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Oak Bluffs: Craft Fair and Dream Fund

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This time of year I love to hear the voices of the children in the neighborhood at dusk as they play and shout around their yards, perhaps cheering on someone in a game of...

Oak Bluffs: Beauty all around

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I find I am starting my days differently these past months. I used to turn on the television to watch the news, and read the Boston Globe from cover to cover during breakfast. But...

Oak Bluffs: Summer reading program

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My favorite, the Old Farmer’s Almanac, has these words of wisdom: “Scientists estimate that a single ragweed plant can release 1 billion grains of pollen over the course of a season.” That explains the...

Oak Bluffs: Music at Featherstone

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac offered this advice 125 years ago in July 1896: “The farmer has no excuse for letting the weeds grow in July, for improved implements enable him to get his hay...

Oak Bluffs: Neighborhood parks

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The season of the bugs has arrived. Big ones, small ones, flying ones, crawling ones, they seem to think that I have a bed and breakfast as they crawl or munch their way around...

Oak Bluffs: P.A. Club activities

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We have been blessed with rain enough to keep the grass and plants healthy and enough sun to bring out colorful blooms on the flowers and shrubs. The birds seem to enjoy rain or...

Oak Bluffs: Organizing your home

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Congratulations to all the seniors who graduated from MVRHS, Charter School, and Falmouth Academy. After two years, the schools were finally able to hold their traditional class and awards night and their graduation ceremonies....

Oak Bluffs: Town parking

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What an ending to the month of May between wild winds, torrential rains, and political happenings. Because of the Memorial Day weekend our columns have to be submitted by today, Saturday, so I am...

Oak Bluffs: Summer at Featherstone

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Summer arrived rather abruptly on Saturday last, bringing high temperatures and humidity. We had become used to the cold spring thus far and it was a shock to be thrust into summer so quickly,...

Oak Bluffs: M.V. Chamber Music Society

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According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, Brood X, a.k.a. the Great East Brood, the largest group of 17-year locusts, are due to emerge from the ground this year in 15 states. I have yet...

Oak Bluffs: Community parks

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I had a friend ask me if I ever remember May as being so cold for so long. I think this is the coldest May in memory, but at this age my memory sometimes...

Oak Bluffs: Mother’s Day

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May has arrived bringing more flowers, and I think the meaning of May is that we “may” get sun or rain or winds or heat or cold, or perhaps even snow. But to quote...

Oak Bluffs: Programs for seniors

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“It is not enough to know how to ride, you must also know how to fall” is a Mexican proverb according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. Most appropriate at this time of the year,...

Oak Bluffs: P.A. Club chicken dinner

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Seems like April Fool’s Day was a bit late as we got our surprise flurries of snow last week instead of April 1. But it lasted just long enough to look pretty and only...

Oak Bluffs: Our return to the Moon

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Saturday last was a beautiful day that makes us all realize how lucky we are to live here on this Island. My family and I headed to the Native Earth Teaching Farm in Chilmark...

Oak Bluffs: Birds and perennials

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This Island spring of iffy weather continues to reduce the warmth other towns on the mainland are enjoying. But it will continue to get warmer and we will be thankful for the cool ocean...

Oak Bluffs: Neighborhood clean-up

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Do I dare say that I think we have seen the last of snow until next winter? More sun to warm our hearts and ourselves and also at last, some rain Sunday. Now I...

Oak Bluffs: Annual town election

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Welcome spring with the sunnier days true to the predictions at last. Our family spent Sunday last raking away barrels of leaves and allowing the early daffodils and crocus to stretch toward the sunlight...

Oak Bluffs: Cancer support group

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Another Monday has rolled around with just a couple of changes. We are now on daylight savings time and it is so pleasant to still have sun shining at 7 pm. However, the extreme...

Oak Bluffs: Anniversary of steamship rescue

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Under the leaves in the sunny area in my backyard, the first courageous plants of spring are poking green shoots to reach warmth and daylight. The weather forecast predicted a bit of snow flurries...
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