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Author David McCullough is Boston Chamber’s keynote speaker

Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough of West Tisbury was the keynote speaker at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting and dinner on May 3 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, attended by more than 1,600 people.


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Welcome back, Mike

Welcome back to West Tisbury School, Michael Halt.

Gratitude for prayers and help

By the time this letter is published, tomorrow will be my daughter, Lyla-James Jones's, first birthday, and I would like to give a huge thank-you to this Island community.

The expensive, protected moths of Martha’s Vineyard

Some have whimsically lyrical names, like the Chain Dot Geometer, the Slender Clearwing Sphinx and Gerhard's Underwing.

Oak Bluffs wastewater customers get a break on overdue bills

Oak Bluffs tax collector Cheryll Sashin explained this week that she has delayed filing liens against 30 residents or businesses that are delinquent on wastewater charges owed to the town.

Summer camps on Martha’s Vineyard

Summer is right around the corner and kids are likely already counting down the time until summer starts.

Vineyard Harbor Motel celebrates change in management

The Vineyard Harbor Motel, located on Beach Road a short walk from the Steamship Authority Vineyard Haven terminal, celebrated its reopening under new management Friday afternoon with an open house and the lively Fiesta del Norte Miriachi band.

Stop and Shop purchases earn Shell gas discounts

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company and Shell recently announced the expansion of Stop & Shop's Gas Rewards program to customers across New England.

Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Transactions April 25–29, 2011

April 25, Doris Jean Lockhart sold Lot 4 Hancock Beach to Howard Altman, trustee of Three Sycamores Trust for $450,000.

Vineyard Nursing opens on Nantucket and plans new office here

The Vineyard Nursing Association (VNA), doing business as the Nantucket Visiting Nurses Association, began providing home health care services on Nantucket, effective May 2.

BlueBoat Vintage trunk show today

Leslie Myers, of BlueBoat Vintage, is holding a trunk show and sale of her jewelry at State Road Restaurant in West Tisbury today, May 18, from 5 to 8 pm.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “Bomber”

A family road trip turns into a disaster of comic — if hardly epic — proportions in the British comedy, "Bomber," playing at the Katharine Cornell Theatre on Saturday, May 14, with the Martha's Vineyard Film Society.

“Jumping the Broom” set on Martha’s Vineyard

Oak Bluffs as we don't know it. Maggie Gates, summer Oak Bluffs resident, reviews the new film about the black Vineyard experience.

Urban survival – a former street kid explains how

Read this book. And, guaranteed, you'll want to meet the author.

Sports Highlights

Tuesday, for the second day in a row, the high school baseball team's game at Chatham was postponed, due to wet grounds, and rescheduled for Thursday.

Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Network announces grant winners

Martha's Vineyard Women's Network (MVWN), a women's business group, will award $2,500 grants each to Holly Bellebuono, director of Vineyard Herbs Teas & Apothecary, and the Martha's Vineyard Arts and Culture Collaborative, Ann Smith, chairman.

Tisbury, Oak Bluffs inventory heavy equipment for emergency use

In preparation for the 2011 hurricane season, emergency management directors (EMD) Richard Townes of Tisbury and Peter Martell of Oak Bluffs are asking for information this month from businesses and individuals that own heavy equipment.

Fantasy sports flourish on Martha’s Vineyard

Imagine you own a baseball team with present-day versions of Williams, DiMaggio, and Mays patrolling the same outfield — or Aaron, Musial, and Mantle.