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Noteworthy events on Martha’s Vineyard

The Grace Episcopal Church Christmas Fair this Saturday, Dec.

Martha’s Vineyard’s tireless Rob Myers follows a positive path

"My ultimate goal is to be able, on my own, to get 200 people in a room to get up and dance their asses off to a song," said Mr. Myers recently.

Lovingkindness Gift Show benefits Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard

Set up in Patricia Cliggott's West Tisbury home, the show is inspiring and intriguing, a peaceful haven in a busy shopping season.

Gift ideas for him and her on Martha’s Vineyard

From tackle shops to Tisbury's 12 Days of Christmas, shop-portunities abound on the Vineyard during the holidays.

Enchanted Chocolates: A sweet treat from Martha’s Vineyard

The Oak Bluffs chocolate company introduces the Dark Vader and Nutty Islander chocolate bars just in time for the holidays.

Stocking stuffers and other fun gifts

The Fortune Quahog is a Book Den East exclusive gift.

Essays of former MVRHS students included in textbook

They are the first students in the entire history of MVRHS to have essays published in a textbook Dan Sharkovitz said

Reel Picks: More on movies playing this week

The screenplay is by Tom Stoppard from the Tolstoy novel of the same name that sits near the top of most people's best books of all time lists.

Oak Bluffs

Because I don't get into downtown Oak Bluffs too frequently now that my mail is delivered to the house, I have missed seeing some old friends that used to greet me.


Christmas Tea includes sandwiches and cookies at the First Baptist Church Parish House this Saturday from 2 to 4 pm.


Reaching out to your neighbors who might not be surrounded by family and loved ones during the holiday season is something good neighbors always do.


You all know I get a bit grumpy this time of year when we're deep into December and I have yet to see a single snowflake.


Well there's no getting around it, the next couple of weeks are all about the holidays.

West Tisbury

My first column was around this time of year in 2004.

Us and the shellfish

Christmas is a time for sharing, and with that in mind, it's been a holiday tradition for me to share with you my obsession with all things shellfish.

Ought to be front page news

There is some news that I think we should make front page for everyone.

There’s a better way

As a member of the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury, I was dismayed and disappointed by the Letter to the Editor [

But, this land is needed for sewage plant exansion

I see the town of Oak Bluffs is going to dedicate the unused property at the Leonardo site to Little League use, only so they can entice the other towns to help cover the $250,000 it's going to cost to build the fields.

Why would they say no? They don’t

There are splashier fundraising events, whose needs, goals, and success — the new Martha's Vineyard Hospital, the new Y, the annual support for Martha's Vineyard Community Services come to mind — are astounding for the generosity and commitment of donors and organizers.

What we will miss

"You don't know what you've got till it's gone," as the saying goes, really captures the essence of what is about to happen to WMVY, the Island's radio station.