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Road to Future Is Paved With Strange Days
I say this almost every day — today was one of the strangest days of my life. I began saying this phrase, genuinely, four years ago on the first day...
1:57 pm, December 26, 2013
Washashore Chronicles: Weight of Tradition Builds Strong Ties
It was a dark but not stormy night. Just a merry crispness in the air. It was Saturday, two days after Thanksgiving, around the dinner hour. We were...
1:46 pm, December 26, 2013
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Students Pay Homage by Walking African American Heritage Trail
Elaine Cawley Weintraub
The freshman history classes recently traveled the Island’s African American Heritage Trail from Chappaquiddick to Aquinnah as part of their study of...
1:39 pm, December 26, 2013
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Many Religions but Universal Faith in Love of Community
Leslie J. Stark
I went to a funeral last Saturday. Four days before Christmas, the weather was unseasonably mild. This funeral was at the United Methodist Church in...
1:35 pm, December 26, 2013
Reeling in Facts for Striper Conservation
Robert B. Vanasse
In his op-ed Conservation is Essential to Save the Striper (Vineyard Gazette, Oct. 31), author Dick Russell suggests that recreational and commercial...
1:28 pm, December 26, 2013
Father’s Fruitful Legacy Plants Seeds of Self Esteem
A Christmas story by the late Dorothy West, an Oak Bluffs writer and last surviving member of the Harlem Renaissance.
7:03 am, December 25, 2013
Gifts for All, Good Tidings for Island
In the annual Gazette Christmas poem Santa finds something in his sack for almost everyone. Reindeer sightings reported in Menemsha.
11:22 am, December 24, 2013
A Pause Before Christmas Enables Spirit to Flourish
Rev. Cathlin Baker
When we embark on our Advent pilgrimage we are heading toward Christmas, a familiar destination. But the patterns and traditions of Christmases past...
4:02 pm, December 19, 2013
Ghosts of the Past Walk on Four Legs
My daughter wants a pet for Christmas. Pickle (aka Eirene) is five years old and has high hopes. She talks of ponies and large dogs, malamutes,...
1:29 pm, December 19, 2013
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