Friday, April 19, 2024

Edgartown

Edgartown: Monday Matinee, Chef Look Cooks, Village Market, and Discovery Days

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Is it just me, or does it seem like there are more people here than usual for June? Or maybe it’s just that it isn’t beach weather, so they are out and about more...

Edgartown: Interactive journal, Juneteenth picnic, weaving workshop, and PTSD

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I’m so happy the sun is shining for the high school graduation. I’m happy it’s shining for other reasons too, but it is always nice when the ceremonies in the Tabernacle have a nice...

Edgartown: Spring weather, recycling ink cartridges, Alpaca Yoga, and Pride parade

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It seems weird to be writing a column for June when the weather feels more like April. Gray, cold, windy, and folks wearing warm jackets while outside. And it looks like a whole week...

Edgartown: March to the Sea, Starter Plant Swap, First Friday, and Rise dance recital

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Happy June. I hope everyone had an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. Hectic? Yup. It sure was. A sign of what is to come. But we will get a little respite between now and the...

Edgartown: March to the Sea, plant sales, focaccia class, author events, and Cribbage Club

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As I write today on a rainy and gray Saturday, I have trouble believing that we are heading into Memorial Day weekend. The way things are greening up and blooming is a sure sign,...

Edgartown: Michael J. Fox movie, Harvey Milk film, All-Island Bands Concert, and empanadas

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As I sit down to write this week’s article, it is Mother’s Day, a “holiday” that I enjoyed as a daughter, and of course, as mom, when my kids were young. But in more...

Edgartown: Sculpture exhibit, Bird-a-thon, Minnesingers, and Eagles volleyball team

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It’s sunny and hot out, and I’ve been working out at Pop’s all morning, removing the last stuff from his house. I miss him like crazy, and hate being out at his house without...

Edgartown: M.V. Museum events, cooking class, Power of the Protest Song, and Warren Gaines

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Happy May. Can you believe it’s May? Time just flies by. Restaurants are opening. Stores are opening. The Island is coming to life. It will be summer before we know it. I hope the...

Edgartown: School vacation week, plant hanger workshop, yoga classes, and beach cleanup

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Spring has suddenly sprung all over the place, hasn’t it? So many flowers and trees in bloom. And amazing temperatures this week, although I suspect we’ll still see some chilly temperatures here and there....

Edgartown: M.V. Museum centennial, Felix Neck outings, and Pony Time at Misty Meadows

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Easter weekends of my youth were spent at the Holiday Inn in Hyannis, with hours and hours of swimming in the hotel pool, and candy in the plastic hotel cups on Easter morning. It...

Edgartown: Tom Dresser book, Chef Look, painting terracotta, and Easter at Misty Meadows

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I found my first mayflower last week! My mom would be so proud. They are such an elegant tiny flower, and smell divine. I was walking the dogs, and looked down and noticed the...

Edgartown: Figure skating show, egg hunts, handling anger, Island Alpaca, and plant nurseries

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I’m writing this week’s column from the reservation line in Woods Hole. Is there anything more painful than the car ahead of you in the standby line being the last car on the boat...

Edgartown: Weekend tourists, school benefit race, social security, and annual hockey game

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March in New England. One day it’s 50° out. The next day it’s 30° out. Or it’s a beautiful spring day, with a nor’easter on the horizon. Luckily, last week’s nor’easter didn’t turn into...

Edgartown: M.V. Museum grant, Mending for Sustainability, poetry workshop, and Woman’s Club of M.V.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, the one day of the year when everyone is Irish. I’m lucky enough to be Irish every day, which definitely shows in the winter. I get so pale...

Edgartown: Daylight Saving, chef Look, Meat Ball, weaving workshop, and Community Sing

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Greetings, and happy March. I guess it kind of came in like a lion, with wind and some rain and canceled boats. Perhaps that means the rest of the month won’t be so bad,...

Edgartown: Neighborhood Convention and M.V. Garden Club, ice skating, and community suppers

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As I write, we are on the verge of February school break. The Island should be extra quiet this week, as families make the mass exodus from the Island. It seems like an even...

Edgartown: Ayurveda, kids’ paint group, finding animal tracks, and fly-tying lessons

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It’s February. You know what that means. Well, maybe you don’t. But in this house, it means it’s time for the Daytona 500. While it isn’t a major event in my life, my husband,...

Edgartown: Alpaca Walk and Talk, Community Supper, school fun run, and winter balance

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Do you have flowers popping up already? We do. And I hope they are right and spring is right around the corner. I can’t believe how many are popping up around the yard and...

Edgartown: Weather preparations, fundraisers for schools, Valentine’s pop-up, and homemade pasta

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Well, that was some weekend weather, wasn’t it? Thank goodness the frigid temperatures and wind didn’t also bring snow! I heard so many people discussing the upcoming forecast last week, and we all reverted...

Edgartown: Clearing clutter, winter balance, Herb Foster memorial, and Tom Dresser’s travel talk

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Sorry to miss my column last week. Honestly, I was buried up to my ears cleaning out my father’s house with my siblings, in preparation to sell it, and just couldn’t piece together anything...