Sunday, September 25, 2022

Edgartown

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...

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...

Edgartown: Silver linings

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Happy Thanksgiving! Even with all the challenges in the last couple of years, the trials and tribulations of COVID, the political discord, and the heaviness that seems to permeate day to day life some...

Edgartown: That snuck up on me pretty quickly

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Nov. 11 turned out to be a lovely day to celebrate and thank our veterans. I remember some mighty cold ceremonies at Ocean Park when my kids were little but last Thursday was a...

Edgartown: The last two weeks have been a wild ride

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The last two weeks have been a wild ride. Starting with the huge nor’easter causing so much damage heading into Halloween weekend to the wind and rain over that weekend that lead to crazy...

Edgartown: Everything is still mostly green

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I write this week from the highway heading home from New Hampshire, where we spent the weekend with friends and family. Our girl Kiana came down to Seabrook from UNH to hang with us...

Edgartown: Unofficially, it has already started

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Happy Halloween! Halloween is on Sunday officially but unofficially, it has already started. From Halloween-themed decorations in windows to scarecrows in front of businesses to all the bite-sized candy everywhere, it’s clear that it’s...

Edgartown: A lot of free time

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I’m writing this week from my empty nest. And I can’t say that I’m a big fan. While I’m delighted that my kids are off doing their thing, I’m realizing that I don’t have...

Edgartown: Scholastic Book Fair

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I’m sitting down to write this week from the tiny airport in Yuma, Az. I took advantage of the long weekend to come out to see my boy for 48 hours. It’s time to...

Edgartown: Kids’ fitness program

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This past weekend brought some much-needed warm temperatures and sunshine. A friend and I attempted to paddleboard in Sengie on Saturday but the wind was daunting. So we eventually threw in the towel and...

Edgartown: Fall fun at Farm Institute

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I’m so far behind schedule this week. I’ve had a little bug problem in my kitchen, thanks to the dry dog food, and I’ve been working very hard to get rid of them. It’s...

Edgartown: Annual Brunch Run/Walk

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As people continue to travel to our tiny isle for weekend adventures, we ventured the other direction this week and headed to UMass Amherst for a few days. While I despised college my freshman...

Edgartown: Singin’ in the Rain

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Do you ever get stuck in the feeling like you really need a change, but not sure what to change? I’m there right now. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you can buy some new clothes...

Edgartown: September in simpler times

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Do you remember the days, years ago, when Labor Day came to the Vineyard and it was like flipping a switch? Everyone would leave our little Island by Labor Day weekend and the next...

Edgartown: Shoulder season

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Happy September. It’s like a switch flipped Saturday night and the weather became September weather overnight. I’m not really complaining. I struggle with the oppressive heat and humidity like we had last week. And...

Edgartown: Film festival and regatta

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August is winding down and summer, as we know it, is coming to a close. Didn’t it just start or is that my imagination? Actually, this summer has gone by at a moderate pace...

Edgartown: Dedication ceremony at school

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Wow! There are a lot of people on this little Island this week. Crazy busy. I won’t say I’ve never seen it like this because there have been a few other times that things...

Edgartown: The Farm Institute

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Here it is, August 2021, 18 months or so since everything shut down because of COVID-19 and, once again, numbers are going up and businesses are closing. Part of me is shaking my head...

Edgartown: Broadway in the Park

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As I sit down to write this today, Sunday, it has been a worrisome day, with news of a significant traffic accident earlier but no details yet. This follows an accident at Norton Point...

Edgartown: Patience in the summer

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We are in the last week of July. How did that happen? It has gone so quickly. I’ve been working a lot, with summer school in the mornings and working security in the M.V....