Tag Archives: Vineyard Haven

Have Faith. Keep Going.

Friday night I went (via Zoom, of course) to the M.V. Hebrew Center’s annual service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. When I first attended a few years ago, I knew next to … Continue reading

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Juneteenth 2020

There’ve been Juneteenth celebrations on Martha’s Vineyard before, but Friday’s was by far the biggest and most diverse. We gathered at Veterans Park in Vineyard Haven, then marched — well, “walked” is probably the better word — the three and … Continue reading

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Laundry Doesn’t Lie

Seems everyone’s mumbling and grumbling and wondering “Where’s spring?” as if chilly weather in mid-May were unusual, alarming even. Every year in early May I’m convinced I missed the shadbush blooming, ghost flowers floating in woods where the oaks are … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why I Like Living on Martha’s Vineyard

I wrote this about 10 years ago, when setting up susannajsturgis.com, my first home on the web. On a recent rereading I was surprised to realize that most of it is still mostly true. I now have several virtual homes: … Continue reading

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June License Plate Report

An excellent haul for June: Delaware, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Hawaii (!!), Nevada, and Utah, bringing the YTD total to 42. Nine to go — I include D.C., last colony and my onetime home, so the goal is 51. Arkansas was at … Continue reading

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The Morgan Comes to Call

The Charles W. Morgan sailed into Vineyard Haven harbor on Wednesday, June 18, escorted by a local flotilla and her companion ship, the Roann. Built in 1841, the bark Morgan is the last of the U.S. whaling fleet, which once numbered more than 2,700. After several … Continue reading

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Town Lines

It just dawned on me that here it is only Wednesday and I’ve already been in five of the six island towns. This is unusual. West Tisbury is a no-brainer: I live in it. I do most of my grocery … Continue reading

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

So the results are in on the roundabout referendum from four of the five towns whose selectmen gave voters a chance to express their opinion. Aquinnah doesn’t vote till May 9. Here’s the tally so far: Edgartown: 508 NO ROUNDABOUT, … Continue reading

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Occupy MV Needs (The) Help

A rush proofreading job had to be in New York on Monday. The job was on paper, meaning (duh!) that it couldn’t be sent electronically. UPS, my usual overnight carrier, doesn’t ship on or off the island on weekends (and … Continue reading

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My Martha’s Vineyard

Which Martha’s Vineyard do you live on? All the road maps and atlases agree that there’s just one Martha’s Vineyard, but none of us live on those maps. I’m talking about the map that lives in each of our heads. … Continue reading

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