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Photos: “Martha’s Vineyard Nutcracker” delights Island audiences

With video from Saturday's performance - going behind the scenes with dancers just an hour before the show.

Shopping at heart of Christmas in Edgartown

This year is the 30th annual celebration and in respect for this milestone there's more to do, along with bigger store savings than ever before.

Christmas in Edgartown edibles

It's time for Christmas in Edgartown, what Coastal Living magazine listed as one of their Top 10 Holiday Celebrations.

Reel Picks

Harold (John Cho), married, suburban, and upwardly mobile broker, and unemployed stoner BFF Kumar (Kal Penn) are at it for the third time in this hodge-podge sequel that among other things includes Ukrainian gangsters, a burning Christmas tree, animated versions of them, lots of dope, and a musical extravaganza by Neil Patrick Harris.

Academic Honors

Margaret Hibbard of Edgartown at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia.

Which smartphone is right for you?

Even as technological improvements are introduced constantly and nothing stays the same for long, here are some guidelines for new smartphones.

Edo Potter of Edgartown wins 2011 Spirit of the Vineyard Award

She's worked tirelessly for half a century to preserve the feeling of the Island when she first came here in the 1930s.

What wild creatures eat determines much of their behavior

It's not too much of a stretch to say that an ecological system is nothing more than the sum of the eating that goes on within it.

From Martha’s Vineyard to Finland, learning about the world

A college student from the Island is introduced to the world in much of its variety while studying abroad for a semester.

A winning recipe at the Kale Festival

Combining three local ingredients "” kale, cranberries, and feta cheese "” this recipe combines freshness and great taste.

First annual Kale Festival on Martha’s Vineyard

Fruits get festivals, saints and ethnic groups too. So why not celebrate kale, good for you and tasty, if you know how to prepare it.

Weddings/Engagements

Ryan Christopher Pierce and Lynn Cannata Mondani were married in an evening ceremony on June 25, 2011 at the Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station in Haddam, Conn.

Teen center at YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard opens Saturday

A nomad no more, the teen center finally has a large, modern, centrally located home "” and it's permanent.

Births

Leroy K.

Hockey players plan food drive for the Island Food Pantry

To repay the community for the support they get, MVRHS boys hockey players will run an ambitious food drive next weekend.

The law makes service dogs welcome

In regard to the Letter to the Editor by

A fist bump for thanks

To the town of Oak Bluffs Health Department, Shirley Fauteux, and Colleen Morris, your timely, concerned, and helpful response to my complaint about the smell coming from discarded scallop shells and deer carcasses at the foot of Medeiros Cove is appreciated.

Protect our oceans and the sharks in them

We at the Shark Free Marinas Initiative (SFMI) applaud the efforts of the Vineyarders Against Shark Tournaments to bring the Martha's Vineyard community together in support of sharks inhabiting the waters of New England.

Teen scold says 3,000 square feet is enough

I've sent this letter to the Martha's Vineyard Commission.

Utility pole profusion

It was a little over four weeks ago in Vineyard Haven where what did appear on the lower part of Spring Street but brand [new] NSTAR utility poles right by the existing ones.