Sunday, April 11, 2021

Town Columns

Oak Bluffs: Cancer support group

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Another Monday has rolled around with just a couple of changes. We are now on daylight savings time and it is so pleasant to still have sun shining at 7 pm. However, the extreme...

Edgartown: Vaccinations and schools

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Winter has come back to visit after some beautiful spring weather last week. But this is the time of year that I know it can’t hold tight with an iron fist. The sun and...

Chilmark: Island bee products

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We got a taste of spring before being reminded it's still winter. It's the first time I've seen Island Bee Company proprietors tending their Chilmark bees at Native Earth Teaching Farm. Tim Colon and...

Aquinnah: Senior discussion group

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Did anyone notice the snow fall on Sunday? It was a sunny if cool day and then the clouds rolled in, the temperature dropped and there were snow squalls. It happened again a couple...

West Tisbury: In remembrance

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Spring has officially arrived in our house. Nelson brought in his first mouse of the season. He is currently surveying the scene from his carpeted cat perch in our sunroom/greenhouse while Abby is pacing...

Tisbury: Stress relief kits

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Heard on Main Street: Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, or the smallest act of caring — but not in these days of COVID. I have just...

Oak Bluffs: Anniversary of steamship rescue

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Under the leaves in the sunny area in my backyard, the first courageous plants of spring are poking green shoots to reach warmth and daylight. The weather forecast predicted a bit of snow flurries...

Edgartown: Reflection and hope

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One year. One year since the world turned and everything stopped. Last year at this time, we traveled down to Parris Island for my boy Riley’s graduation from USMC boot camp. We were becoming...

Chilmark: Cooking and gardening

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A couple of weeks ago I signed up for a Winter Harvest Pierogi class with Island Rose Cooking. I got a recipe from Brandee Kitzmiller and prepared my filling in advance since I wanted...

Aquinnah: Playground design ideas

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Anne Vanderhoop wanted to thank everyone for making her 90th birthday special, so she wrote a thank you note. Here it is: “Dear Friends and Family, Thank you for taking the time to create the birthday...

West Tisbury: Icing on a winter cake

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There is a pair of old adirondack chairs in our backyard, just behind the house where I like to drink coffee and read when the weather is pleasant. Adirondack chairs are perfect for both...

Tisbury: Vineyard oral history

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Heard on Main Street: We don’t realize how wonderful today is until tomorrow. In our latest storm, my phone and email connection went down. Fortunately, my son helped and soon the problem was solved. I...

Oak Bluffs: M.V. Chamber Music Society

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Another rainy Monday as I look out the window at the overcast sky. When I go out to call Doddle to come in for breakfast, instead of finding him waiting at the door, I...

Edgartown: Early signs of spring

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I’m sitting here writing this week’s column on Sunday night, the final night of February vacation and the eve of March. After several days last week that hinted at spring on the horizon, it...

Chilmark: Arts collaboration

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Hard to believe it's already March, unless you managed time away from home or jobs during last week's school break. I guess we all must sit back and not freak out at the bumps...

Aquinnah: Town electricity

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It was a quiet vacation week here in town. I did not see pictures of or hear of many people going away to warmer climes this year. Many people opted for skiing either in-state...

West Tisbury: Former residents

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Glancing quickly out my window, I see a scattering of white blossoms on some of the shrubs and trees in our woods, delicate and airy like the first flowers on our cherry trees in...

Tisbury: Family memories

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Heard on Main Street: Why don't they just make mouse-flavored cat food? You may not know this, but very shaky hands can do wonders to cause problems. My hands shake when I use the mouse...

Oak Bluffs: Food distribution

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My cell phone weather app tells me it is raining now on this Monday, but I have yet to see it. If the cat refuses to venture outside then I will know the rain...

Edgartown: Rhythm of Life

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After talking to many of my students as well as some staff in the building last week, I was convinced that everyone on this Island was going to be traveling for February vacation this...
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