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Summer is supposed to be a relaxing, quiet time, but we know better, don't we? We all work so hard in the spring so everything will look so inviting, with our yards, houses, the stores and especially the parks, but then we're too busy to notice.


Let freedom ring! Did you happen to be on Main Street at 2 o'clock on the Fourth? Visitors and Islanders were delighted when the shopkeepers, on behalf of the Tisbury Business Association, emerged from their doors at 2 pm to ring assorted bells to mark America's birthday.


Well, lighting a match under you folks certainly worked.


Just after the 4th of July, I received the following message in my inbox: Michelle Laurie, our assistant librarian since July 2006, and a regular visitor since 1997, died in Wayland from multiple brain tumors, on Friday afternoon, July 1, just a year after she first became ill.


A memorial service and headstone unveiling for Claus Buchthal will be held Friday, July 15, at 4 pm at Abel's Hill Cemetery.

Wampanoag Tribe joins legal battle to block Cape Wind

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head said it has filed a lawsuit to block a wind farm in Nantucket Sound.

Chilmark officially reopened rebuilt Menemsha dock Tuesday

One year ago roaring flames destroyed the Menemsha town dock. On Tuesday, Chilmark officially opened a new dock in its place.

Governor Patrick signs $30.6 billion state budget; no new taxes

Gov. Deval Patrick on Monday signed a $30.6 billion annual state budget, a spending blueprint featuring government reforms and no new taxes.

Tisbury, Seaver Construction still at odds on ESF issues

While Tisbury and Seaver Construction hash out an agreement on fixes for the new emergency services facility, penalty charges mount at $1,000 a day.

Outdoor entertainment on Martha’s Vineyard

From music in Owen Park to outdoor films at the Tabernacle, people of all ages are guaranteed an enjoyable evening on a starry Vineyard night.

The young nation’s best and brightest go to Paris

"The Greater Journey," David McCullough's latest, is a grand panoramic tour of an era that might have been called the American Enlightenment.

PigPen Theatre Co. casts spell at The Yard

PigPen presents witty twists on the standard stock of fables and myths this weekend and next at The Yard.

Noteworthy events

On the afternoon of Wednesday, July 20, Edgartown Public Library is hosting a Harry Potter Party for children of all ages in honor of the final Harry Potter movie release.

Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society starts season

This past Monday and Tuesday, MVCMS opened up their 41st annual concert season with a unique and spellbinding show. Two new shows are July 18 & 19.

Yuliana Kim-Grant’s “A Shred of Hope”

The author's first novel begins in the present with a nutcase fatally shooting a 30-something biracial married couple in a New York subway.

The MV Times asks: What is the one “good eat” all should try?

Vineyard folk suggest their favorite places to eat, each worth a visit.

Playing with fire: Martina Fajkuska lights up the Vineyard

The 33-year-old Czech Republic native has taught herself how to dance with fire in performances that are dramatic and beautiful.

Portuguese-American Feast honors benevolence & tradition

The annual Portuguese Feast is this weekend, July 16 and 17, at the P-A Club in Oak Bluffs.

Upcoming screenings at Vineyard film groups

Three very different films, each putting a face on the complex world of the Middle East, will play on-Island in the coming week.


Nicol Martinique Carvalho of Edgartown and Brian Matthew Peer of Danville, Calif.