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West Tisbury: Spring break, soup and bread lunches, and town voting system

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It’s the last day of this Leap Year in February. Funny to have such a simple solution every four years to straighten out our calendar. It’s also school vacation week, so it may feel quieter...

Tisbury: Fulling Mill Brook, ‘Living on Wampanoag Territory,’ mystery movie, and Vineyard lawns

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Heard on Main Street: “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” —Dr. Seuss The Martha's Vineyard Museum opens an exhibit called...

Oak Bluffs: Bob Marley, Leap Day, Percy Cowen, Ag Fair poster, and Built on...

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“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” —Bob Marley I quote Bob Marley this week because...

Edgartown: M.V. Film Center, Senior Dinner, Neighborhood Convention, and ice skating

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Our crocuses are blooming! Does this mean spring is arriving early? Hopefully they know what they are doing. It’s lovely to see them and the snow drops and hear the birds singing. I know...

Chilmark: Animal Health Care Associates and Up-Island Council on Aging

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This week is spring break. Many are off on adventures. Many are enjoying home. Some are starting seeds. I am sick with a head cold. I am grateful for broth and yummy Island-made heat-up meals...

Aquinnah: Grateful for SSA, Tech Pro for seniors, ACE MV, and special anniversary

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Charley and I had to go off-Island last week and I want to say thank you to the employees of the Steamship Authority. Getting our reservation was easy. The ferries going and coming were...

West Tisbury: Early voting, soup and bread lunches, Howe’s House, and Jennie Greene

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Watching the snow falling Tuesday morning, I kept hearing in my head the lyrics to “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” from “Oklahoma” by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Of course, I was looking at my snowy...

Tisbury: Snow plowing, Tech Pro, tea shortages, movies, and library activities

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Heard on Main Street: The best is yet to come, I hope. Supposedly I live on a town road, but I guess I need to call the DPW to remind them, because we never got...

Oak Bluffs: Full moon, beach cleanup, library’s future, Ambler Wormley, and senior center

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“Try to realize it’s all within yourself, no one else can make you change /And to see you’re really only very small, and life flows on within you and without you.” —George Harrison Our February...

Edgartown: Winter beauty, Family Center, Bodhi Path, piano concert, and Hula Flow

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Well, we finally got our winter storm. Much as I don’t like snow, it does look pretty out the back windows. And I went outside the other night, and the trees had all this...

Chilmark: Cross-country skiing, Tending Joy, library classes, and Maya Angelou

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I love snow, and was thrilled when enough fell to strap my boots into the old cable bindings on the wooden skis I’d picked up years ago from Jane Slater’s shop in Menemsha. I...

Aquinnah: Winter walks, waddling ducks, war in Gaza, and community work

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Today the sun is shining and everything looks sparkly; sparkly, that is, unless you look at the driveway, filled with snowmelt mud. It is a balmy 40° out there; sparkly, that is, except for...

West Tisbury: Rez Williams, jazz concert, voting by mail, and Ghost Island Farm

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I have been watching forsythia getting ready to bloom, branches I brought inside a week or so ago. Their buds are no longer tightly brown. I can see yellow now, and maybe they will...

Tisbury: High school musical, writing about love, Ukulele Jam, and classic films

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Heard on Main Street: It simply doesn’t seem fair that Valentine’s Day kicked off the beginning of Lent. The M.V. High School musical sounds like a hit. This musical version of “Twelfth Night” opens tonight...

Oak Bluffs: Friday Reset, ‘Twelfth Night,’ film screenings, and Oak Bluffs history

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“In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” —Thurgood Marshall, first African American U.S. Supreme Court justice This quote touched me. We watch the news and see war’s toll...

Edgartown: The Attic, Little House Café, Town MV, and Bunch of Grapes

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Happy mid-February. As I write this, it’s Super Bowl Sunday. When I was in college, we always went back to school on Super Bowl Sunday. In January. Now it’s just about halfway through February....

Chilmark: Stylish footwear, August Engler, winter greenery, and Pathways music

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My dog is recovering beautifully from surgery. The biggest challenge is keeping him calm. He is eager to get back to long hikes and runs. Next week the restrictions will be lifted. My mum, Anne...

Aquinnah: Stop & Shop, school field trips, ‘Saving Moms,’ and Polished Dental

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Charley and I did our weekly down-Island get-the-errands-done journey today. We went to the bank, the library, the grocery store, the pharmacy, and Morning Glory Farm. The grocery part of the journey included a...

Edgartown: A new Island mystery

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Happy February. I saw a little sun today. It wasn’t for long, and it wasn’t overly bright, and a chill came with it, but I’ll take it. As I write, there is still some...

West Tisbury: Leading up to presidential primary

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The past week has been one gray day after another. A shaft of sunlight may come through by mid-afternoon, but I can’t remember waking up to a blue sky with sunshine pouring through the...