Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Edgartown

Edgartown: Interactive ‘Elf’ movie, Jingle Bell run, and church services

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We’re about a week out from Christmas, and as I write, the only present I want is heading this way overnight. My boy is scheduled to arrive on the Island sometime tomorrow, and I...

Edgartown: Holiday markets, Island Theatre Workshop, Christmas Tea, and seasonal concerts

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I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend. I missed the festivities, but by all accounts, Christmas in Edgartown sounds like it was wonderful. Lots of fun events and things to do, and I’ve seen...

Edgartown: Aging Greatfully, Christmas in Edgartown, the Anchors, and Hanukkah

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Happy December! I already feel rushed. Didn’t I just write last week about taking this holiday season slowly and enjoying it? How can I already feel like I’m in a hurry? I need to...

Edgartown: Neighborhood Convention, Gray Matters for seniors, and Island Community Chorus

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As I write, it is a chilly November day. It’s Saturday after Thanksgiving, a beautiful sunny day, but cold. I might just have to bundle up tight and take the dog for a walk...

Edgartown: Dickens Village, Misty Meadows, Artisans Festival, Featherstone, and concert series

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Thanksgiving is here. As I write this, we still haven’t made any plans. We’ll probably make a turkey and some sides, and have a small dinner, mainly so we can have leftovers. Who doesn’t...

Edgartown: Chamber music at the library

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It's been a long week. It takes a long time to get someone to Australia, especially when they detour in San Diego for a couple of days. I've been a very worried mother for...

Edgartown: College applications, Musical Revue, World Market, Met Opera, and Ukulele Jam

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Ok. We are officially into deep fall here. The temperatures have gone down. Outside water and showers are being turned off and drained. And we turned the clocks back this weekend. It will maybe...

Edgartown: Anchors, Ag Hall, Alida O’Loughlin, Neighborhood Convention, and kids’ programs

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As I sit down to write this week’s column, I’ve enjoyed a seemingly beautiful summer day outside, complete with a swim at State Beach. And I’m not alone. My niece Abby went in today,...

Edgartown: Dementia, Granger Things, Ponies and Pumpkins, Bread Art, and haunted house

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Saturday weather was certainly not the best this weekend. Driving home last night, there were so many branches, leaves, and pine needles on the road! It looked like fall. Is that how it got...

Edgartown: Sculpture trail, Harbor View Hotel, Farm Institute, and Food & Wine Festival

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Fall is definitely here. The crisp air, changing leaves, dressing in layers. I’m struggling to get up in the morning, because I don’t like getting up in the dark, but I’m enjoying autumn. At...

Edgartown: The Anchors, ukulele group, First Friday, fall festival, and Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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Happy October! I’m beginning to see Halloween decorations popping up around town these days. And of course, the stores started with Halloween displays ages ago. The sun is even supposed to come out a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Edgartown: Beach Road concerts, South Beach cleanup, and Vanessa the serpent

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We did it. We made it through last week. With all the rainy and cloudy days, traffic was a bear, and it seemed like people were everywhere. I, for one, am super-proud of us...

Edgartown: South Beach, The Anchors, Camp Jabberwocky, and Illumination Night

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Welcome to the busiest week of the year on M.V.! The number of people on this wee bit of sand in the ocean is astounding. I’m surprised we don't sink. I confess that I...

Edgartown: Next week is THE week

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August has brought quite the kerfuffle with the Steamship Authority over the last week or so, hasn’t it? Broken boats have led to substitutions and changes in schedules, etc. but I just read the...

Edgartown: A century of sail at the Carnegie

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Welcome to August. How did that happen? Time is flying by, as summer seems to do, and we have landed in the “big” month on the Vineyard, with the fair, the fireworks, and Illumination...

Edgartown: Antique and Flea Market, M.V. Center for Living, and Sunset Concert

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I usually try to start my column by Friday or Saturday so that I can just finish it up on Sunday or Monday. I don’t know where my brain was this week, though. Here...