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Tisbury School festival a success – thanks to all

A beautiful autumn day welcomed more than 200 families, friends, and neighbors to the Tisbury School PTO's seventh annual harvest festival.

Advice for boat storage includes a full gas tank

The Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has some advice about how best to store a boat with E-10 gasoline (containing 10 percent ethanol) over the winter.

Why no radiologist available weekends?

Will someone help me to understand why there are no radiologists on duty on Saturdays and Sundays (except for emergencies) at our state-of-the-art hospital with the grand piano in the lobby? I needed a chest x-ray to confirm pneumonia on Saturday, but no dice until Monday.

Help with the flags, and honor a veteran

In May 1992, the Avenue of Flags was started at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven.

What it’s all worth, 2010

Whether you are a year-round or seasonal property owner, you should know what Vineyard real estate is worth and how the towns compare.

How they do the things they do. A professional assessor explains

The amounts that Island property owners pay in annual real estate taxes result from the workings of a tax assessment process that results in a sum of all town real estate value.

New programs at Mansion House

With fewer school age children at the Mansion House Health Club because of the opening of the YMCA, the staff has been able to refocus on adult classes and new offerings.

The benefits of having a movement screen

What is the singular, most basic element that weight training, tennis, yoga, running, golf, Pilates, and any other activity or sport have in common? Movement.

Falmouth Academy information session in Edgartown

Falmouth Academy will host an information session for students and their families interested in learning more about the school from 2 to 4 pm at the Arbor Inn at 222 Main Street in Edgartown on Sunday, November 7.

Endowment fund announces grant recipients

The Permanent Endowment for Martha's Vineyard announced that 14 nonprofit organizations working on the Island have been awarded grants totaling $25,176 this fall.

Remembering Alan Campbell

Alan Campbell was the principal at Tisbury School when we moved to the Vineyard, and our daughter Jennifer was in seventh grade.

Editor’s Note – it’s about real estate

This edition of Vineyard Property Values – A Spotlight on the Real Estate Business, including as usual the annual report of assessed values in the six towns, focuses on the Martha's Vineyard real estate industry, as it endures the third year of national economic misery.

Ken Lay: The frame is the game

Ken Lay has been poking and prodding the physics of the human body to promote wellness for 35 years.

Regional high school teachers invited to present workshop

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) has invited four Martha's Vineyard Regional High School teachers to present a professional workshop at its annual convention in Orlando, Florida.

Vineyard libraries receive star ratings

For the second year in a row, the West Tisbury Free Public Library has won a five-star rating from the Library Journal (LJ) Index of Public Library Service.

A real estate professional’s view of how the market is doing

What a difference a year can make. Now that we have a full nine months of the year behind us, it is reasonable to report that 2010 has proven to be a year of resilience and near perfection to date.

Harborside Realty celebrates 50 years in business

Margaret Steele's first job at Harborside Realty was to answer phones on the weekend. This year, she will celebrate the firm's 50th anniversary. She still answers the phones, but now she co-owns Harborside Realty.

Vineyard spas and their specialties

You don't have to travel far to find new and trendy spa treatments.

Vineyard Tennis Center Workout and Spa steps it up

The Vineyard Tennis Center Workout and Spa at the Martha's Vineyard Airport is an ever-evolving and expanding project for owner and tennis pro Connie McHugh.

Open wide: Three new dentists on the Vineyard

For many years securing an appointment with a Vineyard dentist as a new patient was almost as difficult as getting a ferry reservation for an August weekend.