Thursday, May 23, 2024

Edgartown

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...

Edgartown: Vineyard of youth, cooking classes, film screening, and Council on Aging

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This week’s column is coming to you live from the Hilton at Logan Airport. Well, by the time you read it, I’ll be back home. But tonight, I’m hanging out at the airport hotel...

Edgartown: Navigator Homes benefit, M.V. Table Tennis Club, and Speechcraft

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I know that it is March that has the old saying “In like a lion, out like a lamb,” but January certainly came in like a lamb. We had some incredibly beautiful weather last...

Edgartown: Edgartown School PTA meeting, Owl Prowl at Felix Neck, and Fire Cider

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Happy 2023! May this year be gentle and easy, and bring us all even closer to “normal.” I am not making resolutions, nor planning to promise huge improvements in who I am. Baby steps...

Edgartown: Hats off to the EPD, hunkering down, and Happy New Year to us...

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Well, we actually had a white Christmas. Though I’m not a fan of snow, as you know, it certainly did make for a beautiful and tranquil feeling for the holiday, and actually help boost...

Edgartown: Library open mic night, and Winter solstice on Wednesday

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As I write this, it is exactly one week till Christmas. I don’t know about you, but I am definitely not ready. I bought presents early this year, and now I don’t know where...

Edgartown: Looking at lights, and Paint Pour Parties

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I realized this weekend, as I wandered around the Edgartown School Craft Fair and watched the Christmas parade, that I am lacking holiday cheer this year. 2022 has been a tough year, and I’m...

Edgartown: Edgartown School Craft Fair, and Stuff-a-Bus

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My first Christmas present arrived this weekend, when I traveled to Connecticut to pick up the girl child upon her return from her European adventures. After many restaurants, museums, relics, beaches, castles, paragliding, buses,...

Edgartown: Island Alpaca open house, “The Polar Express” showing, and Edgartown School Winter Concert

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I don’t know about you, but I’m still full from Thanksgiving, and yet we are in full swing into the Christmas season now. I’m not complaining, believe me. I love this time of year,...

Edgartown: Tough week at Edgartown School, and Dickensian Christmas Village

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Happy Thanksgiving week! I can’t believe it’s late November already. Well, the temperatures the last few days are doing their best to convince me but part of me feels like we were only relaxing...

Edgartown: Morning yoga at the library, and Lucas Ostinato Trio

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I’m feeling so refreshed and revived tonight as I write. We got a weekend away to New Hampshire and just a couple of days away with no work, relaxing, shopping, and eating a lot...

Edgartown: Tech time, school banking, and thank a veteran

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I’m writing tonight on the eve of Pop’s 94th birthday, my first ever without the old man around. I’m struggling with it, for sure. I plan to swim in his honor, as he used...

Edgartown: Happy November, fun at the Old Whaling Church, and drop-in knitting

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Happy November. The flowers are still blooming. The azaleas are budded and/or blooming. People are still swimming. And the colors on the trees have suddenly changed to browns, yellows, and reds. It’s all a...

Edgartown: Self-guided kayak tours, October bash, and Pumpkin Run

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Happy Halloween (almost). October is waning, with November right behind. I’m looking forward to seeing the ghosts and goblins next week. I hate to see summer go, but I do love fall. Colors, costumes,...

Edgartown: Ghosts and goblins, Make it Mondays, and parent-teacher conferences

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Insomnia. I periodically have these bouts with it. I’ve always been a night owl, but I’m presently getting about 2 hours of sleep a night. Well, really, it’s in the morning. This week’s column...

Edgartown: Parent/teacher conferences, Truckin’ MV, and pop-up book sale

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Well, 2022 continues to not live up to my hopes and dreams, that’s for sure. But if it’s true that things come in threes, I should be all done. As soon as Amelia got...

Edgartown: Haunted tour, fashion show, and ESP

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As I (finally) sit down to write this week’s column, I’ve got butterflies in my belly! Baby girl child is sitting in an airport in New York, heading to Europe for two months. I...