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West Tisbury: The many gifts of animals

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Nine or 10 years ago, my mother-in-law asked me to accompany her to the animal shelter to see a cat she planned to adopt, a pretty, year-old calico who had already had a litter...

Tisbury: Holidays and events

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Heard on Main Street: Spirits rise in the fall … Everyone over 65 has the same question. How on earth will we ever get that booster shot? You get told to call the hospital. And...

Oak Bluffs: Council on Aging clinics

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Sometimes I think I liked life better “back in the day” when things seemed simpler. I miss the noon whistle summoning us home for lunch or alerting us to a fire, walking to school...

Edgartown: Scholastic Book Fair

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I’m sitting down to write this week from the tiny airport in Yuma, Az. I took advantage of the long weekend to come out to see my boy for 48 hours. It’s time to...

Chilmark: Open shops and farmstands

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It felt like a short week before getting that nice long weekend, besides seeing more media acknowledging Monday as Indigineous Peoples Day. Although only 17 vendors participate in Wednesday's Farmers Market, it's a perfect...

Aquinnah: ‘West with the Night’

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It was a sad week last week. Arnie Reisman, one of the Poet Laureates of Martha’s Vineyard, board member and performer at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, writer, joke maker, fighter for social justice, honorary...

West Tisbury: Harvest Festival

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Roly-polies and mushrooms are the latest hot topic in West Tisbury. They are everywhere and seemingly in numbers and varieties worthy of note. Both are affected by the damp, rainy conditions which we have...

Tisbury: Library Building Fund

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Heard on Main Street: The Goblins will get you if you don’t watch out. Don’t miss Fossil Day 2021 at the Tabernacle, a free educational event for all ages. Bring your own fossil to share...

Edgartown: Kids’ fitness program

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This past weekend brought some much-needed warm temperatures and sunshine. A friend and I attempted to paddleboard in Sengie on Saturday but the wind was daunting. So we eventually threw in the towel and...

Chilmark: Menemsha Hills

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Fall is official. The last ice cream was enjoyed at the Galley so we'll just have to begin the wait for spring. I am thankful for the mostly warm days, barefoot walks, sunrises running...

Aquinnah: Cranberry Day

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Just one more holiday weekend to get through and then the season is officially over. Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day weekend everyone. Let’s all take a deep inhale and exhale. We made it through a...

West Tisbury: Fire protection and safety

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I am looking out the window at the changing colors across the tops of trees and shrubs I have planted over the years that Mike and I have had our home here in West...

Tisbury: ‘Two Wings to Heaven’

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Heard on Main Street: Squirrels are nature’s little speed bumps. It was nice to have a call from Alan Wilder. He said he only spent three days at Cuttyhunk last year, so he is changing...

Oak Bluffs: Pop-up book sale

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October is ready to greet us tomorrow. With open arms it waits to coax us into cooler winter, like a decompression chamber easing us into the inevitable change. “Warm October, cold February” declares the...

Edgartown: Fall fun at Farm Institute

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I’m so far behind schedule this week. I’ve had a little bug problem in my kitchen, thanks to the dry dog food, and I’ve been working very hard to get rid of them. It’s...

Chilmark: Farm school and trail walks

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Sunday on the beach, Lucy Vincent, with Island families, Islanders getting their first beach day since the summer began and many, many dogs in tow. There was a small Stonehenge created by a 14-year-old....

Aquinnah: Indigenous Peoples Day

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It’s about time! The first annual Indigenous Peoples Day will be held at Felix Neck on Monday, Oct. 11, from 2 to 4 pm. This is a collaboration between the Aquinnah Cultural Center and...

West Tisbury: Island artists

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It was cold this morning, Monday, 48 degrees when I checked the thermometer outside our kitchen window, a morning for hot coffee, wool socks, and a quilt across my lap. Abby and the cats...

Tisbury: Steamship ports

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Heard on Main Street: “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.” —Charles Schulz Yes, I still desperately miss my computer — it has all my recipes, not to mention those little bits that you enjoy called...

Oak Bluffs: Climate Action Plan

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I love this weather cycle we seem to be in this past week. Fall breezes and sunshine. Wednesday, Sept. 22, was the Autumnal Equinox. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, “As the wind and...
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