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West Tisbury: It will be fine

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It’s been such a busy week, as weeks in December tend to be. So much to do to get ready for holidays added to our regular schedules, which were already busy enough. Mike and I...

Oak Bluffs: Speaking of polar bears

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I am thankful for these December days with temperatures in the 50s, but the plants and shrubs seem a little confused! My yellow rose bush is blossoming and even the old rhododendron, who should...

Tisbury: Those cold days

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Heard on Main Street: Perhaps you should take time to relax and enjoy the little things. Not sure what to think about this weather. It is 50 degrees one day and 30 the next. I...

Chilmark: Spread some holiday cheer

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Elves are busy fixing lights and decorations on homes and businesses and bringing light into our darkening days. I would have shared a photo of the elves, but they prefer you just enjoy the...

Edgartown: The list is long

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My goodness. I fumbled a wee bit when I typed in the date for this column. Dec. 2. How can that be? I was just saying to someone last week that this year, and...

West Tisbury: It wasn’t much of a snow

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Mike and I saw snow Sunday morning when we walked Abby. It wasn’t much of a snow, more a fine moisture, but colored enough to no longer be considered rain. If the old adage...

Oak Bluffs: Peace and joy, Megan

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On Nov. 2, Megan Alley announced her retirement from writing the Oak Bluffs town column. While this was sad news for those of us who have loved reading her bits of wisdom and news...

Tisbury: Unusual holidays

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Heard on Main Street: Going to the ferry last Sunday, the 16-year-old noticed the snow in the air and said, “It isn’t supposed to be snowing yet.” Just a few years ago she’d have...

Chilmark: Happy to be home

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I really needed a break and feel thankful for getting to visit with friends in New York City and Providence, besides getting to hang out with both my sons. I went on my computer...

Aquinnah: Tinged with hints of winter

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I hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend. Aside from one rainy day, the weather was fine, and tinged with hints of winter. Many other places got their first snowfall while we got rain....

Chilmark: And now back to being thankful

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Thanksgiving, the concept of a shared meal of gratitude, was a holiday potluck food orgy with 25 people crammed into a 450-square-foot West Side apartment when I was in my twenties. My extended family...

Edgartown: Silver linings

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Happy Thanksgiving! Even with all the challenges in the last couple of years, the trials and tribulations of COVID, the political discord, and the heaviness that seems to permeate day to day life some...

Tisbury: I’m quite proud of myself

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Heard on Main Street: A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good. The Louisa Gould Gallery invites you to their annual Holiday Small Wonders Show, offering new affordable artworks in...

West Tisbury: I was very lucky

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I have nothing but happy memories, which makes me lucky, I know. My mother always made a festive dinner and gathered as many relatives and friends as she could....

Aquinnah: A day of remembrance

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The 52nd Annual National Day of Mourning will be held on Nov. 25, at noon on Cole's Hill (above Plymouth Rock), in Plymouth, Mass. The event is created and facilitated by United American Indians...

Chilmark: Are tornado warnings becoming more commonplace?

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Condolences to the extended Healy family and friends on the loss of Kent Healy. Although I did not know him as a friend, we certainly said hello and had a few brief conversations over...

Edgartown: That snuck up on me pretty quickly

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Nov. 11 turned out to be a lovely day to celebrate and thank our veterans. I remember some mighty cold ceremonies at Ocean Park when my kids were little but last Thursday was a...

Tisbury: Don’t take yourself too seriously

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Heard on Main Street: Don’t take yourself too seriously; no one else does. The Vineyard Haven library now welcomes visitors to the children’s room, though there is a time limit of 25 minutes and a...

West Tisbury: I can see the sky

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I can see the sky! After all the storms and wind, enough of the leaves have fallen that there are clear patches of sky above our yard and through our woods, enough to see...

Aquinnah: Love loves love

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Such heartbreak this week, with the death of the great June Manning last Monday. June did so much for her family and community that it actually feels as if we have lost more than...
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