Welcome. Edgartown News was born from the simple fact that I have ink and Dektol in my veins and I need to write and photograph more than I need air or food, and from my love for this little town where I grew up and raised my family, the town I have left a few times but can't quite shake for good. Here you will find wanderings and musings, photographs and commentary; the people, places, and happenings - past and present - of a small island town.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Late Afternoon, November

It just keeps getting better and better around here.

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Hough's Pond

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Music on Main Street

It couldn't have been a more perfect weekend - perfect weather, a perfect blend of friends and music, and a perfect variety of guest stars who happened by - including (but not limited to) the group of dancers who walked in off the street last night; my cousin Edson Rodgerswho blew us out of the water with a guest appearance with his horn; the lass - Katrina - who stepped up and sang us a song; and last but not least, the young man from Brazil who was apparently moved to tears by the music he heard coming from the porch and stopped and sat with us a while. It was great to have Mary Wolverton on board, too, with her friend Tim from Iowa. With a special thank you to my guests Rosanne, Wynter, and Dan - who made the trek down from Boston and environs - no easy feat on an August Saturday, particularly when the president of the USA is pulling into town on the same day. The plu-perfect weekend was topped off by a showing of the super Sturgeon Moon on Sunday night.


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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Albania Girl

Sometimes all I have to do is sit on my porch and interesting people come to me.

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"I'm from Albania and have been on the island for four days. I came over to work - I work at Relaxation Spa - and I have friends here. I speak Albanian, Italian, Spanish, and English, but I'm a little confused because I've been studying Italian so I've been thinking in Italian. At home I'm a student, studying political science. I also like to write because I'm shy, and when I write, my emotions come out."

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Saturday Night Downtown


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"I work at the hospital, I'm trying to be a nurse. I also work at Stefanie Wolf Designs and I'm a tuna fisherman. I'm like most islanders - I do many things. I've lived here year-round for nine years."

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"We're out celebrating summer."

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"My favorite flavor [today] is cotton candy."

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Bluesman Johnny Hoy, pleasing the crowd at the Colonial Inn complex (I'm sure it hasn't been called the Colonial Inn for many years. I have no idea what it is now.)

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Street, June 25, 2014


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Clare and Irwin, with Stella. Clare is originally from Co. Tyrone, Ireland but has been living in London for twenty years. Clare was more interested in my photographing Stella, her large Irish Setter, but I talked her into letting me photograph her (and her husband, Irwin, whom she beckoned from down the street, on the phone with a business call. "But you're on vacation." "Yeah, I know."). Clare, Irwin and Stella are on the island for five weeks.

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I also ran into my Green Avenue neighbors - Justin and Stefanie and their four daughters who are here for the week at the Marchese house: Kaelah, Marabel, Lucy, and Neve. It's been fun having kids in the neighborhood. There are times, between my grandkids and the neighbor children, when my yard looks and sounds like a school yard, with swinging, running, screaming, digging in the dirt; all the things children ought to be doing, somewhat of an aberration among the pristine and perfectly landscaped and mostly child-free Edgartown yards.

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Mike is back in town, holding court on Main Street. Tonight's selections included Ring Them Bells (that he learned from me on my porch last week), and Lord, Won't You Buy Me a Mercedes Benz.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

People and Colors, June 3

My friend Becky came over tonight and we went for a walk, with our cameras, downtown. Honestly, I'm so tired of passing person after person on the sidewalk who stares straight ahead, silently. From now on, no matter what, I'm saying hello. Come on, people - what is this, Zombie land?



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"Wow, Do you always wear colors like these? What's the occasion? Are you a Buddhist?" "No, this is just what I do. I'm from Boston, here on business."

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Mike is here on vacation, staying at his family's Campground cottage, and was determined to catch a scup for supper. A Church of God pastor, Mike's pastoral work involves teaching inner city teenagers to read, kids who are part of the fallout of the collapsed economy. Mike's been on sabbatical for the past four months. "I miss my kids".

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"I will make you fishers of men."

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend - Sunday Night Downtown

It was on the cool side when I ventured downtown this evening, but that didn't stop the multitudes from going through the motions, acting as if summer is here, with an enthusiasm that belied the frigid air. But after this past horrific winter, who isn't eager for summer? Eventually the weather will catch up, I'm sure.


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Eric is from California and has been working at Scoops for one week. It's his first time on the island, and so far, so good.

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These siblings from Boston are 8, 6, 4, and 3. According to mom, most of her friends have four or five children, too. Maybe big families are coming back.

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Down at the docks I found a few members of the Jackson clan, including Dennis, holding court aboard the Alison Lee.

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Peter Jackson, fishing for squid.

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Cute fisherboy.

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It's Official: Summer 2014 has arrived.