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“Island Cup” chronicles the Nantucket-Vineyard football rivalry

James Sullivan's book "Island Cup," is the story of the Nantucket-Martha's Vineyard football rivalry.

Shark Tournament was a monster block party

Hundreds of onlookers on land and on the sea crowded around the scales to catch a glimpse of a shark. But not everyone was thrilled by the sight.

When food and water run out, resourcefulness can save the day

If you are new to growing some of your food, you are discovering that success requires a daily commitment of time, observation, and close inspection.

X-rays are helpful diagnostic tools, but they can be misleading

It was still likely that a fish bone, or similar item, swallowed at the beach that day was the source of Sito's troubles.

Working from home: Customs attorney Jeff Meeks

West Tisbury is home and office for customs attorney Jeffrey Meeks who has found a way to work off-Island from the Island.

Martha’s Vineyard Bridge Club results

The Thursday, July 19, Island Bridge Club (IBC) game, sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL), saw Mollie Whalen and partner Joe Ashcroft take first place overall with a 65.

Martha’s Vineyard Community Notes

V-MAP (Vineyard Men for Abuse Prevention) will stand on the seawall adjacent to the Lagoon Pond drawbridge from 11 am to 3 pm, Saturday, July 28, to take a stand against abuse of women.


Elizabeth Forns Oak Bluffs and Christopher McMahon, both of Oak Bluffs, married on June 23 at the Sailing Camp in Oak Bluffs.


Jessica and Afonso Arantes of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of their son, Guto Arantes, on July 21 at Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

Academic Honors

Bess Child of West Tisbury received a Master of Social Work from the School of Social Work at Simmons College in Boston.


Julie Coleman shares that she is raring to go for her first organized women's walking group expedition at Great Rock Bight on Friday at 9:30.


Well, July is passing quickly, and at times it has felt more like August between the heat and the crowds.


I was assured that turkeys don't like pinwheels.

Oak Bluffs

Almost half over, by the time you read this.

West Tisbury

There is no West Tisbury column this week.


Well, that was just a weekend of perfect beach weather.

Emergency services facility impasse frustrates Tisbury selectmen

It was not just the heat that had several people hot under the collar at the Tisbury selectmen's meeting Tuesday night.

Helen Sigelman

Helen Sigelman died Wednesday, July 25, at Windemere, her home for the last several years of her life on Martha's Vineyard.

Sports highlights

The NCAA Division One national champion Boston College Eagles will be back on the Vineyard, August 6–9, at the Martha's Vineyard Arena for a Mites and Bantams hockey clinic.