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West Tisbury: Town board nominations

It’s been so hard to sit down to write this week’s column. What can I possibly say? For all of us who were so eager to see the end of 2020, hoping for all...

Tisbury: Reading and knitting

Heard on Main Street: When I make a typo on my password, why doesn’t the computer correct that? Why is it that when the air is colder outside, the heat inside seems not quite as...

Oak Bluffs: Community services

United States history that I never imagined or wanted to view took place this week in our beloved country. I guess the only way I can describe the emotions I felt when I witnessed...

Edgartown: Starting new hobbies

We are well entrenched in January now. The winter doldrums. Most businesses seem to be closed up for a long winter’s nap, either due to winter or COVID, and there isn’t a lot to...

Chilmark: Cooking, travel, arts, crafts

Daily morning frost signals winter is really here. Some people may have thought I was a dumb bunny last week because rabbit hunting season continues through Feb. 27, so I learned from a quartet...

Aquinnah: Indian Police Academy

A very hearty congratulations to Ranger Christopher Manning for graduating from the United States Indian Police Academy on Jan. 7. Before he attended the Indian Police Academy, Chris graduated from the Municipal Police Training...

West Tisbury: Town services

Our whole living room is perfumed by a pot of paperwhite narcissus that opened in time for New Year’s Day. Mike brought them home to me a couple of weeks ago. They were all...

Tisbury: ‘The Splendid and the Vile’

Heard on Main Street: New Year’s resolution: Do whatever your Rice Krispies tell you to do. I used to hear my brother-in-law speak with a catch in his breath about how profoundly he admired all...

Oak Bluffs: Remembering from the heart

When you say the year 2021, it still sounds like a science fiction book to me. But let’s turn it into a year that is better in any way that previous years have been....

Edgartown: A shift in perspective

Happy New Year! Goodbye 2020. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Welcome 2021. I saw a post on Facebook that said something to the effect of: “To 2021: Remember, you...

Chilmark: Shared Use Path

As I wrap my orange scarf around my neck I realize hunting season has officially ended, despite gunshots heard on my Saturday morning Peaked Hill walk. We loved taking advantage of Black Dog Tavern's...

Aquinnah: Library events in winter

I hope everyone had good holidays and a peaceful start to the New Year. Most of all I hope that we all stay healthy this year. The holidays passed by in a bit of...

West Tisbury: A fresh start in the new year

Hot, then cold, then hot again, then cold again. This weather is so unpredictable, one more unpredictable quality of an extremely unpredictable year. One can only hope that 2021 will be better. Most everyone...

Tisbury: Staying safe in the new year

Heard on Main Street: You understand the 12 Days of Christmas are necessary to allow time for the holiday mail to arrive. That’s why it should really be 12 ‘mailmen’ in the song. Most in...

Oak Bluffs: Council on Aging message

“Ah, Friends, dear friends, as years go on and heads get gray, How fast the guests do go! Touch hands, touch hands, with those that stay. Strong hands to weak, old hands to young, around the...

Edgartown: Keeping the holidays alive

I’m sitting on the couch, Foster the dog sitting so close he could be typing this, relishing in the post-Christmas glow and happiness. I hope everyone had a joyous holiday season, whatever holiday you...

Chilmark: Preserving local history

I'm standing on the steps of the Menemsha General Store, open year-round, the sky a perfect summer blue, there's a breeze and my family is visiting. At least I can daydream about better days...

Aquinnah: Story of the wishing tree

Well folks, it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for since about March: the end of 2020. For many communities, the past few years have been difficult, but this year spared no one in...

West Tisbury: Holiday traditions

It will be Christmas Eve when you are reading this column. Christmas is always such a combination of emotions and activity for most of us. This year will have its own extra set of...

Tisbury: Sending Christmas cards

Heard on Main Street: I’ve learned so much from my mistakes, I’m thinking of making a few more. Santa’s last minute hint: Are you out of ideas? You can get a gift certificate from the...
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