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West Tisbury: Skunk-off shampoo

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It finally rained on Sunday. It was pleasant to enjoy the previous days of sunshine and not much humidity, but we needed the rain, and I was happy to listen to it patter outside...

Tisbury: Owen Park concerts

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Heard on Main Street: I know I am sometimes forgetful, but some things in life are just as well forgotten. Then again, some mistakes are too much fun to only make once. I expect we’ll...

Oak Bluffs: Craft Sale at Tabernacle

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Once again we have endured a week of little sunshine and clouds, sprinkles of rain and high humidity. As comedian Steve Martin said: “A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” How true,...

Edgartown: Patience in the summer

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We are in the last week of July. How did that happen? It has gone so quickly. I’ve been working a lot, with summer school in the mornings and working security in the M.V....

Chilmark: Art fundraisers

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It seems we are slipping too soon into August. Our farmstands are full of plants, vegetables and more. This week North Tabor Farm began a partnership with Iggy's Bread, a Cambridge-based bakery with a...

Aquinnah: Squibnocket Pond alert

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The collaboration of Wampanoag tribal members and Danza Organica “âs nupumukâunean (We Still Dance),” which was performed last week at the Yard sounds like it was a stunning performance. I am so sorry I...

West Tisbury: Book sale and doozying up

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Mornings have been overcast. A few days have turned sunny by the afternoon, but most have remained the archetypal hazy, hot, and humid most of us expect of summer weather. I wish it would...

Tisbury: Lilac Girls and Sunflower Sisters

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Heard on Main Street: We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty, and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have...

Oak Bluffs: Craft Fair and Dream Fund

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This time of year I love to hear the voices of the children in the neighborhood at dusk as they play and shout around their yards, perhaps cheering on someone in a game of...

Edgartown: Yacht Club races and summer soiree

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We are at the halfway mark of July. How are you holding up? I could do with some dry, sunny days. I feel like everything is getting musty and moldy, including me. But we...

Chilmark: Flea market and jazz concert

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Foggy days bode well for our markets, though go early to beat the crowds, especially for Maple Mehndi at the Chilmark Flea. One cool thing is Vaalbara Designs founder, Emily Prescott, mans her table...

Aquinnah: Circle Time and Mobile Market

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The Annual Aquinnah Native Artisans Market and Aquinnah Public Safety Day were held this Saturday and I have never seen so many people there. The event may have been helped by the weather, which...

Tisbury: Library’s program room

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Heard on Main Street: Enjoy this life; you only have one opportunity. The Vineyard Haven Band will be playing in Owen Park three times this year. One is next Sunday. Make a note: Sunday, July...

Oak Bluffs: Beauty all around

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I find I am starting my days differently these past months. I used to turn on the television to watch the news, and read the Boston Globe from cover to cover during breakfast. But...

Edgartown: Propane for PTA

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This is truly one weird summer. The weather is all over the place, though sunshine has been at a minimum these days. Sometimes we go somewhere and the crowds are a nightmare. But then...

Chilmark: Magical trail and book festival

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My son and I took our dogs to Island Folk Pottery's Magical Trail for our first walk. We immediately met three generations of the Rubens family. Bunny, the youngest family member, noticed all the...

Aquinnah: Old, new, borrowed, blue

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I got the opportunity to speak with Bradford (Brad) Lopes II, the new program director at the Aquinnah Cultural Center this week. He is the grandson and namesake of Aquinnah Wampanoag tribal elder Bradford...

West Tisbury: Joys of summer

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It’s the prelude to 4th of July weekend, a quietly rainy Friday of what may turn out to be a quietly rainy holiday weekend. I am grateful that our house is set back in...

Tisbury: Tom Dresser’s latest book

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Heard on Main Street: When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane. I learned that two small bands of musicians were entertaining a small crowd even in the light mist on Friday evening...

Oak Bluffs: Summer reading program

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My favorite, the Old Farmer’s Almanac, has these words of wisdom: “Scientists estimate that a single ragweed plant can release 1 billion grains of pollen over the course of a season.” That explains the...
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