Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Oak Bluffs

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...

Oak Bluffs: M.V. Chamber Music Society

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Another rainy Monday as I look out the window at the overcast sky. When I go out to call Doddle to come in for breakfast, instead of finding him waiting at the door, I...

Oak Bluffs: Food distribution

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My cell phone weather app tells me it is raining now on this Monday, but I have yet to see it. If the cat refuses to venture outside then I will know the rain...

Oak Bluffs: YMCA programs

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It is Friday, Feb. 12, and I am writing my column for Feb. 18, early once again, because Monday is a holiday. The Times office will be closed and we have been asked to...

Oak Bluffs: Library programs

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Snow, ice, cold and colder as we progress into the second week in February. The view from the inside where I am warmed by the wood stove, is beautiful but I know that those...

Oak Bluffs: An up-close coronavirus experience

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February 2021 is here with a confetti parade of snowflakes to announce its arrival. It is predicted that whatever little snow we get will soon be erased by a few days of rain. But...

Oak Bluffs: Virtual theater fun

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Here on this Island, according to the latest figures, COVID numbers are increasing daily, yet the governor has now suspended the early closures and stay at home rules. But just because we can does...
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