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This Was Then: Journey to the center of the earth »

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:13:25 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

The word “Chops” — as in East and West — derives its name from the business end of a mouth, the parts one might lick, or (proverbially, anyway) bust. While still a geographically rare name, there is another famous example: The English Channel also has chops. Between our chops is the harbor known in the […] The... ...

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Garden Notes: Bearsfoot hellebore »

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:08:41 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

While humans await spring, there is a striking perennial that does not dawdle. In bloom now, Helleborus foetidus, the bearsfoot hellebore, belongs in shade or informal woodland gardens, and is welcome because, numero uno, it is deer-resistant. The tall, chartreuse flowering stems, often fragrant, have been developing... ...

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Oak Bluffs: Signs of spring »

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:59:40 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

Each morning when I glance out my windows, there are always new changes to observe. Sometimes they are pleasant to see, like the yellow of the forsythia starting to show, and I love the patches of colorful crocus as they bravely push their way through the ground like purple periscopes seeking the sun. Then there... ...

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How hard could It be to take a plunge in a winter sea? »

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:56:38 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

This is something that apparently only a handful of oddballs EVER want to do. Oh, sure, there are scattered people all over the world who swear by the health benefits of submersing their bodies in water cold enough to flash-freeze flaming marshmallows, but the way I found out that that no one cared to try... ...

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Sisterly Secrets Keep the Action Humming in Debut Novel »

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:51:04 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Gazette

Moira C. SilvaEmily Cavanagh’s debut novel, The Bloom Girls, is a soulful tale of sisters struggling to face unique personal challenges after their father’s untimely death.

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After Eighteen: Lee Hayman »

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:48:19 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

Every year The MV Times asks four recent high school graduates to write about their experiences during their first year after graduation. Lee Hayman is attending Denison University in Granville, Ohio. This is her fourth dispatch. This past week I got to enjoy the wonderful experience of going on spring break with my... ...

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The gift of curiosity »

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:41:52 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

Students at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School will reap the benefits of a significant donation to their new Vernon Jordan Science Center: a trinocular microscope, donated by the family of microbiologist Howard Attebery, who died Feb. 1 this year at the age of 94. Dr. Attebery was married to West Tisbury... ...

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Poem: Breath »

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:23:24 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

How deep How long My breath sustains My breath remains My breath contains My remains My lifeless bodies breath My breathless eyes death My rosy cheeks My purple lips My bright eyes See no more skies Weeping Seeping Last breath Deeply sleeping Breathless Death … As a young man, Philip A. Zentz worked summers on... ...

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Bridge results »

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:06:29 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

Bridge results were not available this week for the March 20 Edgartown Bridge Club, nor for the March 21 Martha’s Vineyard Bridge Club. Results for these games will be reported at a later date. At the March 23, 7 pm game of the Island Bridge Club, seven pairs competed. Finishing in first place were Barbara... ...

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West Tisbury: Puppy time »

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:05:29 -0400 | via Martha's Vineyard Times

It was 7:19 when Mike and I left Julia Humphreys’s house Sunday evening. “Look how light it still is,” we both commented on the obvious. We had been for drinks at Julia’s to meet her new puppy. Her name is Quetzi (pronounced like Betsy but with a Kw sound) short for Xochiquetzal, the Aztec goddess […] The post... ...

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