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Haven't finished your last-minute shopping? Don't forget the lovely little book "One of My Nine Lives" by Lucius (the cat loved by Anna Tomlinson).


Occasionally I find that I have gone for days without paying the least bit of attention to the world around me, simply because I'm tucked into my little nest I like to refer to as family.


As I write this, it is a winter wonderland outside my window, and I only hope it is still snowy out there as you read this.


My son was sick all weekend and I missed Berta and Vern's Christmas party on Saturday and Mitzi Pratt's open house on Sunday.

Sports Highlights

The logo for the Martha's Vineyard Sharks, the Island's entry into the nascent Futures Collegiate Baseball League of New England, was unveiled this week.

Hockey boys beaten by Bourne

Despite firing ten more shots on goal than did Bourne (31-21) the MV varsity boys' hockey team lost their match to the Canalmen, Saturday, at the Gallo Arena, 3-1.

MVRHS girls hockey team loses at home

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School varsity girls hockey team hosted Barnstable Saturday and lost to the Red Raiders, 2-0.

Varsity boys basketball team defeats Sandwich

Last Wednesday, the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School varsity basketball teams defeated visiting Sandwich Blue Knights in no uncertain terms by a score of 61-39.

RCBL Bulls unbeaten at mid-season break

The Lakers posted their second win of the season, Monday, at the Boys & Girls Club in Edgartown, defeating the Heat, 114 to 93.

Island residents help raise $33 million for cancer research

This summer, three Martha's Vineyard residents raised $39,371 for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, by riding up to 190 miles in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge.

State joins program to identify illegal immigrants

Massachusetts will join a federal program that will allow state and local police to share information with federal immigration officials to verify the immigration status of those arrested and fingerprinted in Massachusetts, Gov.

Looking back down a long line of Christmas trees

My advancing age is being measured out in store-bought Christmas trees. We bought a Christmas tree from Tea Lane Nurseries again this year. Salty...

Everyone pays, everyone should get access

Believe it or not, I do agree with one of the main points of Karen Elgart's recent [Dec.

Help for Island soldiers

On December 11, at noon, a small group of veterans gathered to participate in a ceremony called "Wreaths Across America.

New potential

To the Editor:On behalf of Island Grown Initiative as its executive director, I would like to graciously thank the farmers and the eaters who came out to support our first "Local Meat Is Good To Eat But There's More To Life Than Chicken Fundraiser" on Nov.

It’s the season to say thanks

To the Editor:This is the season to be thankful, so I would like to thank Reliable Market, Espresso Love, Rainy Day and Rickards for supporting the Festival of Wreaths at the Federated Church on Thursday, December 2.

Electrical contractors receive awards for hospital work

The Norwood branch of Professional Electrical Contractors (PEC) of Conn.

Tisbury’s emergency services facility delayed

The Tisbury selectmen labeled a botched job on the concrete slab poured for the town's new emergency services facility (ESF) as a "breach of contract" and said they would insist on remediation from general contractor Seaver Construction.

Tisbury’s Legion Pumper figures in a Christmas story

It is the kind of Christmas story you never forget, the kind of story that makes you laugh like Santa Claus with every retelling, years and years later.