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Rafaela M.

Relaxed and friendly Chilmark Flea Market

Now in its fifth decade, the Chilmark Flea Market attracts vendors and shoppers from all over the Island.

To Hospital Harry

To some, I'm sure it may sound silly:I once named a hawk Windemere Willie.

Annually, Oak Bluffs remembers Della Hardman, fondly

Della Hardman was a painter, photographer, poet, weaver, potter, educator, and radio host. And Oak Bluffs is determined to remember, and honor, her.

Poison ivy challenges Martha’s Vineyard naturalists

Exploring outdoors on the Island often means contact with poison ivy. Respect the vine and the misery it can impart.

Cool, clear, and Kate: celebrating Vineyard House

With the Atlantic as a backdrop, 400 Islanders turned out to support Vineyard House at the 14th annual Water Tasting by the Sea.

Writers speak out for the West Tisbury library

Writers and West Tisbury seem to go together, and now the former are going to bat for the library in the latter.

Martha’s Vineyard singers join global choir

Where do you come with an idea like this: recruiting 15,000,000 people around the world to sing the same song on the same day?

A Rwandan refugee renounces revenge, embraces forgiveness

Joseph Sebarenzi lost his parents and seven siblings to the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. Now he's dedicated his life to forgiveness and reconciliation.

West Tisbury farmer spots coyote harassing chickens

A West Tisbury farmer said he and others spotted and heard a lone coyote several times in the last week harrassing livestock.

Sports Highlights

As the days dwindled down to a precious few in what remained of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League season, the Martha's Vineyard Sharks made a move on the Torrington Titans, challenging them for second place and a spot in the playoffs with the Nashua Silver Knights in the race for the title.

Cancer Support Tennis Tourney a smashing success

Farm Neck and Vineyard Youth Tennis hosted the Martha's Vineyard Open, held July 29-31, to benefit the MV Cancer Support Group.

Women’s softball playoffs begin

Scoring four times in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Creamers beat the Rug Sox in the first game of a twin bill, Tuesday, at the War Veterans Memorial Park.

Nutmeg State runner wins the tenth Scoops

Four hundred eleven runners completed the Vineyard Scoops 5K Tour of Edgartown on a hot and humid Sunday morning last weekend.

Dirty drilling

The EPA, under court order, had to issue new air pollution standards for oil and gas exploration and production.

No more shark tourney

Upon seeing the disturbing image of the dead shark hanging from a hook in last week's paper covering the monster shark tournament (July 28,

Who’s the monster?

Public spectacles like the annual

Above and beyond

I have to thank publicly the Steamship Authority for their willingness to go out of their way to help all us folks making our way to the Vineyard.

Clearing up some confusion

To the Editor:It has come to our attention that articles about the recent sale of the Field Gallery and the Maley property in West Tisbury have caused some confusion.