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    Grieving in public

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    Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.

    The Outermost Inn at 25

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    A maid of honor's chiffon dress caught fire. Our shucker rolled around on the floor with her trying to put her out with 50 wedding guests shaking and spewing champagne on the frothing twosome as they rolled about. That was memorable.

    It’s 30 years for the Coop de Ville

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    It’s seafood and beer on the harbor for an Oak Bluffs institution.

    Detente’s decade

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    Dreams do come true.

    MV $, selfies with celebs & retake on (not) hospitalized neighbor

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    It’s generally considered poor taste to talk or write about money, but money is weird on the Vineyard in ways that it isn’t weird most other places. There is often zero relationship between one’s income, class, educational/cultural/financial background, social standing and innate hipness. It’s part of our cultural make-up that people from totally different financial realities casually cluster together and feel good about it.

    Dockside Inn is a “Star”

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    The Massachusetts Lodging Association (MLA) recently presented a “Star of the Industry Innovation Award to The Dockside Inn of Oak Bluffs for its “timely and incredibly successful development and execution of Loomis, the inn’s...

    Piping Puppies and Hospital Privacy

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    I’ll go even farther: let’s say you and your dog have a special mystical relationship with the plovers and they actually consider you a part of their tribe. They have asked you, during a vision-quest, to please walk around the dunes with your dog at the start of their nesting season.

    Potluck and politics

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    If it’s a small gathering, where you know everyone personally, feel free to send out an email letting people know you have a gluten sensitivity, in case they are vacillating between, say, pasta casserole or kale casserole.

    Ancient rights; friends on a budget

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    Bemused readers ask novelist Nicole Galland for her take on navigating the precarious social landscape that comes with living on the Vineyard. Nicole, who grew up in West Tisbury, is known locally as the...

    Shopping Cart Valet

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    Are people prickly or what? I feel like I can't breathe without someone snapping at me to stop. Yesterday, I got yelled at by a friend, a co-worker, and someone I didn’t know in a store. I got honked at twice. Even my dog growled at me.