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Winter concert series at the West Tisbury Library

Show tunes at the library? Jazz? On Saturday afternoon? Why not? Not many folks showed up at the West Tisbury Library on Saturday afternoon at 4 pm, but those who did were in for a treat.

Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls club keeps kids hopping

Pete Lambos was at his desk at 8:15 Saturday morning, dealing with paperwork.

Exploring the brickyard in Chilmark

The brickyard chimney stands out against the winter-gray wooded hills of Chilmark's north shore. It is a lone, crumbling reminder of a far different time.

Announcements

Jade M.

2011 Big Chili Contest on Saturday

This year's 25th annual Big Chili Contest is this Saturday, Jan. 29 (snow date: Jan. 30) at 11 am at the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs.

“Timon of Athens” Friday and Saturday at Vineyard Playhouse

Shakespeare for the Masses performs their version of "Timon of Athens" tomorrow and Saturday evenings at the Vineyard Playhouse on Church Street in Vineyard Haven.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “The Way We Get By”

Soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan land first in Bangor, Maine, often in the middle of the night.

YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard unveils mural, plans for Teen Center

"With the power of soul – anything is possible.

Jon Katz talks “Rose In a Storm” at Edgartown Library

"Rose In A Storm" is a terrific yarn. Jon Katz has authored 19 books and has a journalistic resume that includes The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

Internet safety expert offers Island parents and students tips

Contrary to popular belief, even among Internet-savvy teens, privacy settings don't guarantee privacy on online social network sites.

Noteworthy

Greg Rollins, former director of the Boys and Girls Club, has a mission in mind as he trains to run in the annual Martha's Vineyard 20-miler coming up on February 19.

Old Whaling Church bell removed to allow for repairs

Main Street in Edgartown was closed for three hours Monday morning while a crew extracted the 1,500-pound bronze bell from the tower of the Old Whaling Church.

New contract boosts pay for Vineyard school secretaries

The All-Island School Committee (AISC) voted last week to ratify a new three-year union contract for Martha's Vineyard Public Schools (MVPS) secretaries.

In West Tisbury, boulders at town hall aren’t historic

The West Tisbury historic district commission has asked the selectmen to take steps to remove boulders placed in front of the new Town Hall.

Dirt bike track at Nip ‘n’ Tuck farm will close

The owners of Nip n' Tuck Farm in West Tisbury confirmed Tuesday they will shut down a dirt bike track on their property that is the subject of complaints by neighbors and an appeal to the zoning board of appeals (ZBA) of the town zoning officer's decision that the activity does not violate town bylaws.

Chilmark ZBA confirms permits for two farm wind turbines

After three hours of emotional debate on both sides, the Chilmark zoning board of appeals (ZBA) last Wednesday upheld the town building inspector's decision to issue building permits for a pair of large wind turbines, planned for two well-known and highly visible commercial farms off South Road.