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Aquinnah

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As I write this, it is gray and has a slight chill to the air. I’d say that this spring has been a lovely lazy spring, with bursts of tourists and quiet calm, warm...

Chilmark

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We lost two vibrant pieces of our community last week. Janice Haynes was an unforgettable presence, with an unapologetically sassy and uninhibited nature that danced with abandon like everybody was watching. I keep looking...

Edgartown

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Wow, this was a busy weekend. Pride Month has brought many festivities, including the Pride Parade in Oak Bluffs. I hope everyone had fun. And of course, the high school Class Night and graduation...

Oak Bluffs

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“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”  –Ida B. Wells I was very sad to learn that the Island lost another great one. Attorney Ron Rappaport passed away...

Tisbury

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Heard on Main Street: Tomorrow is Flag Day. Be proud to fly our flag. The M.V. Film Society is showing “The Jewish Jail Lady and the Holy Thief” on Sunday, June 16, at 4 pm....

Oak Bluffs

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“We deserve to experience love fully, equally, without shame and without compromise.”  –Elliot Page Pride weekend is here! Oak Bluffs celebrates and honors our LGBTQ community with events all weekend, sponsored by the O.B. Association,...

Tisbury

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Heard on Main Street: Believe everything happens for a reason. Do you? There is something very special about visits with old friends you haven’t seen in a while, especially those with whom you restart the...

West Tisbury

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I want to start this week’s column with a welcome to Eileen Maley, the new West Tisbury columnist for the Gazette. It has been way too long. Eileen is a fabulous writer, and one...

Aquinnah

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Time to get organized for summer folks. First, take care of your trash by picking up a valid dump sticker so you can use our local drop-off at the Aquinnah dump. Stickers are available...

Chilmark

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Summertime hides houses from view and turns much of Chilmark’s narrow, mixed-use roads into tree tunnels — below any hill and around any curve, there could be horses, cows, or tractors moving from field...

Edgartown

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Happy June! Summer weather is here, and I have had the great pleasure to enjoy my first beach day, complete with a brief but joyous swim at State Beach. I’m a happy girl. Erica Wilson,...

Chilmark

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It is delightfully warm, and time to open the windows, mow the lawn, and touch up the classic white paint on the wooden Adirondack chairs. Leaves are big enough to offer dappled light and the...

Tisbury

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Heard on Main Street: When I was a kid, I always wanted to be older. This is not what I expected. I don’t like surprises, like when my computer stopped working a few days ago....

Oak Bluffs

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“You start out playing rock and roll so you can have sex and do drugs. But you end up doing drugs so you can still play rock and roll and have sex.” –Mick Jagger Mick...

West Tisbury

I’m writing this column early on Friday morning, the morning after the big rainstorm we had mid-afternoon yesterday. My woods are shrouded in mist. The sun isn’t up yet, so little illumination, just suggested...

Tisbury: March to the Sea, Memorial Day Picnic, Louisa Gould Gallery, “Culinary Arts” at...

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Heard on Main Street: Just be yourself. No one can say you are doing it wrong. Friday, tomorrow, is the Tisbury School's annual March to the Sea parade, in recognition of Memorial Day. Students leave...

Aquinnah – Select board, voting, kid friendly movie, Wednesday luncheon

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I serve as a registrar of voters here in Aquinnah. The election on May 16 was a doozy. We had a respectful but energetic horse race on our hands when the marvelous, new-to-politics Jannette...

Chilmark – Menemsha blessing, Diana Freed, Memorial Day Picnic at the Tashmoo Waterworks

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Memorial Day Weekend is a lovely time on the Island. It is a time to savor the blooming flowers. Soak up moments when the sun is shining and the wind is calm. Brave dips...

Edgartown – March to the Sea, Eileen Gunn and climate resilience, Vineyard Artisans

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And just like that, Memorial Day weekend is here. Can you believe it? Lilacs are in bloom, and it seems like their fragrance is everywhere I go, which is lovely. The Edgartown School’s annual...

Oak Bluffs – Memorial Day, 5K, Dennis daRosa, Dresser’s books, plein air, plants

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“Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”  –Adlai Stevenson II  Memorial Day gives us time to acknowledge and honor those who have fought and died...