In the dog days of summer as muslin curls on its own heat And crickets cry in the black walnut tree The wind lifts up my life And sets it some distance from where it was. —Meena Alexander
The Cape bank will open its first full-service branch on the Island in summer 2015, the company announced Monday. Former Vineyard banking executive Richard Leonard of West Tisbury will head the new regional branch.

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The following two essays were written in Nancy Aronie’s Writing From the Heart workshop by two women attending Camp Jabberwocky.