Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Town Columns

Chilmark

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Well, it wasn't the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, or the Belmont Stakes, but it was nearly as exciting for some dedicated young equestrians this past Sunday.

Tisbury

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Many friends and relatives came to the Island to take part in the celebration of the wedding of Heather Chapman and Paul Angelastro on Saturday.

Aquinnah

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I cannot believe I have forgotten to talk about the shark, the Great White Shark, that was spotted off the coast of Aquinnah two weeks ago sniffing around a dead whale.

Edgartown

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I went away for the weekend and returned to find the lawn had grown about a foot in my absence.

West Tisbury

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My husband laughs at me every time I speak in superlatives, but this truly has been the most beautiful spring.

Chilmark

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Jirka Pavelka is back in town after a long winter's nap, ready to toss the pizza dough.

Tisbury

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Last week I asked whether anyone could tell me more about the beautiful Bradford pear trees along Clough Lane.

Aquinnah

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Well, the first order of business today is to welcome Beverly Wright to the Board of Selectmen.

Edgartown

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One week away from Memorial Day weekend, and I feel like I have a forest of oak trees attempting to take root in my lungs.

Oak Bluffs

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The rains are going to be our guests for this week, if the weather forecasters are to be believed.

Tisbury

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Look at these young people who are willing to serve as delegates to the 2011 Youth Leadership Summit for Sustainable Development.

Aquinnah

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While spring seems to be bursting out all over the Island, there are still spots of gray up in Aquinnah.

Edgartown

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I hope all you mamas had a nice weekend.

Oak Bluffs

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Well the town is "in the pink," and many other colors, as most of the spring-flowering trees and shrubs are at their peak this time of year.

West Tisbury

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Going through one of my piles of clippings I found an old West Tisbury column by Polly Woollcott Murphy from May 1987.

Chilmark

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Although it is only half over, May 2011 has been a surprisingly noteworthy month in Menemsha.

Chilmark

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To some new bird each hour we listen.

Tisbury

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Aren't we enjoying a beautiful spring? Sunshine and warm breezes bring out many happy smiles.

Aquinnah

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I know that the big day this week is Sunday, which is Mother's Day.

Edgartown

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So much to report this week: where do I start? Well, first things first, our bell is back on the Old Whaling Church after being shipped away for repairs.