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Martha’s Vineyard Community Notes

The Martha's Vineyard Peace Council will hold a public sunrise service at the Gay Head lighthouse at 6 am, Tuesday, August 6 to remember the Hiroshima bombing.

Edgartown’s Cow Bay Beach is an example of a winning partnership

Cow Bay residents helped fund the dredging of Sengekontacket pond to improve water quality and reaped some of the rewards.

Marshall Islands teen makes Martha’s Vineyard her new home

Her quest for more education inspired a teen's long-distance move from the Marshall Islands.

Comic opera, singing sensations bring magic to Featherstone

Eve Gigliotti stars in "L'italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers)."

Dreamland hosts hit songwriter Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar

You may not recognize his name, but "Kootch" is the man behind some of the greatest songwriting of the 1970's.

Two “Vermont Westerns” at Martha’s Vineyard Film Center

Not many stories include grandparents as developed and complex characters but Craven's "Northern Borders" does just that.

Workshop focuses on both business and craft of writing

The workshop will be led by authors John Hough Jr. and Matthew Frederick, and literary agent Sorche Fairbank.

Lauren Greenfield documents youth culture

This week's film include "THIN," "Hannah Arendt," and "This Is Our Island."

Laugh with comedian Lenny Clarke and friends at Flatbread

A no-holds-barred night of comedy with one of Martha's Vineyard's funniest people.

A reader’s dream: The Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival

25+ authors, including several Vineyard residents, talk all things books this Saturday and Sunday.

Maceo Parker brings his funky groove to Flatbread

The funk icon saxophonist and his band play Friday, August 2, out at the airport.

Vineyard Gynecology relocates to Woodland Center in Tisbury

Dr. Terry Kriedman, Ob-Gyn, moves from West Tisbury.

Stop & Shop expansion plan returns to the MVC Thursday

The Martha's Vineyard Commission public hearing is expected to once again focus on Vineyard Haven traffic.

Shark Tourney the result of poor leadership in town

Truly an act of poor leadership continues as Oak Bluffs performs again in its three-ring circus.

Then and now in swordfish

Thirty years ago this coming Saturday, August 3, Whit Manter and I, with guests Paul Moyer and Vern Laux, aboard the 26-foot Super Sea Saw, landed one thousand five hundred and seventy-six pounds of harpooned swordfish at Menemsha.

‘The Vineyard’ – a ‘washashore’s’ perspective

My wife's family has been coming the Vineyard for 16-plus years.

Insulting TV detritus

After slogging through about half of the Black Dog "infomercial" known as ABC's The Vineyarders, I must say this is the one of the worst pieces of entertainment I've ever seen on television (or anywhere else).

It’s possible to be smart and green

The state's Green Communities Act has increased the cost of electricity to Massachusetts residential and business ratepayers.

The Fair is the end-of-summer signal, just two weeks away

Then there's the Wilson County, Tennessee fair with contests for decorating skateboards and text messaging.