Saturday, June 22, 2024

Oak Bluffs

Oak Bluffs: M.V. Polar Bears, Norton Farm, Maritime Month, and Tabernacle concert

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“I am the source of my joy, and infinite possibilities.” —Martha’s Vineyard Polar Bears mantra The M.V. Polar Bears’ last official morning of swim and exercise, at 7:30 am is on Labor Day, Monday, Sept....

Oak Bluffs: ‘Jaws’ documentary, Charles Ogletree, pond regatta, and concerts

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“Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, air, and you.”  —Langston Hughes After being postponed by a day, the fireworks were as fabulous as ever, and Saturday night was...

Oak Bluffs: Annual fireworks, quilts exhibit, piano concert, and Islanders Write

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“This too shall pass.” –Rita Metayer My mom did not originate this saying, but she quoted it a lot, and it stayed with me. I discovered that it came from a Persian fable about the...

Oak Bluffs: Galleries galore 

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“Zen is not practiced on the mountaintop, it is practiced in the valley.”  –Bob Laskowski  I picked up that quote from Dr. Laskowski while we were having a conversation about the important things in life....

Oak Bluffs: Music all over town

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“I am in love with summer! No line-cutting or wrong-way-driving is going to change that for me. Everyone stay cool, be kind, and enjoy the magic of summer!”  –Joanne Lambert Ha — I quoted myself...

Oak Bluffs: Super blue moon, Back Door Donuts, cultural festivals, and outdoor concerts

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“I think if you have a passion for what you do, then there are no limitations on how long or how much you can accomplish.”  –Tony Bennett Anthony Dominick Benedetto, the beloved Tony Bennett, died...

Oak Bluffs: Robin Williams, Hart Music Man, Trumpet Chics, outdoor concerts, and Truth and...

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"Please, don’t worry so much. Because in the end none of us have very long on this earth. Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky."  –Robin...

Oak Bluffs: P.A. Club, Mobile Market, Union Chapel, Featherstone, and Circuit Arts

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“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we...

Oak Bluffs: Featherstone exhibit, sunset concerts, Family Center, and drive-in movies

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“I don’t know if we each have a destiny, or if we’re all just floating around accidental, like on a breeze. But I think maybe it’s both. Maybe both are happening at the same...

Oak Bluffs: Fourth of July, Island Community Chorus, M.V. Polar Bears, and history tours

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“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.” –Abraham Lincoln The Fourth of...

Oak Bluffs: Dorothy West exhibit, music concerts, and ‘Borders to Bridges’ launch

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"If I'm an advocate for anything, it's to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else's shoes, or at...

Oak Bluffs: Blooming Bids for Kids, Juneteenth potluck, Amistad replica, and Harborfest

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“A father carries pictures where his money used to be.”  –Steve Martin Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18. Be sure to give some love to the fathers in your life. I see them on the...

Oak Bluffs: Pride Month, Blooming Art Show, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and ‘Timeless’ exhibit

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“When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.”  –President Barack Obama I quote the former president in honor of Pride Month. In...

Oak Bluffs: Strawberry Moon, Venus, Mariposa Museum, Family Center, and Built on Stilts

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When the sun sets on June 4, you will be able to see the June full moon, known as the Strawberry Moon. This moon was named for the wild strawberries that ripen this month....

Oak Bluffs: Flying Horses, Open Market, tradeswomen discussion, and Community Greenhouse

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“Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility.” –Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Day is an American holiday celebrated on the last Monday in May to honor the men and women who...

Oak Bluffs: Family Night, Community Greenhouse, Electronics Disposal Day, and Garden Club

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“The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.”  –Michael Pollan I’ll have to read this quote to my husband, who approaches gardening more like a battle than a negotiation....

Oak Bluffs: Tea party, rewilding your yard, M.V. Little League, and community baby shower

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“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.”  –Maya Angelou I wonder what my children would say if asked to...

Oak Bluffs: Cinco de Mayo, kids planting seeds, Tom Dresser’s book, and Minnesingers show

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“May the fourth be with you!” That is not a “Star Wars” misquote, it is part of an actual headline in the London Evening News from May 4, 1979, when Margaret Thatcher won the...

Oak Bluffs: Island Community Chorus, ‘Jaws’ exhibit, Circuit Arts, and community greenhouse

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“Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.”  –Casey Kasem, radio disc jockey, creator of “American Top 40” The most fun radio to listen to in the ’70s was Casey Kasem’s...

Oak Bluffs: Poetry Month, family programs, Featherstone, beach cleanup, and choral concert

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“Spring has sprung, the grass has riz’ … I wonder where the flowers is?”  –Gary, Edgartown Since April is National Poetry Month, I thought I would share this rhyme that was handed down to Gary...