Saturday, June 22, 2024

Oak Bluffs

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...

Oak Bluffs: Holiday movies, Kwanzaa, and Gatchell light display

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“Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.” –Zuzu Bailey, “It’s a Wonderful Life” Our little Island, with its small towns and big community, is enduring some serious heartbreak this year. Too many...

Oak Bluffs: Robert Hayden, ‘An Island Christmas,’ seasonal crafts, and M.V. Family Chorus

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“And when all Americans — young and old, black and white — come to know these men and women, we will have a greater understanding and respect for America and all of its citizens.” ...

Oak Bluffs: P.A. Club, beach cleanup, holiday lights, ‘A Christmas Carol,’ and Council on...

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"Peace is not something you wish for; It's something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away."  –John Lennon It was 1980, I was working at Checkers Pub on Circuit...

Oak Bluffs: Holiday lights, First Friday, seasonal concerts, and Christmas Day meals

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“The seasons are what a symphony ought to be: four perfect movements in harmony with each other.” Arthur Rubenstein We are all grieving the loss of Island son Waylon Sauer, who died at age 17...

Oak Bluffs: Gratitude, Beaver Moon, Strand Theatre, First Friday, and Island Community Chorus

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“We should just be thankful for being together. I think that’s what they mean by Thanksgiving, Charlie Brown.”   –Marcie, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” Wishing you all a Thanksgiving Day that makes you feel thankful!...

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“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the...

Oak Bluffs: Veterans Day, 4-H programs, Barn Raisers Ball, and hunger and homelessness

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“In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.” –Jose Narosky My father was a veteran of World War II. At age 19, he was flying a fighter jet over Germany when he was shot down and...

Oak Bluffs: Native American heritage, home energy, library classes, and M.V. Council for Young...

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“History is a trail that was walked by our ancestors. For us to know it and them, we must retrace it, look at it honestly, and perceive it realistically, then tell it factually.”  –Joseph...

Oak Bluffs: Wedding cakes, Halloween events, ‘E.T.’ movie, musical parade, and Council on Aging

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“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves. We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!” –Humbert Wolfe, popular British author of the 1920s We are nearing the end...

Oak Bluffs: Scalloping, Barn Raisers Day, Vineyard Greenhouse, and Tree Stewards

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“Peace is not merely the absence of war but the presence of justice, of law, of order — in short, of government.”  –Albert Einstein It is horrifying and heartbreaking to watch the violence and death...

Oak Bluffs: Granger Things, Walk Day Festival, Featherstone, and Parent to Parent

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“October is the treasure of the year. And all months pay bounty to her store.”  –Paul Laurence Dunbar, American poet and novelist of the late 19th century It is hard to believe that we are...

Oak Bluffs: Island Theatre Workshop, dance classes, autumn hiking, John O’Toole, and Open Market

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“You must think for yourself, or others will do your thinking for you.”  –Henry David Thoreau Indigenous Peoples’ Day will be celebrated on Monday, Oct. 9. This holiday was recognized and made official in 2021...

Oak Bluffs: Harvest moon, book drive, Ladyfest, P.A. Club, and Island Theatre Workshop

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“All these lovely tokens of September days are here, with summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.” –Helen Hunt Jackson This quote seems to describe our September, which gave us many summerlike days,...

Oak Bluffs: Island weddings, Tivoli Day, hummingbirds, Derby, and Island Theatre Workshop

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“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.”  –English folklore rhyme The earliest recorded version of this rhyme was in 1871, in a short story, "Marriage Superstitions, and the Miseries of a Bride Elect" in...

Oak Bluffs: Tree Stewards, P.A. Club, Chicken Alley, Wampanoag Powwow, and Memorial Race

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“I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree.“ Joyce Kilmer As we have crossed into September, with the season of leaves changing colors upon us, I thought of this...