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Women’s softball notes

This reporter has been chronicling the often impressive athletic exploits of Kelly Silvia for more than a decade, ever since she was the only girl in the MV Little League to today when she holds down the shortstop position for the Honeys and recently drove in seven runs with two circuit blasts to power the sweet ones over the Creamers.

MV Sharks enhance hold on first place FCBL

The Martha's Vineyard Sharks tightened their grip on first place in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League of New England by completing a four game sweep of the Titans, Silver Knights, Mavericks, and Titans, in that order, to go 8-3 on the season, a game and a half ahead of the second place Nashua Knights.

VFA soccer season begins

The Vineyard Football Association kicked off the 2011 summer season with a pair of matches Monday, at Veterans Park in Vineyard Haven.

Brewhas rock Catboats, Blazers win in men’s softball

The Blazers topped the Sons of Pitchers at Veterans War Memorial Park, Monday, 13-9, in a game that saw just one home run, that by Billy Panek of the Blazers.

Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living greets the season

What used to be called the Council on Aging is now the Center for Living, a welcome shift in outlook for grey Islanders.

Top seeds win little league titles

Cubs and Twins take the prizes. Mothers are the best fans.

Sports Highlights

The ninth annual Vineyard Streetball Classic, a 3-on-3 basketball tourney, will tip off at 10 am, Saturday, July 2, at Niantic Park, Oak Bluffs.

Vineyard travel soccer teams bow out in finals, semis of MTOC

Martha's Vineyard sent two boys travel soccer teams to the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions in Lancaster last weekend.

Treating creaky knees on dogs, cats

Like the rest of us who are no longer as lithe as we once were, dogs and cats have aches and pains too. How to help?

Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Transactions June 13–17, 2011

June 14, Ellen Zimmerman sold 22 Woodhaven Dr.

Births

Avraham A.

Benefit concerts for YMCA & affordable housing

Two benefit shows coming up: Stars and Stripes Fest & Raising the Roof, both for Island organizations.

“The Greatest Game Ever Pitched” author at West Tisbury Library

Pitching for the Milwaukee Braves, Warren Spahn matched up against Juan Marichal in a game that ranks with the best pitching performances of all time.

Noteworthy events

Dianne Durawa and Chris Murphy are looking for returned Peace Corps volunteers who will be on the Vineyard on July 4 to march in the Edgartown parade in honor of the 50th anniversary.

Who’s playing when?

A slew of musicians are performing this holiday weekend at venues around the Vineyard.

Island-roasted coffee and Vineyard-made raw chocolate

Two new Island businesses: Chilmark Coffee Company and Not Your Sugar Mama's chocolates.

Meet the makers of “Jaws: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard”

Untold-til-now stories of the making of the movie that changed the Island and Hollywood.

The Times asks: What are you doing for the Fourth?

With what is perhaps the biggest Island holiday weekend approaching, Times reporter Mark Kotsopoulos went to find out what some Islanders and visitors are planning to do for Independence Day, July 4.

Reel Picks

Cameron Diaz is the nasty Elizabeth, a teacher only until she can marry the egotistical and wealthy Scott (Justin Timberlake) — nevermind poor schlub Russell (Jason Segel), her unrelenting suitor.