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“And the Ocean, Always the Ocean,” by John Maloney of Chilmark

John Maloney's recent poem about the Island's six towns was written for the annual fundraiser for the Martha's Vineyard Museum.

All Island Art Show encircles Tabernacle

The 53rd annual All Island Art Show opens Monday August 1, with original are circling the Tabernacle in the Oak Bluffs Campgrounds.

Rez Williams: Redefining the familiar

Shephard Fine ArtSpace is featuring the oil paintings of Rez Williams, known for his striking paintings of New Bedford fishing boats.

Gallery openings

Vineyard Artisans Festival 10 am–2 pm, Grange Hall, West Tisbury.

Boston College holds hockey clinic at MV Arena

Three members of the Boston College Eagles Ice Hockey team came to the Vineyard to conduct a clinic for the MV Mites and Squirts last weekend.

Sports Highlights

Four of the 765 stalwarts who completed the Third Nantucket Sprint Triathlon, Saturday, were Vineyarders.

Oak Bluffs summer basketball heats up

Four games were scheduled, but only two were completed in a rain-shortened Oak Bluffs Summer League basketball slate, Tuesday night at Niantic Park.

Women’s softball make up rain outs

Tuesday was make up night for the Women's Softball League at Tisbury's War Veterans Memorial Park.

Men’s Monday softball

In the Men's Summer Softball League Monday triple header, the Hurricanes ran away from the Treds, literally, 30-4.

MV Sharks attack

Hero of the day, again, was the Sharks leadoff batter, Robbie Zinsmeister of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Farm Neck Club Champions

Elmer Silva of Tisbury defeated Gary BenDavid of Oak Bluffs, 4 and 3 in the Championship Flight at the Farm Neck Golf Club's Championship tournament, last weekend.

Tax house rentals. Solve town money problems

Watching all the consternation about funding for everything from towns to charities, my observations always end up with the same question.

Memorializing an indispensible physician

March 6, 2012 will mark the fifteenth anniversary of the death of Robert W.

How we sank the debt limit in the deep blue sea

This is Thursday, so maybe the debt crisis has been solved.

Your help needed

I would love to talk about how Lisa Scannell, known to many as Lisa BenDavid, is a dedicated member of the Martha's Vineyard equine community, about how her passion and discipline is contagious, or how knowledge of all things horse-related is never ending.

Sources of pollution?

I found it odd that in the two

Farewell to Roger

I had the pleasure and honor to have known Roger Ross and worked with him house painting for six years.

Scouting, still alive and well here

As I looked about, while passing time on a recent ferry crossing, I couldn't help but notice one of the returning Island sports teams, not enthused and reveling over their recent victory, but to almost a person, engrossed in silent communication on their cellular phones.

Efficient and caring

On July 19, while visiting my uncle in Vineyard Haven, I slipped as I was transferring from a chair to my wheelchair and slid to the floor.

Saving a helpful service

It was a great pleasure to read that Wayne Lamson and the Steamship Authority are not going to close the