Sunday, January 16, 2022

Town Columns

Tisbury: A wonderful holiday treat

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Heard on Main Street: Sometimes understanding what a woman wants is difficult. It’s like trying to figure out what color the letter seven smells like. I hope you’ve enjoyed the terrific window displays on Main...

West Tisbury: Last minute holiday shopping

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The electric candles are alight in our windows, brightening the dark night. Dec. 21 is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, after which each day will lengthen by 2 minutes, 7...

Edgartown: It is clearly worth it

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The rainy weather certainly didn’t dampen any spirits for Christmas in Edgartown. Thankfully, warmer temperatures accompanied the rain on Saturday so people were still out and about to enjoy the various festivities on Saturday,...

West Tisbury: It was as it was

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The sky was wild this morning, Monday, when I looked out of our east-facing bedroom windows. Bright red with yellow streaks that turned a psychedelic chartreuse, then a neon green. By the time I...

Aquinnah: Festive spirit in the air

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The Aquinnah Artisan’s Festival this past weekend was a complete delight. The vendors were talented with so many wonderful gifts, the food provided by Goldie’s Food Truck and the Orange Peel Bakery was delicious...

Oak Bluffs: Light an extra candle

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On Dec. 4, I attended a celebration of life for Kent and Maureen Healy. They were wonderful people who contributed so much to the entire Island community that the Ag Hall was filled with...

Tisbury: Never such a thing as enforcement

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Heard on Main Street: If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague. Here’s a reminder that Sunday's holiday open house at the Tisbury Senior Center scheduled for this Sunday...

Chilmark: The bliss of song

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On Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 5 pm, there is a special meeting on affordable housing at Peaked Hill Pastures. See bit.ly/3m11ryS to join. It's time to stock up on your favorite fish from Menemsha Fish...

Aquinnah: Merry and bright

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Has everyone noticed how festive our town is looking these days? From the Christmas lights around the lighthouse, the lights on the library and the lights and decorations on the town hall, Aquinnah is...

Edgartown: Enjoy each moment

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December is already sprinting past me it seems. I think it is my realization today that next weekend and the weekend after are going to be very busy, prompting mild panic on my part...

West Tisbury: It will be fine

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It’s been such a busy week, as weeks in December tend to be. So much to do to get ready for holidays added to our regular schedules, which were already busy enough. Mike and I...

Oak Bluffs: Speaking of polar bears

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I am thankful for these December days with temperatures in the 50s, but the plants and shrubs seem a little confused! My yellow rose bush is blossoming and even the old rhododendron, who should...

Tisbury: Those cold days

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Heard on Main Street: Perhaps you should take time to relax and enjoy the little things. Not sure what to think about this weather. It is 50 degrees one day and 30 the next. I...

Chilmark: Spread some holiday cheer

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Elves are busy fixing lights and decorations on homes and businesses and bringing light into our darkening days. I would have shared a photo of the elves, but they prefer you just enjoy the...

Edgartown: The list is long

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My goodness. I fumbled a wee bit when I typed in the date for this column. Dec. 2. How can that be? I was just saying to someone last week that this year, and...

West Tisbury: It wasn’t much of a snow

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Mike and I saw snow Sunday morning when we walked Abby. It wasn’t much of a snow, more a fine moisture, but colored enough to no longer be considered rain. If the old adage...

Oak Bluffs: Peace and joy, Megan

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On Nov. 2, Megan Alley announced her retirement from writing the Oak Bluffs town column. While this was sad news for those of us who have loved reading her bits of wisdom and news...

Tisbury: Unusual holidays

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Heard on Main Street: Going to the ferry last Sunday, the 16-year-old noticed the snow in the air and said, “It isn’t supposed to be snowing yet.” Just a few years ago she’d have...

Chilmark: Happy to be home

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I really needed a break and feel thankful for getting to visit with friends in New York City and Providence, besides getting to hang out with both my sons. I went on my computer...

Aquinnah: Tinged with hints of winter

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I hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend. Aside from one rainy day, the weather was fine, and tinged with hints of winter. Many other places got their first snowfall while we got rain....