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Oak Bluffs: Town pride, Flower Moon, Featherstone exhibit, and Family Center

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“The nice thing about living in a small town is that when you don’t know what you’re doing, someone else does.” –Immanuel Kant For a small town, we really have a lot going on in...

Oak Bluffs: Mother’s Day, Minnesingers, Marion Cardoza, community baby shower

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“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” –Cynthia Ozick That seems like a great quote for Mother’s Day, because who gets more taken for granted than mothers? It’s kind...

Oak Bluffs: Cinco de Mayo, Little League, senior center, library benefit, and Healthy Kids...

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“It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees.” —Emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary Cinco de Mayo (the 5th of May) is a celebration of Mexico’s victory over the Second French Empire...

Oak Bluffs: Underground electricity, beach clean-up, seed planting, and Vera-Jean Clements

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“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb inside his skin and walk around in it.” —Harper Lee, “To Kill a Mockingbird” Atticus Finch...

Oak Bluffs: Full moon, planting trees, Kathy Poehler, Featherstone, and Meals on Wheels

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“Shoot for the moon — even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.” —Les Brown Where were you for the great eclipse of 2024? Although we did not experience totality, people seemed...

Oak Bluffs: Clothing swap, marathon runners, spring sports, Minnesingers, and Tree Stewards

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“Snow in April is abominable,” said Anne. “Like a slap in the face when you were expecting a kiss.” —L.M. Montgomery, “Anne of Ingleside” Luckily, we did not get the April snow that many on...

Oak Bluffs: Worldly view, Easter holiday, Arielle Faria, Curio M.V., and ‘One of a...

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“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become...

Oak Bluffs: Family Planning, Herb Custer, Delanie Pickering, Jon Bates Band, and full moon

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“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” —Audrey Hepburn That quote is for all you gardeners getting ready for the season. It is a hopeful business, gardening. Especially in New England, and particularly...

Oak Bluffs: St. Patrick’s Day, spring equinox, wellness day, farmer panel, and M.V. Film...

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“May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.” —Irish blessing St. Patrick’s Day is March 17, the day to celebrate Irish culture. In my family of Irish immigrants, it was always...

Oak Bluffs: Signs of spring, P.A. Club, Strong Martha, Parent to Parent, and free...

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“For there is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” —Amanda Gorman, “The Hill We Climb” Amanda Gorman, who will turn 26 years old...

Oak Bluffs: Bob Marley, Leap Day, Percy Cowen, Ag Fair poster, and Built on...

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“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” —Bob Marley I quote Bob Marley this week because...

Oak Bluffs: Full moon, beach cleanup, library’s future, Ambler Wormley, and senior center

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“Try to realize it’s all within yourself, no one else can make you change /And to see you’re really only very small, and life flows on within you and without you.” —George Harrison Our February...

Oak Bluffs: Friday Reset, ‘Twelfth Night,’ film screenings, and Oak Bluffs history

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“In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” —Thurgood Marshall, first African American U.S. Supreme Court justice This quote touched me. We watch the news and see war’s toll...

Oak Bluffs: Valentine’s pop-up at the P.A.

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“What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world, devoid of national bias, race hatred, and religious prejudice.”  –Carter G. Woodson, author and historian Did you...

Oak Bluffs: Babe Ruth, Orchid Show, Gloria Wong, and contradance

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“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” —George Herman (“Babe”) Ruth Babe Ruth was one of the greatest baseball players of all time, but here in Massachusetts we know him as “the...

Oak Bluffs: Oprah Winfrey, M.V. Museum, Rotary Club, and community potluck

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“We have to make the choice — every single day — to exemplify the truth, the respect, and the grace that we wish for this world.” –Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey was born into poverty in...

Oak Bluffs: Aging, TBD Improv, mini golf at library, ACE MV, and Tony’s Market

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“At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don’t care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover that they haven’t been thinking of us...

Oak Bluffs: Interfaith service, MLK luncheon, senior center, and winter activities

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"Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need...

Oak Bluffs: Sun and moon, South Beach, Chicken Alley, and Clothes to Go

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“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books, and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art...

Oak Bluffs: New Year’s resolutions, climate discussion, and Kwanzaa

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“Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.” –Michael Josephson That New Year’s resolution resonates with me! It is so unrealistic to make a resolution for an entire...