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SMF receives matching grant to help preserve farmhouse

A national nonprofit preservation group has awarded a $3,000 matching grant to the Sheriff's Meadow Foundation to help the Island conservation organization preserve the Mayhew-Hancock-Mitchell House at Quansoo Farm in Chilmark.

The FARM Institute hosts Meals in the Meadow fundraiser

Watching a mid-July sunset, enjoying healthy gourmet food prepared by many of the Island's best chefs, and dancing to Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish under the stars — all this amid acres of farmland and a handful of contented barnyard critters.

Bad treatment

This is a copy of a letter to the Oak Bluffs selectmen.

Shopping in Nevin Square, Edgartown

Feeling a little wary of crowds after a great, but busy, Fourth of July weekend? Why not settle back and relax with some shopping in the tranquil setting of Nevin Square, which is tucked away in the heart of Edgartown, just off of Winter Street.

Oak Bluffs

Fourth of July weekend was picture perfect, wasn't it? The weather was what made a good holiday — so that visitors could spend time at the beach although it seemed like hundreds were walking around town or in the stores.


I have devoted a lot of this column in past weeks to my admiration of our local emergency personnel, but I never thought I would be on the receiving end of their expertise and professionalism.


Thank you all! Over 400 runners took part in Sunday's benefit run for Big Brothers & Big Sisters.


Well, we made it through the first hurdle of summer and I think we're all in one piece.

Disaster to follow

Congratulations to James Kennedy Jr.


Thank you to our Vineyard friends for joining us in the celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary, which we celebrated on June 6, 2010, at the First Baptist Church, Vineyard Haven.

Help reduce speed on Franklin Street

This is an open letter to all those concerned with traffic safety on Franklin Street, Vineyard Haven.

First potatoes “” so good

The humble potato ranks high on my list of the best tastes of summer.

Life cycle of a lobster

The first few years of the life of Homarus americanus are perilous.

Senate passes casino bill, Island lawmaker votes no

The push to bring casinos and racetrack slot parlors to Massachusetts is now a race against time, as the House and Senate prepare to reconcile a pair of expanded gambling bills that have a wide gulf between them.


In case you haven't heard, there is a new member of the Menemsha Café staff.

Now you see them….

On a recent sunny Saturday, I slipped my blue kayak into the Lagoon at the Lagoon Road boat landing in Oak Bluffs.

Three stunning film series underway

Three separate film series are bringing a stunning range of independent films and documentaries to the Island this summer.

A hellish trip to Woods Hole

"Satan's Peril" by Tom Hale, self-published.