Oak Bluffs

Oak Bluffs: Tim Defelice

While we are finally finding time to relax and enjoy this fall weather, one of our friends is struggling with his health. Remember Tim Defelice, who worked the back checkout station at Reliable Market...

Oak Bluffs: Fall cleaning

According to the weather forecasts for this week, it is time to bring inside all plants that would be sensitive to the drop in temperature that is predicted. This advice comes just as my...

Oak Bluffs: ‘Be the U’

Once again Mother Nature seems confused and unable to make up her mind as to what kind of weather to send us this fall. Just as we relax in cool typical autumn days, we...

Oak Bluffs: Treats coming in October

We are hovering between hanging on to summer as long as possible and accepting the start of autumn. With the beautiful weather last weekend, cars were lined along beach roads as many people tried...

Oak Bluffs: October’s ‘gorgeous forest tapestry’

“October, the extravagant sister, has ordered an immense amount of the most gorgeous forest tapestry for her grand reception.” Oh, how I wish I had written that phrase, but those words come from the...

Oak Bluffs: Fundraiser for Eric Voshel

Our town was rocking last week, with people, music, and food, as hundreds of people flocked to Circuit Avenue for the Tivoli Day celebration. But now things are a bit quieter as the crowds...

Oak Bluffs: Tivoli Day is this weekend

My view from the porch now looks as if it has been filmed in slow motion. Instead of spring and summer flowers and fresh new green shrubs, everything is starting to look tired and...

Oak Bluffs: New library programs for Fall

“O sweet September! Thy first breezes bring the dry leaf’s rustle and the squirrel’s laughter, the cool, fresh air, whence health and vigor spring, and promise of exceeding joy hereafter.” So wrote George Arnold,...

Oak Bluffs: First day of school Sept. 4

Let’s face it: As this last week of August is here, it is getting more difficult to maintain patience, smiles, and good humor. Now patience is wearing thin as a thread, and it takes...

Oak Bluffs: Sullivan 5K

That squishing you hear is the sound of us trying to make our way through this soupy, rainy, humid weather, and predictions of more of the same and then another heatwave for the week...

Oak Bluffs: Illumination night and more

We are here. The busiest week of the year on the Island started yesterday with our Illumination Night in the Campground. Then we continue with the Dukes County Agricultural Fair in West Tisbury, which...

Oak Bluffs: Calls for a solution

This past week has brought much sadness and soul-searching to many families throughout the Island. The death of a young man who lost his struggle against drug addiction, and the arrest of a suspected...

Oak Bluffs: MV Author Series continues

Did you know that a group of goldfinches is called a charm? How very appropriate for these delicate birds that have been visiting my bird feeders frequently this month. As the heat, crowds, and...

Oak Bluffs: African American Cultural Festival

July’s sun and lack of rain is beginning to give our town a wilting appearance. After so many weeks in May and June of monsoon weather, you would think the earth would have stored...

Oak Bluffs: Traffic, the good and the bad

Our town is looking its best and every way into the town is pleasing and abundant, with colorful flowers and shrubs, but the long lines of traffic we face as we try to get...

Oak Bluffs: Free lunch and book sale

Updated July 11 As busy as we all are, and as many special events as are occurring, almost everyone awaits the annual Portuguese Feast. The feast takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22....

Oak Bluffs: Selectmen’s meeting

This hazy, hot, and humid weather brought some charming visitors to my yard last Friday night. While sitting on the porch waiting for a cooling breeze, the sparkling lights of fireflies were playing hide...

Oak Bluffs: Pickle week at OB library

A few hours of sunshine each day and rain showers at night are just the recipe that the lawns and flowers need to flourish. The daylilies are budding, and some of the perennials, but...

Oak Bluffs: Reliable Market face-lift

The birds are my main source of entertainment these days, as I sit on my porch listening to their songs and watching their antics. Hummingbirds are frequently at their feeder, and there is one...

Oak Bluffs: Happy Father’s Day

At last, according to the weather forecasters, we are expecting warmer and sunnier weather, with the upcoming weekend being almost perfect. The summer solstice is approaching, so although on Wednesday, the 20th, we will...