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Chilmark: Reading Beyond the Box

It's summer bounty on all fronts and hopefully a respite from the heat. Swimming is my bliss, and it took me a guest to get to one of my favorite ponds. Now I will make sure to reserve this time, it is such a short season to enjoy our…

Oak Bluffs: Kicking off the summer

"Spring never warms us until May, / The sea breeze is the reason." –Kate Taylor, "Shores of Paradise" I heard this beautiful song by Kate Taylor on the radio yesterday morning, and this sentence surely rang true, because we were waiting…

Wanda the Hen’s Recovery Fund

Within days, $400 was raised for the recovery of Wanda, the Barred Rock pet chicken owned by West Tisbury resident Phebe Bates. " I'm dealing with it. I'm new to fundraising,” Bates said. Bates saw the chicken for the first time while…

Wild side: farms as habitat

In addition to pecking Wild Side columns for the MV Times, my professional life includes roles with BiodiversityWorks and the Betsy and Jesse Fink Family Foundation. Both entities share my interest in sustainability and biodiversity…

It was then: TM Silvia

Theophilus Miguel "TM" Silvia was born in 1877 in Ilha de São Nicolau, a mountainous island in the Republic of Cape Verde, the volcanic archipelago nation off the coast of…