Following the Way of the Fierce Bison
I received an email recently that began: “I found the fierce bison underpants.”
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Are You My Momma? Barn Owlets Get a Second Chance
Each spring, Gus Ben David makes sure he has a large group of hens in various stage of motherhood. He’s not doing this because he loves chicken eggs and baby chicks, though. He’s maintaining a roster of foster moms.
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For Phyllis Meras, Ink in the Veins Keeps the Spirit Young
Phyllis Meras turned 90 on May 10, and along with her official title as contributing editor at the Gazette, she holds the unofficial title of oldest living employee at the paper.
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First Vineyard Sighting of a Pileated Woodpecker Confirmed
In a first for the Island, a pileated woodpecker has been spotted on Martha’s Vineyard, causing excitement among bird watchers here.
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Roy Imhoff, Gazette Illustrator for Decades, Dies at 88
Roy Imhoff, veterinarian, raconteur, tennis player and artist whose illustrations have appeared in the Vineyard Gazette since the late 1960s, died on April 4. He was 88.
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Still Rolling Down Klickitat Street
You never forget your first library, especially the one you walk to on your own, step through the doors with no adults trailing you, and enter a world of books with your brand new library card.
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Prime Marina Completes Its Sale to Dallas-Based Company
Safe Harbor Marinas, a Dallas-based network of boating businesses, has purchased Prime Marina, the Island's largest marine service and storage business.
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Virtual Festival Aims to Keep the Film Conversation Going
An annual staple of March, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival will be virtual again for a second straight year — and will take place from March 25-28.
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Hardy Souls Work the Water in All Kinds of Weather
In late winter, as the cold winds blow, the Edgartown Harbor is a quiet place, mostly populated by gulls, the Chappy ferry making its appointed rounds, and the occasional scalloper or oysterman.
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Staying Present in the Passenger Seat
Bill Eville
I am being driven around the Island by my son Hardy, from Oak Bluffs to Edgartown, across to Vineyard Haven, then up through West Tisbury, Chilmark and Aquinnah.
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