For more than half a century youth baseball has been one of the rites of spring – and of passage – on the Island.

Ivy Ashe

If you aren’t already acquainted with Tony Horwitz’s winning brand of travelogue history (Blue Latitudes, One for the Road, etc.), do yourself a favor and head to an Island bookstore. Or save the gas and download the e-book BOOM: Oil, Money, Cowboys, Strippers, and the Energy Rush That Could Change America Forever.

Alexandra Styron

Hummingbirds are on their way now.Summer catbirds? Any day now!Ospreys land on last year’s poles,As bluebirds flirt with orioles.


The old Lagoon Pond drawbridge had a good run, but after seventy-five years it was more than a little cantankerous.

Geoff Currier

With a house full of fine art and fields full of ponies, pigs, and goats, Cynthia and Scott Bermudes, along with their teenage daughters Paris and Anais, are surrounded by the things they love.

Susan Catling

If you don’t bring eccentricities with you when you come to live year-round on the Island, you’re bound to pick some up along the way.

Joe Keenan

This year, we vow in tones devout,We’ll pull all weeds the day they sprout!We’ll till, and all those other tasks!(“You wanna bet?” the garden asks.)


There is something oddly mesmerizing about Peter Simon’s recent double-DVD retrospective, Peter Simon’s Through the Lens.