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This week begins the great February exodus that happens every year.

Oak Bluffs

Asteriods, meteors, snow blizzards and winds, oh my! What is next? The only other thing I will mention about the weather is that my daughter-in-law called me from Australia on Sunday to tell me the temperature there in Perth has been between 101 and 105 degrees this past week.


These snow storms every weekend have been pretty, but the lovely scenic look does not last very long.

West Tisbury

Another snowy Sunday, happily housebound.


I have had a sick child at home for the last couple of weeks.

Six great Northeast college towns

Everyone knows about Boston and Amherst; here are a few more great college towns worth an overnight.

Tips for the college trip

A guide to making college tours easier, and a lot more fun.

Martha’s Vineyard District Court report

Jesse James Smith, Vineyard Haven; DOB 2/7/84, assault and battery: guilty – six months in the house of correction, 14 days to serve with balance suspended, placed on probation for two years, must pay $50 VW and $65 PSF; intimidating a witness: dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth.


Harper L.


David Billings and Toni Hanover of Oak Bluffs are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jaime Lynn Billings, to Jason Taylor Schwab, son of David and Rhoda Schwab of Vineyard Haven.

Academic Honors

Cody Coutinho of Chilmark at Merrimack College in North Andover.

Poets Corner: Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt I picked up the dictionary today. You say: Where can treasure be found between pages bound with words of printed sound? I say: The properties of ink might well wash...

Tisbury students use drama to step back in history

Abigail Adams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Anne Hutchinson and women from the Salem witchcraft trails were among those studied.

For Ralph Friedman, to and fro on the ferry will end

After 13,500 hours on the ferry, the Island educator said he will miss the shared experience with his fellow commuters.

In the face of a blizzard resourceful couple says, I do

Griffin Hughes and Morgan Douglas weren't about to let a blizzard interrupt their trip to the altar.

Islanders shed locks for a good cause

Last Thursday, Tisbury School students and teachers Rita Jeffers and Alice Robinson shed their locks at Maggie's Salon in Vineyard Haven for a good cause.

Featured favorites: 5 most defining novels of the 20th century

"Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad – Traveling up the Congo River, transporting ivory, Marlowe becomes intrigued with investigating Kurtz, an ivory agent.