Friday, September 23, 2022

Town Columns

Tisbury

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Every day we see more of our summer friends returning.

Aquinnah

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The Chilmark Store is open, the Chilmark Store is open! We don't have to drive half an hour to get milk, or toilet paper, or sugar, or the Sunday Times, and it's all just ten minutes away.

Chilmark

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It certainly feels like spring is here.

Tisbury

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Someone suggested that the Island has not enjoyed a proper spring for several years.

West Tisbury

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Parents, grandparents, and children filled the field at Sunday's Easter egg hunt at the firehouse across from us.

Oak Bluffs

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Easter Sunday could not have been better if it had been designed by a script writer.

Aquinnah

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Well, the egg hunt at the Duck Inn was a huge success.

West Tisbury

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Three mildish days last week and everyone I know is up to their eyeballs in seed catalogues and garden plans. Green tips of daffodils are pushing just above the ground in a sunny spot...

Tisbury

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If you didn't vote, I don't want to hear about it. Certainly no one could claim ignorance. We were bombarded with phone calls and commercials. One woman said she received recorded phone calls from...

Oak Bluffs

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Sunday morning at dawn, I was treated to a beautiful winter sunrise. The horizon to the east looked as if it had been kissed with hues of pinks. The colors stretched across in ribbons...

Chilmark

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"There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go."...

Aquinnah

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It is hard for me to talk about life on our Island this week without thinking about life on another island, Haiti, which, as we all know, suffered a horrific earthquake last week. Even...

West Tisbury

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Tucked into crevices of tree bark, stonewalls, shingles, and wood piles, snow has remained un-melted as temperatures stayed below freezing all week. There is still ice underfoot in some places. Frozen drifts provide a...

Tisbury

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Don't forget to vote! The polls open at 7 am on Tuesday. Your vote may choose the deciding vote on national health care. I expect to see you at the Legion Hall. Want to work...

Oak Bluffs

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All the people who decided to go to the warmth of Florida after the holidays must be shivering in the cold by now, just as we are here. At least the latest snow storms...

Edgartown

It was nice to have a blanket of snow on the ground all last week, glistening when the sun shines and crunchy to walk on, as opposed to the mushy consistency that we are...

Chilmark

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Save that date. If you haven't had but are still interested in getting the H1N1 vaccine, then please be aware there will be a clinic at the Chilmark Community Center on January 21, from...

Aquinnah

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It's three weeks after Christmas. Why do I still have Christmas music running through my mind and why is my Christmas tree still up? The former may have something to do with my son's fondness...

West Tisbury

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The first weekend of this new year was snowy, windy, and cold. Despite two solid days of snow, remarkably little has accumulated on the ground, only a couple of inches. The wood stove kept...

Tisbury

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I got a present from the library. I am now the proud owner of a pretty coral tee-shirt advertising Newman's Own Salsa. And I am only one of about 30 lucky winners. We enjoyed...