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Oak Bluffs

What a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend we were given.

West Tisbury

The sun finally came out.


With whom should I speak, in an attempt to educate and redirect these social prejudices? I'm seeking the individual who writes for "This Week Martha's Vineyard," issue 171, [Published by Vineyard Vacations] that is littering the streets of this fine community, in this great land we call America.

Photos: Memorial Day Weekend nightlife on the Vineyard

There were plenty of places to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in and around Oak Bluffs and Edgartown.

Martha’s Vineyard LAX girls pass first playoff test, lose second

Seeded 15th, the Martha's Vineyard girls' lacrosse team hosted the Green Wave of Abington, seeded 20 in the MIAA Division 2 preliminary round, Friday.

American, National All-Stars split Little League twin-bill

The National League teams defeated the American League teams in the Major League half of Sunday's All Stars double-header at Veira Park, Oak Bluffs, in a game marked by effective pitching and fielding, 2-1.

Family Planning Art Show brings out Island Talent

Last weekend's annual Friends of Family Planning Art Show included a wide variety of art in all media.

Rhododendrons, azaleas, weigela, late lilacs – all showing off

This has been a wonderful year for rhododendrons, the plants appearing to be at capacity for numbers of flower trusses.

Vineyard authors get the odds on bookmaking

Tracy Thorpe had every reason to be nervous last Saturday morning.

Tiffany Smalley of Aquinnah reprises a Harvard commencement

For the first time in 346 years, a Wampanoag from the Island has earned a B.A. from Harvard University, which simultaneously righted an old wrong.

SSA launces smart phone ap

The Steamship Authority (SSA) announced a new mobile website developed for use with smartphones that include the iPhone, Android, and Blackberry.

Wampanoag Tribe would use grant to heal Menemsha Pond

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service awards a grant to the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) to develop a cooperative management plan for Menemsha Pond.

NOAA advises beachgoers to leave seals alone

May and June are peak months for harbor seals to give birth along the Northeastern coast.

Vineyard Special Olympians excel in Mashpee

Four athletes from Martha's Vineyard Regional High School competed in the fifth annual Special Olympics of Massachusetts South Sectional (SOMA) Cape Cod School Day Games, held at Mashpee High School last Friday.

Fishermen navigate new licensing regulations

This fishing season, with some exceptions, anyone who wets a line must hold a Massachusetts saltwater fishing permit.

Il Tesoro takes a bite out of the Big Apple

Chef AJ Black, owner and restaurateur of IL Tesoro at the Terrace in Edgartown and IL Tesoro Ristorante Sanibel Island, announced that he will be opening on the upper east side of Manhattan in September, according to a press release.

West Tisbury beats Edgartown for interschool softball title

The West Tisbury softball team claimed the Vineyard's interscholastic championship by defeating Oak Bluffs, 8-6, to qualify for the finals versus Edgartown, then claimed the spoils by downing the Eagles, 10-6.


Memorial Day weekend has passed, the summer has officially begun.

New Yorker wins annual Martha’s Vineyard Memorial Day 5K

Four hundred-thirty-two runners completed the annual Oak Bluffs Memorial Day 5K road race Sunday on Martha's Vineyard.


Was it not just yesterday that I was looking forward to the snow? And now here we are in June.