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West Tisbury: Family heirlooms, beach cleanup, ‘Braiding Sweetgrass,’ and author talk

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It feels quieter since the hurricane-that-wasn’t. It’s officially fall, too. It may be all in my mind, but the change of seasons always feels like a signal that we are shifting our perspective, moving...

Tisbury: Library’s 5K, Neighborhood Convention, M.V. Museum, and Hunger Walk

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Heard on Main Street: If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something. Vineyard Haven library's Virtual 5K continues through Sept. 30. Congratulations to Silas Campbell and Carly Souther Fotta, the top...

Oak Bluffs: Harvest moon, book drive, Ladyfest, P.A. Club, and Island Theatre Workshop

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“All these lovely tokens of September days are here, with summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.” –Helen Hunt Jackson This quote seems to describe our September, which gave us many summerlike days,...

Edgartown: ‘Home’ exhibit, kayaking, NASA, Clamming 101, and fish at The Anchors

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And just like that, September is coming to a close this week. Fall is officially here. The days are cooling down. But the Island still seems busy to me. Not the same quiet that...

Chilmark: Garden bounty, North Tabor Farm, Fossil Day, theater for kids, and mobility

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“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” –Maya Angelou Maya left us a legacy. I try...

Aquinnah: Seasonal changes, Outermost Inn, rescue dog, and library’s book club

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Last weekend, fall arrived with buckets of rain, leaving wedding attendees with cars stuck in muddy fields, and farmers and innkeepers stuck with torn-up turf. As it poured rain outside, I made chicken soup,...

West Tisbury: Signs of autumn, Council on Aging, Falls Prevention Month, and Fossil Day

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The wind has been blowing all day. I can feel it at my back as I sit on my sofa, writing, with the windows open behind me, watching branches whip back and forth. Mike...

Tisbury: Children’s Memorial, League of Women Voters, 5K Run/Walk, film festival, and Met Opera

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Heard on Main Street: Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes. Warning: Eligibility applications for FY 2024–25 Community Preservation Act funding for the...

Edgartown: Croquet Club, Meet the Fleet, Island Theatre Workshop, and Hebrew Center

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Are you one of those people who was disappointed that Hurricane Lee didn’t have a bigger impact on us, or are you someone who was grateful that it mostly left us alone? In my...

Chilmark: Native Earth Teaching Farm, Juli Vanderhoop, author talk, and Howes House

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I never seem to get to the beach before Labor Day. But September and October are my favorite times for early morning snorkels along the north shore, and late afternoon play in the waves...

Aquinnah: After the storm, Beach BeFrienders, Juli Vanderhoop, and Gay Head 10K

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Well, the big storm gave us some great waves, and an astonishing sunset that filled the sky with a riot of reds, purples, and pinks. But here in Aquinnah, it didn’t bring water and...

West Tisbury: Old town dump, ‘Becoming Gandhi,’ Human Recovery Library, and Paul Doherty

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It feels like we are back in time to July, and summer’s hot, humid days and nights. What a miserable week this has been. This week’s weather is expected to be more of the...

Tisbury: Music class for kids, Cultural Council, memoir workshop, and Beach BeFrienders

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Heard on Main Street: Try, try, try again does work — sometimes. My old credit card was in place, and then I couldn’t find the other one. Each has a different purpose. Yikes! The slot...

Oak Bluffs: Island weddings, Tivoli Day, hummingbirds, Derby, and Island Theatre Workshop

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“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.”  –English folklore rhyme The earliest recorded version of this rhyme was in 1871, in a short story, "Marriage Superstitions, and the Miseries of a Bride Elect" in...

Edgartown: League of Women Voters, Family Center, school’s open house, and Nantucket trip

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Someone forgot to tell summer that September has arrived. I’ve often said that September is one of the best months on the Island, and I would imagine anyone who visited this past week feels...

Chilmark: Grieving process, Seán McMahon & Katie Mayhew, healing sound bath, and author talk

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At our dad’s memorial service, our brother reminisced about the special visits our father made with him to visit with Fannie Jenkinson. She gave him muffins straight from the oven, news of up-Island, and...

Aquinnah: Mobile Farmers Market, Gay Head 10K, ‘Inhabitants’ film, and Falls Prevention Month

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Last Tuesday, coming back from our once-a-week down-Island errands, Charley and I stopped at Alley’s for an ice cream sandwich, and then strolled across the street to the parking lot outside Howes House. That’s...

West Tisbury: Beloved cat, Climate Book Club, lobster picnic, and emergency preparedness

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I have already noticed the light changing. The sky starts to quiet by 6 and, if Mike gets home closer to 7, I will have turned on the lights for him. Trying to read...

Oak Bluffs: Tree Stewards, P.A. Club, Chicken Alley, Wampanoag Powwow, and Memorial Race

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“I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree.“ Joyce Kilmer As we have crossed into September, with the season of leaves changing colors upon us, I thought of this...

Edgartown: Photography and hiking, Croquet Club, Wind Festival, author talk, and stress relief

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Welcome, September. It’s so hard to believe that summer has come to a close. School is back in session. The crowds have gone. The weather has cooled, as it tends to do this time...