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Shelley Christiansen is a freelance writer who has vacationed and lived on Martha's Vineyard since 1962. Her commentaries air every other Friday on WCAI.

Holiday display

Holiday display

Commentary by Shelley Christiansen

Shelley has been keeping an eye on a particular holiday display in Oak Bluffs.

The Special Ladies

The Special Ladies

Commentary by Shelley Christiansen

A special group of year-round Martha's Vineyard residents.

The Caretaker and the Weather

The Caretaker and the Weather

Commentary by Shelley Christiansen

Winged Island Visitor

Winged Island Visitor

Commentary by Shelley Christiansen

Island Book

Island Book

Commentary by Shelley Christiansen

This year's Island Book is a perky green, thanks to its hardworking publishers, the Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce.  Shelley promises the Chamber that the teasing will stop as soon as her own listing is reinstated.

It's a Crime

It's a Crime

Commentary by Shelley Christiansen

Most crimes are Martha's Vineyard are unexceptional.  Except when there's not.

WGBH Chris Botti Contest: Nov 2014