Sunday, April 11, 2021

Town Columns

Chilmark: Bob Dylan as a poet

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At the 11th hour I signed up for Featherstone's poetry workshop with Shira Erlichman last week. Out of 10 participants, spanning from Brooklyn to Sacramento, five of us were on-Island and of those, four...

Aquinnah: Butternut squash surplus

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This past Sunday was Anne Vanderhoop’s 90th birthday and her family organized a birthday caravan to drive past her house and wish her all the best. It was a clear, cold day but sunny...

West Tisbury: First responders

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We had an early start to the day when Mike rushed down the stairs and out the door, heading to a smoke alarm call on Lambert’s Cove Road. It was a little past 6...

Tisbury: Being neighborly

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Heard on Main Street: If all is not lost, where is it? Now every time I go on Zoom, I worry that I will look like a cat. Or be upside down like the Senator....

Oak Bluffs: YMCA programs

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It is Friday, Feb. 12, and I am writing my column for Feb. 18, early once again, because Monday is a holiday. The Times office will be closed and we have been asked to...

Edgartown: Healthy recipes

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Hello, Edgartown. We’ve made it halfway through February and boy has it been cold. But we’ve also seen some sunshine and blue skies so that helps. Today, as I write this, it is the...

Chilmark: Annual town census

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The snow-effect has brightened the world around me and my soul, jogging so many fond memories to the fore while out walking in nature's sparkling carpet of white extending in all directions. Wearing crampons...

Aquinnah: M.V. Book Festival

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We are actually having a bit of a winter wonderland season this month. Although I wish I were closer to a ski mountain, I am enjoying the snow immensely. Kids are sledding on all...

West Tisbury: Democratic Council of M.V.

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There is nothing sillier to watch than a puppy playing in the snow. I have always thought Charles Schultz captured it perfectly in his drawings of Snoopy with his ears up, dancing on tip-toes,...

Tisbury: A case for Respectacle

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Heard on Main Street: Think about it. War does not determine who is right — only who is left. The best reason to get the COVID-19 vaccination is that should you get the virus, the...

Oak Bluffs: Library programs

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Snow, ice, cold and colder as we progress into the second week in February. The view from the inside where I am warmed by the wood stove, is beautiful but I know that those...

Edgartown: Restorative yoga

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Like most of us, I watched the Super Bowl tonight. How could we not root for Tom Brady? He brought us 20 amazing years of football with the Patriots. I, for one, wanted to...

Chilmark: February author talks

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A picture-perfect peaceful quiet Sunday snow day was something many craved. Brooming off branches breaking under white weight to preserve our favorite trees, digging out the car, snowshoeing a path for the dogs to...

Aquinnah: Black History Month

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. If you are still in love with your partner after a year of pandemic quarantining, you will probably be together forever. If you have been alone this past year, while...

West Tisbury: The beauty of winter

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It’s snowing! Finally. It started a little after breakfast Monday morning and is looking like it will keep up all day. The weather reports have predicted a real storm all along the East Coast....

Tisbury: Winter distractions

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Heard on Main Street: Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special. Honor Black History this month. On Saturday, Feb 6, from...

Edgartown: Juggling with hands and feet

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Welcome, February. I’ve been struggling with the cold temperatures we’ve been experiencing for the last week or so. Brrrrrrr. And my timing was terrible last week when I broke the zipper on my winter...

Chilmark: Pathways book project

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Ch Ch Ch Chilmark has been very chilly, though not yet dropping to single digits. Ice has meant skating, ice hockey, ice boating, and still surfers out for a good ride, bike riders at...

Aquinnah: Leveling the Playing Field

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The snow is coming down fast and heavy. It is a wet snow with large flakes, there is wind too, as there frequently is here. It feels like a true winter when it snows....

Oak Bluffs: An up-close coronavirus experience

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February 2021 is here with a confetti parade of snowflakes to announce its arrival. It is predicted that whatever little snow we get will soon be erased by a few days of rain. But...
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