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Oak Bluffs: The kickoff of summer

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“Spring never warms us till May, /The offshore breeze is the reason.”  –Kate Taylor, “Shores of Paradise”  I heard that beautiful Kate Taylor song on the radio yesterday morning, and that line surely rang true,...

Oak Bluffs: Our little Island

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Margaret Wise Brown, the “laureate of the nursery,” was born on May 23, 1910, in Brooklyn, N.Y. She wrote more than 100 children’s books, under her name and the pseudonym “Golden MacDonald.” She’s most...

Oak Bluffs: Flower Supermoon

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“I’ve never seen a moon in the sky that, if it didn’t take my breath away, at least misplaced it for a moment.”  –Colin Farrell The May full moon is known as “the Flower Moon,”...

Oak Bluffs: A flower, a diamond, a sandwich, or a hug

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“Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force … it’s an act of infinite optimism.”  –Gilda Radner Here’s your reminder: Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8. Thank your mother,...

Oak Bluffs: My first plunge

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“Hooray, hooray, the first of May! Outdoor fun begins today!”  –Old Vermont saying This weekend ushers in the month of May. Nothing against April, which offered us the blossoming of flowers and a tease of...

Oak Bluffs: It was a very social event

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“Twixt May and April is to see, when winds breathe sweet, untidy though they be.” —William Shakespeare I had to quote the Bard as his birthday is this week. Voting day in Oak Bluffs is always...

Oak Bluffs: “It’s not that cold!”

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“In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside 24 hours.” –Mark Twain Mark Twain must have been in New England when he said that! I lose count of the types of...

Oak Bluffs: Just in the nick of time

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“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”  –Albert Einstein.  I may have mentioned spring a touch early a few weeks ago, but the buds are now actually appearing on the trees...

Oak Bluffs: This weekend is musical theater weekend!

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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget the way you made them feel.”  –Maya Angelou, poet and author The Steamship Authority has...

Oak Bluffs: In like a lion, out like a lamb

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“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.”  –Indira Gandhi, first female Prime Minister of India We need a lot more handshaking in this world, that’s for sure. The news is all about more weapons,...

Oak Bluffs: Meals on Wheels is a great program

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“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship.”  –Louisa May Alcott This month’s full moon is the Worm moon, rising on March 18. Why such a name? Most of...

Oak Bluffs: Pray for this war to stop

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“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”  –Jimi Hendrix This quote struck me today as we watch the brave people of Ukraine take the full blunt force...

Oak Bluffs: We made it across

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“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened before us.”  –Alexander Graham Bell Did...

Oak Bluffs: Have a restful break next week

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"Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination.”  –Dr. Mae Jemison, first Black woman to travel to space  We lost a dear friend and true Island spirit this month. John Teves first became known as...

Oak Bluffs: Poor February!

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2022 is NOT a leap year. Why, you ask? To be a leap year, the year number must be divisible by 4 — except turn-of-the-century years, which must be divisible by 400. Stay with me:...

Oak Bluffs: I had to read it

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“Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” –Abraham Lincoln Here’s your official reminder that Valentine’s Day is next Monday, the 14th. I interviewed a 4-year-old at the Family...

Oak Bluffs: One person can accomplish a lot

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“People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”  –Rosa Parks  When Rosa Parks went...

Oak Bluffs: Trust the medical professionals

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“It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.”  –“Alice in Wonderland,” Lewis Carroll Making sense of the protocols for the current COVID surge isn’t easy! But there is concrete information available...

Oak Bluffs: We all need to use these tools

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“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your JOY and YOU shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”  –Helen Keller I picked up two home COVID test kits at the...

Oak Bluffs: Snowman making first

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“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”  –Martin Luther King Jr.  We have stepped into 2022! As I write this, we have had one fake snowstorm (that was just...