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Martha’s Vineyard Commission approves new grocery store plan

The Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) voted unanimously on May 5, to approve a proposal for a new "Trader Joe's"-style market on the corner of State Road and High Point Lane in Vineyard Haven, not far from Cronig's Market.

Martha’s Vineyard softballers bedevil Chatham, down Brighton

The Martha's Vineyard varsity softball team surged over the 500-mark with a pair of emphatic non-league victories last week.

Martha’s Vineyard girls’ tennis team blanks Chatham 5-0

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School girls' tennis team improved to 7-1 on the season with a 5-0 shutout over Chatham, Monday in Oak Bluffs.

Martha’s Vineyard boys’ travel soccer teams remain unbeaten

The Martha's Vineyard United Under-12, U-14, and U-16 boys soccer squads each remained unbeaten over the weekend.

Bird species come and go on Martha’s Vineyard over time

A phrase like "the bird life of Martha's Vineyard" projects a certain grandeur and sense of permanence.

Featherstone’s Fashion Show and Tea Party

It seemed like it was ladies' day at Featherstone Saturday, May 7, as more than 200 guests, almost all women, enjoyed the Garden Tea Party and Fashion Show that kicked off the annual Art of Flowers show.

Edith M.G. Hurd

Edith Marie Germane Hurd, a Vineyard Haven resident and businesswoman since 1990, died on May 4, 2011, in Falmouth from pneumonia after earlier surgery for a broken hip.


Look at these young people who are willing to serve as delegates to the 2011 Youth Leadership Summit for Sustainable Development.

Martha’s Vineyard walkers take on cancer

Cruising around the Island these few precious May days, one tends to see a lot of pink.

Chilmark PTO hosts clothing swap at West Tisbury School

The Chilmark School PTO's semi-annual kid's clothing swap was held this past Saturday in front of the West Tisbury School.

Third Wheel Happy store opens in Edgartown

There is a new store in Edgartown, Wheel Happy Bicycle Shop, which opened its doors this past Monday and will stay open seven days a week from 9 am to 5 pm (with additional hours added sometime in June).


While spring seems to be bursting out all over the Island, there are still spots of gray up in Aquinnah.

Photos: Cinco de Mayo at Edgartown Sharky’s

Sharky's Cantina kept up with tradition this year with its Cinco de Mayo party in Edgartown on Thursday, May 5.


I hope all you mamas had a nice weekend.

Makeovers from Macy’s

On Friday, May 6, a team of skincare specialists came to the Island from Macy's Hyannis and gave free makeovers at the Mansion House in Vineyard Haven.

Martha’s Vineyard decoy sets new auction record

Benjamin Warren Pease was a builder, fisherman, farmer, and decoy carver from Chappaquiddick who lived for about 15 years in Oak Bluffs.

Oak Bluffs

Well the town is "in the pink," and many other colors, as most of the spring-flowering trees and shrubs are at their peak this time of year.

Based on his experience, roundabout is a bad idea

Though I have written a thousand Letters to the Editor in my head, never before have I put one to paper.