Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Town Columns

Aquinnah: ‘Little Bird’ music classes, and trick-or-treating

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You know what’s great? Seeing your friends and neighbors in a collaborative production that tells their story. “Âs Nupumukâunean (We Still Dance)” was presented at the Performing Arts Center at the high school this...

Oak Bluffs: Electronics Disposal Day, and Community Beach Cleanup

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“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”  –14th Dalai Lama It is hard to believe that we are halfway through October! Hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend and all the island activities. I had...

Tisbury: Fresh For Fall, and MVM Halloween donations

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Heard on Main Street: If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you. If you missed seeing the Tisbury Master Plan presentation last Tuesday, you can go to tisburymasterplan.com anytime to see it....

Chilmark: Drop-in Knitting Group, and Community Church

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Finally, after some wet gray days, a glorious weekend despite temps dropping to the low 60s. So many fall happenings it’s hard to keep everything straight. I put in a shift selling Cleaveland House...

Edgartown: Parent/teacher conferences, Truckin’ MV, and pop-up book sale

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Well, 2022 continues to not live up to my hopes and dreams, that’s for sure. But if it’s true that things come in threes, I should be all done. As soon as Amelia got...

West Tisbury: Howes House focus groups, and Crop Walk

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What a wild week of weather. Rainy, raw, windy days followed by days that felt like summer redux. All you can do is wear layers this time of year. It was a busy weekend of...

Aquinnah: We Still Dance, town elections, and hunting season

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And that’s a wrap on the 2022 summer season; it is officially over. Thank you, everyone, for holding it together through all the bad driving, staff shortages, entitlement, and crowds. We can all relax...

West Tisbury: Bulb Planting Day, jazz concert, and Milton Mazer

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I can’t complain about any lack of rain. Reality will be digging in the garden and finding the soil moist and crumbly a ways down, or still dry. I am hopeful that it will...

Tisbury: Fiber and fabric, composting, and portable magic

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Heard on Main Street: Be yourself. People don’t have to like you, and you don’t have to care. On Thursday evenings, the Falmouth Genealogical Society is offering information online, including this evening, from 7 to...

Oak Bluffs: Ladyfest, Open Market, and pickleball

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“We only have one earth. Let’s take care of it.”  –Deb Haaland, Secretary of the Interior, first Native American Cabinet secretary  Indigenous Peoples’ Day will be celebrated on Monday, Oct. 10. This holiday was recognized...

Edgartown: Haunted tour, fashion show, and ESP

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As I (finally) sit down to write this week’s column, I’ve got butterflies in my belly! Baby girl child is sitting in an airport in New York, heading to Europe for two months. I...

Chilmark: Shops, exhibits, and The Point

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We're in the shoulder season homestretch, with Indigenous People's Day fast approaching. Get your last ice cream or meal at the Menemsha Galley. Although the West Tisbury Farmers Market goes through October, Salt Rock's...

Aquinnah: Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Cranberry Day

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Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day weekend, one and all! Enjoy the last hurrah. Congratulations to Kevin Montalvo and Maria Wong for their first place runs at the GayHead 10K this past Sunday. Kevin came in first...

West Tisbury: New knitting group

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Windy and cool, lovely weather. When I went out the other day, everyone was wearing sweaters and scarves. We have shut our doors the past couple of nights, which I hate, but it’s been...

Tisbury: St. John’s Church in Tisbury, UK

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Heard on Main Street: English is difficult. It can be understood through tough, thorough thought,  though. (Yes, you must say that slowly.) Carson Rickey and Cynthia Chau from Golden, Colo., were the top in-person finishers...

Oak Bluffs: Homeschool meet-up

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“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”  –L.M. Montgomery, “Anne of Green Gables” October is like the July of the fall season: The beauty of the season is starting to...

Edgartown: Brunch under the Tent

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Oops! I did it again. Fell, that is. Is this one of the realities of getting older, or am I just a klutz? Well, I’ve actually already established my klutziness over the years, but...

Chilmark: Lucy Vincent warning signs

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I’m so happy to get back to Lucy Vincent Beach. New are the seven signs clearly spelling out danger, and no climbing at the cliffs. These are serious signs: The whole cliffside is “unstable,”...

Aquinnah: Road race and yard sale

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Fall seems to be coming up fast this year, Saturday is Oct. 1,, and the wind has a more serious tone. Soon the leaves will fall, and it will be dark at 4 pm....

West Tisbury: Living history

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I am sad to begin this week’s column with an announcement of the death of our friend, Mark Weiner. Mark and his wife, Michiko, had been the faces of Vineyard Glassworks in West Tisbury....