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Weekly Update – Happy Thanksgiving! November 24

Looking for things to do with your family and friends after the Thanksgiving feast? You're at the right place.

Ukeles draw new and proficient musicians to Featherstone

Sometimes not taken so seriously, ukuleles can make serious music for those looking for serious fun.

VNA hires new home health aide coordinator

The Vineyard Nursing Association (VNA) announced the appointment of Amy Custis as the agency's new Home Health Aide Coordinator.

1991 Vineyard state champs receive their due.

Players from the 1991 Martha's Vineyard Regional High School state championship football team finally recieved their rings, Friday night, at the pre-Island Cup alumni dinner at the high school cafeteria.

Martha’s Vineyard 8th grade girls outscore basketball rivals

Martha's Vineyard's 8th grade girls basketball team played in the Kim Craft Tournament at Falmouth Academy last weekend and won all three of their games.

Vineyard runners make strong showing at state meet

Saturday, November 16, the MVRHS boys and girls cross country teams competed in the Massachusetts All State Cross Country finals at Franklin Park, Boston.

Sports highlights

The annual Oak Bluffs 5k Turkey Trot Thanksgiving day race takes off from the OB Police Station at 8:30 am.

Anita W. Vivian

Anita "Tita" Willis Vivian died peacefully at her home in Vineyard Haven on Monday evening, November 21, surrounded by her family and caregivers.

Envisioning a community we hadn’t imagined

The personal income of Islanders comes from a variety of sources and pays a lot of bills.

Thanksgiving’s challenge in these parlous times

In these parlous times, we find ourselves gathering, like our European forebears did nearly four centuries ago, with no sure sense of what lies ahead.

Driver cited in three-car accident on State Road

Tisbury police closed State Road Friday, November 18, following a three-vehicle accident at Mayflower Lane.

Report of a paring knife on Edgartown School bus prompts swift action

Edgartown School and police officials reacted quickly last Thursday morning to a report that a child on a school bus was in possession of a knife.

Unhappy with Oak Bluffs search, two committee members resign

Unhappy with a process that provides a clear path for interim town administrator Bob Whritenour, two members of the seven-member screening committee charged with presenting selectmen with final candidates for the job of Oak Bluffs town administrator resigned.

Edgartown selectmen sign off on $400,000 to affordable buydown

The Edgartown Affordable Housing Trust tries a new way to create affordable housing.

Up-Island must wait a little longer for improved wireless service

Can you hear me now? The startup date for a two-town distributed antennae system (DAS) project, expected to provide reliable wireless service to Chilmark and Aquinnah, has been pushed back from January 1 to sometime in March.

Water Alliance and MVC host talk on nitrogen reduction in ponds

The Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) and the Martha's Vineyard Water Alliance will co-sponsor a presentation on alternative strategies to reduce nitrogen in coastal ponds at 5 pm, Tuesday, November 30 at the Howes House in West Tisbury.

Two week deer shotgun hunting season begins Monday

While risk to non-hunters is minimal, public safety officials advise people entering wooded areas to exercise caution and wear blaze orange.

Gatchell Family lights up season of giving Thursday night

The display is meant to delight the community but also serves as the centerpiece of an annual food drive for the Island Food Pantry.