Saturday, July 20, 2024

Oak Bluffs

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...

Oak Bluffs: New harbormaster, State House rally, town candidates, and Community Greenhouse

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“If I’m going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all.”  –Billie Holiday Jazz legend Billie Holiday was born on April 15, 1915. She saw her voice as an instrument,...

Oak Bluffs: Cancer Support Group, Pink Moon, Gordon Healy music, and Featherstone show

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“That is one good thing about this world … there are always sure to be more Springs.”  –L.M. Montgomery, “Anne of Green Gables” March has not been an easy month. It always seems to test...

Oak Bluffs: Nonprofit Night Out, Woman’s Club, Washington Ledesma, and library services at home

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“Once you hit a certain age, life is really a delicate balance between trying to stay awake and trying to fall asleep.”  –Jonathan Edward Durham Sorry about last week; I was forced to spend a...

Oak Bluffs: James Taylor and ‘Secret o’ Life’, community service, Lip Sync Contest, and...

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“The secret o’ life is enjoying the passage of time.”  –James Taylor  J.T. celebrates his birthday this month, and I just heard this song played on MVY Radio. It’s so beautiful, simple, and wise, yet...

Oak Bluffs: Belva Davis, full moon, library’s mini golf, Ag Fair poster art, and...

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“Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you dream it, you can make it so.” –Belva Davis Born Belvagene Melton in Monroe, Louisiana in 1932, Belva Davis went on to...

Oak Bluffs: School vacation week, P.A. Club, Dine-to-Donate, and Senior Center

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“There is always in February some one day, at least, when one smells the yet distant, but surely coming summer.”  –Gertrude Jekyll I walked barefoot on State Beach last Thursday! And I saw two young...

Oak Bluffs: Maynard Silva, ‘Chicago’ the musical, Marie Allen, and Tom Rancich

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“If you accept in your heart that it’s a good day to die, you can really live, baby!” –Maynard Silva We’ll be celebrating Island blues man Maynard Silva’s birthday this month. Maynard was born in...

Oak Bluffs: Indoor story walk, risotto cooking class, travel talk, and Parenting in America

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“When you make it to the top, turn and reach down for the person behind you.”  –Abraham Lincoln This month we celebrate the birthdays of two presidents: Abe Lincoln (on the 12th) and George Washington...

Oak Bluffs: Snow moon, best picture nominees, entertainment basketball, and a cake walk

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“The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them.”  –Michelle Obama, August 2008  I love that quote from our first African...

Oak Bluffs: Library potluck, ‘Big Night Out,’ and Chefs of Martha’s Vineyard

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“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.”  –Langston Hughes The Lunar New Year was celebrated on Sunday, but unfortunately will be remembered for a deadly shooting...

Oak Bluffs: Growing older, classes and clubs, concert benefit, and early education resources

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“Don’t grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we are all born.”  –Albert Einstein It is so true that being old...

Oak Bluffs: NAACP M.V., Rotary Club, music events, and M.V. Family Center

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"True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice."  –Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The NAACP Martha’s Vineyard branch announces new officers sworn in on Jan. 4. Congratulations to...

Oak Bluffs: Full moon soon, Fix It Clinic, and M.V. Table Tennis Club

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”  –Albert Einstein My wishes for the new year involve balance — finding it in all aspects of life, and keeping it....

Oak Bluffs: Snowy Christmas Eve, bowling is back, and happy birthday to George Davis

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“Today, as we wish each other a Happy New Year, let us determine to be more sincere, compassionate, warmhearted human beings, trying to make our world a more equal place. That way we’ll actually...

Oak Bluffs: Ocean Park lights, Lip Synch Workshop, and YMCA Child Watch

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“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year long.”  –Ebenezer Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens  “A Christmas Carol” has some of the best Dickens lines. For...

Oak Bluffs: Fundraiser for Sofia Hart, and holiday bazaar at the P.A. Club

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“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”  –John Lennon That quote from John Lennon seems to ring especially true around this time of year. We all get so busy with...