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Of Faith: Vineyard Baptists consider a crossroads

The feeling of this space, built shortly after the great fire of 1883, is Victorian, which is to say solid, traditional, and respectable.

Photos: Making centerpieces at Morrice Florist

Attendees tried their hands at arranging greens with decorative berries, ornaments, and more to make the fun table accessory.

Ulysses Lear “” a blessed man

See a small selection of the well-known Oak Bluffs resident's handiwork, currently on display in the main lobby of the Oak Bluffs Library.

Noteworthy events

Though it's nearing the end of the month, there are still a few days left to see Bill Buckley's art exhibit at the Vineyard Haven Library.

Last minute gift ideas

The last push is upon us for gift shopping. Here are some sales, deals, and ideas.

Snacks for Santa

One of the most important questions lingering on Christmas Eve is: what to leave for Santa Claus?

Reel Picks

Steven Spielberg's animated adaptation of the Belgian action-adventure comic strip about Tintin, the boy reporter who teams up with Captain Haddock, bounding around and searching for lost treasure in nonstop action.

Making happiness: Chicken Soup a helpful recipe for Vineyard writer

"I've been writing since I was a little kid. I think writers write because they have to, regardless of whether or not it's published." - Donna Paulson.

Tisbury Business Association announces holiday raffle winners

The Tisbury Business Association (TBA) holiday raffle winners are May Johnson, who got her lucky ticket from the Toy Box and won the $500 grand prize; second place winner Linda LaBrie, who got her ticket at Brickman's and won a $50 Rainy Day gift certificate; and third-place winner Leslie Mackinnon, who got her ticket at LeRoux at Home and won a $25 Brickman's gift certificate.

Sweet suite of teddy bears raise money for Boys & Girls Club

Some may have outgrown their teddy bears, but kids who go to the Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls Clubs can thank some fuzzy friends for a holiday gift to the organization's popular after-school educational program "Power Hour.

VNA announces addition of Island-grown nurse to staff

The Vineyard Nursing Association (VNA) announced the appointment of Katie Ferreira to the nursing staff.

MVCS announces new director of development

Martha's Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) announced that Kathleen "KJ" Johnson is the community organization's new director of development, responsible for providing strategic direction and management to its fundraising and marketing efforts.

Vineyard Hockey players stuff a bus with Food Pantry donations

Hockey players from Martha's Vineyard Regional High School report that their "stuff a bus" project to benefit the Island Food Pantry was a jam-packed success the weekend of December 16-18.

Alcoholics Anonymous meeting site moved

The location of the Wednesday night Alcoholics Anonymous women's step meeting has been temporarily changed from the First Congregational Church on State Road in West Tisbury to the Howes House across the street, effective January 4.

SSA members renew Park ‘n Ride deal

The Steamship Authority (SSA) members have agreed to renew the boatline's agreement with Tisbury and the Martha's Vineyard Regional Transit Authority (VTA) to fund shuttle service between the Vineyard Haven Terminal and the Tisbury Park 'n Ride lot for 2012.

Martha’s Vineyard District Court Report

Torbelly Assis, Edgartown; DOB 12/15/88, negligent operation of motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, speeding: continued to pretrial conference.

Cape and Islands senator endorses single-payer health care

Five years after redrawing the lines in the national health care debate, Beacon Hill is looking at new reforms, closely studying payment system plans to lower costs and examining a government-controlled single-payer model.

Aquinnah needs firefighters

As the New Year approaches, the Aquinnah fire department finds itself in a near-crisis, with the sudden resignation of the acting fire chief earlier this month, effective Dec.

Chilmark balks over state estuaries project

Chilmark selectmen on Tuesday took aim at the Massachusetts Estuaries Project, a state study to assess the health of coastal salt ponds.