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“No form of violence can ever be excused in a society that wishes to call itself decent.”  –Nelson Mandela I am writing as we are watching a violent attack on the Republican candidate for president....

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“July is a blind date with summer.“ –Hal Borland How’s our date with summer going so far? It has been hot, with great beach weather, and it certainly was crowded over the Fourth of July....

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“There’s an awful lot you can tell about a person by their shoes.”  –Forrest Gump Well, I am now in my flip-flops every day — what does that tell you about me? The Sunset Concert Series...

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“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.” –L.M. Montgomery Driving along State Beach last week, I had that very thought! It seems to happen suddenly...

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"Not only is it summer solstice, there is a full moon. May love surround you like sunshine on a sunny day.”  –attributed to William Shakespeare The June full moon is the “Strawberry Moon,” and it...

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“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”  –Ida B. Wells I was very sad to learn that the Island lost another great one. Attorney Ron Rappaport passed away...

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“We deserve to experience love fully, equally, without shame and without compromise.”  –Elliot Page Pride weekend is here! Oak Bluffs celebrates and honors our LGBTQ community with events all weekend, sponsored by the O.B. Association,...

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“You start out playing rock and roll so you can have sex and do drugs. But you end up doing drugs so you can still play rock and roll and have sex.” –Mick Jagger Mick...

Oak Bluffs – Memorial Day, 5K, Dennis daRosa, Dresser’s books, plein air, plants

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“Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”  –Adlai Stevenson II  Memorial Day gives us time to acknowledge and honor those who have fought and died...

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...