride in them, always the earliest, always by April 1. His April Fool’s...

Tisbury: Library community room

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Heard on Main Street: This happened yesterday and is important information. A friend had his second dose of the COVID vaccine in New Zealand after which he began to have blurred vision on the...

Oak Bluffs: Neighborhood clean-up

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Do I dare say that I think we have seen the last of snow until next winter? More sun to warm our hearts and ourselves and also at last, some rain Sunday. Now I...

Edgartown: Farm Institute eggs and dye

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Happy April. The year sure is flying by. Every year I say how fast it goes and every year it seems to go faster. And here it is April already. I feel like I...

Chilmark: Senior discussion group

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So-far-not-so-good trying to get vaccinated. I know even if it takes weeks to get an appointment, we are the lucky ones. My brother lives in Germany where they have another lockdown and barely 10...

Aquinnah: Best of the Vineyard

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This past weekend was Passover, and this coming weekend is Easter, the time of rebirth has begun. While it may not be time for planting things outside, it’s certainly time to start some seedlings...

Oak Bluffs: Annual town election

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Welcome spring with the sunnier days true to the predictions at last. Our family spent Sunday last raking away barrels of leaves and allowing the early daffodils and crocus to stretch toward the sunlight...

West Tisbury: Plant nursery centers

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I was happily surprised to wake up Friday morning to snow blowing past my windows. It had already coated the ground and looked like it might be settling in for a blustery, snow-long day....

Tisbury: Composting food waste

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Heard on Main Street: Friends are like balloons; once you let them go, you might not get them back. Sometimes we get so busy with our own lives that we may not even notice...
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