Vineyard Haven Town Column: Sept. 20
Nancy Gardella
There is nothing more delightful than friends from my Old Country visiting on Martha’s Vineyard and treating me to cocktail hour at Sharkey’s in Edgartown.
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Vineyard Haven Town Column: Sept. 13
Nancy Gardella
I need your help in my neighborhood with two missing kitties.
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Vineyard Haven Town Column: Sept. 6
Nancy Gardella
Deep breath. I know summer is not officially over. But our large summer influx is.
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Vineyard Haven Town Column
Nancy Gardella
Last Sunday morning a very beautiful woman was on her run around West Chop when she stopped to inquire about the flock of turkeys in my yard.
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Vineyard Haven Town Column
Nancy Gardella

Suellen Lazarus, director of our Chilmark Book Festival, must be proud of me. I headed to the famous Bunch of Grapes, where Bill Clinton was spied shopping this week, and bought four new books, all by Island authors. I shall be carrying them around with me everywhere like a schoolkid until I run into each author and get them signed. Three are poetry. One is Skip Finley’s new Historic Tales of Oak Bluffs.

By the way, Skip and Bow Van Riper are holding a Q&A on Skip’s new book this Saturday, August 24, at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum from 9:30 a.m. until noon.

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Vineyard Haven Town Column
Nancy Gardella
The reviews are coming in for Beach Road Weekend. So far, so good.
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Vineyard Haven Town Column
Nancy Gardella
My son Chris Clark, showed up last weekend, sharing driving from Rockford, Ill., with my daughter in law, Lilly.
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Vineyard Haven Town Column
Nancy Gardella
Another of my pet peeves which seems to be more rampant on this Island than anywhere else is people not using directional signals.
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Vineyard Haven Town Column
Nancy Gardella

A Vineyard tale. Tamma, Bobbie Jo and I were doing errands. Stopped at Rockland bank. I saw a horseshoe crab in the driveway, and thought I would like the shell for my garden. Tamma went to retrieve it. The whole crab was alive and in there! We drove it to the beach and released it. Nothing like finding perfectly good shellfish in a bank parking lot.

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Vineyard Haven Town Column
Nancy Gardella
You remember I told you last week I was putting my winter jacket in the wash to be finished for the season?
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