Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Town Columns

West Tisbury: Friendsgiving, and National Family Caregivers Month

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I’m wearing shorts as I sit here writing this week’s column. The temperature is in the 70s. Hot. We still have our windows and doors open. I don’t think we have had more than...

Edgartown: Tech time, school banking, and thank a veteran

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I’m writing tonight on the eve of Pop’s 94th birthday, my first ever without the old man around. I’m struggling with it, for sure. I plan to swim in his honor, as he used...

Chilmark: Sally Cook memorial, Kara Taylor Gallery, and Grey Barn pies

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I got my booster shot at the Vax Bus clinic at the high school last weekend, and was amazed we were offered a Stop & Shop gift card for $75. After dropping my card...

Aquinnah: Joan LeLacheur jewelry, playground meeting, and artisans fair

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Don’t say there’s nothing to do up here in the off-season. The Outermost Inn is open for lunch starting at 11 am, Thursday through Saturday, and for brunch on Sunday at 10:30 am. They...

Edgartown: Happy November, fun at the Old Whaling Church, and drop-in knitting

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Happy November. The flowers are still blooming. The azaleas are budded and/or blooming. People are still swimming. And the colors on the trees have suddenly changed to browns, yellows, and reds. It’s all a...

Tisbury: Daylight Savings Time ends, and Granny Squares

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Heard on Main Street: Remember, the second mouse gets the cheese. It hadn’t occurred to me that continuing PT at the hospital would help me see folks I hadn’t seen in a few years. I...

West Tisbury: Ticks have been horrible, and Foc’s’le Locker bookstore

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November is the best month of the year. My birthday and Thanksgiving are both in November. The weather is usually still pleasantly warm and the colors are lovely. On our walk with Abby, we...

Chilmark: The Library of Things, Pathways gathering, and Island Folk Pottery

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You might call it “The Curious Incident of the Cooper’s Hawk and the Yellow-Shafted Northern Flicker,” found by my husband and son on the walkway from our front door last Saturday. No blood, perhaps...

Aquinnah: Insurance enrollment, pop-up book sale, and state elections

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There were some spooky happenings this past weekend — the film festival showed some creepy movies at the Grange Hall, and the museum hosted Halloween on the Hill. Aquilla at the Cliffs held a...

Aquinnah: Homecoming Weekend, and ‘Rizing’

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This weekend is Homecoming Weekend at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. On Saturday, Nantucket High School will be coming to participate in the annual ritual known as the “Vineyard Cup.” The football teams...

Oak Bluffs: Dance party, Halloween on the Hill, and get your flu shot

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“There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly lit porch.”  –Robert Brault Although I love the many fun events that lead toward Halloween, the night...

Tisbury: Personal writing courses, German lieder, and Halloween parade

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Heard on Main Street: The goblins'll get you if you don't watch out. Pay off your credit cards every month, especially now that the interest rates are going up. You know you can still register to...

Chilmark: Outermost Inn opens, drop-in knitting, and Mobile Monastery

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Katie Carroll is collecting names and addresses of homes that will have a light shining to welcome trick-or-treaters; email her at squidrow@vineyard.net. Halloween evening for local Chilmark kids kicks off from 5:30 to 6:30...

Edgartown: Self-guided kayak tours, October bash, and Pumpkin Run

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Happy Halloween (almost). October is waning, with November right behind. I’m looking forward to seeing the ghosts and goblins next week. I hate to see summer go, but I do love fall. Colors, costumes,...

West Tisbury: Almost Halloween, and costume party

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It’s almost Halloween. The air smells like fall, that mix of dry and dust and rotting leaves. My memories of childhood Halloweens have me kicking piles of leaves in the air as I walked...

West Tisbury: Wee Fairie Village, and an interesting dinner party

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I don’t know what the weather was like on the Island. I was off-Island, a world away in Old Saybrook, Conn., spending the whole wonderful weekend with my darling Iyla at her Granny Mary...

Tisbury: Fall Get-Together, and did you get your booster?

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Heard on Main Street: Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift. The M.V. Cancer Support Group fall fundraiser, Brunch Under the Tent, is this Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 am to...

Chilmark: Monthly tea club, ‘The Fall,’ and the Chilmark General Store

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Last week when I stopped by North Tabor Farm (NTF), I noticed a tiny house, well actually, a tiny kitchen, that Sadie Dix explained was in the process of becoming NTF’s onsite commercial kitchen....

Edgartown: Ghosts and goblins, Make it Mondays, and parent-teacher conferences

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Insomnia. I periodically have these bouts with it. I’ve always been a night owl, but I’m presently getting about 2 hours of sleep a night. Well, really, it’s in the morning. This week’s column...

Oak Bluffs: Congratulations to Elizabeth O’Brien, Harvest Festival, and Halloween fun

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“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it!”  –Jonathan Winters I like that quote for its optimism and activism — and because October swimming continues to be very enjoyable! Whenever I hesitate, thinking...