Emphasizing Prevention in Battle Against Tick Diseases
As he takes the reins of the Island tick-borne illness prevention program, Patrick Roden-Reynolds aims to build on the work of his predecessor Dick Johnson.
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For Worn, Author Kept Following the Thread of the Story
Sofi Thanhauser's new book, Worn: A People’s History of Clothing, tracks the social history of five main fabrics — linen, cotton, silk, synthetics and wool.
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Everett's Rules: Work Hard, Be Fair, Know Your History
Flags flew at half-staff this week as Menemsha businesses honored Everett Poole who died on Monday.
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Setting the Bar for a Trailblazing Career
When Wayne Budd was growing up in Springfield his father wanted him to be a dentist. Instead he turned to the law for a career and became a trailblazer in his profession.
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Vineyard Roots Fuel Peloton Star
Aaron Wilson
As usual there were lots of celebrity cameos in the Super Bowl commercials this year — Martha Stewart, John Travolta, Kyle Busch, Carl Weathers. There was also a familiar Vineyard face: Emma Lovewell.
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Betsy Burmeister
Betsy Burmeister is the director of recreation at Windemere Nursing Home, a job she has held for 25 years.
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Gretchen Snyder
Gretchen Snyder is a second and third grade teacher at the Chilmark School.
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Jeremy Bradshaw
Jeremy Bradshaw is the Chilmark fire chief.
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Lauren Gray

Lauren Gray lives in Edgartown and ordinarily her title at work is education support staff for the sixth grade at the West Tisbury School.

Now she is The Lunch Runner.

“I take the lunch from inside the cafeteria to the cars outside when they come to pick up their lunch,” she said.

Pickup is everyday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at all the schools around the Island. Students can get both their breakfast and lunch during those hours, Ms. Gray added.

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Rev. Cathlin Baker

The Rev. Cathlin Baker is pastor for the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury.

On Sunday, she held a traditional service for church members from a non-traditional location: her home. She opened the virtual service with an extravagant welcome and lifted up prayers and concerns congregants had sent in by email the day before.

“What I was trying to focus on Sunday was reducing anxiety . . . how to keep that anxiety at a distance, though there is a healthy dose of it we all need now,” she said. “We did some guided meditations to offer prayers of protection and peace.”

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