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Reel Picks: More on movies playing on Martha’s Vineyard this week

A funny film about a credit-card scammer and a straight-laced executive who becomes a victim of her fraud.

“Betrayed! on Martha’s Vineyard” is back

See the show during two performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at the Harbor View Hotel.

Vineyard writers read their work at Bunch of Grapes

ACE MV students, under the tutelage of Nancy Aronie and Cynthia Riggs, will read their work this Saturday.

Noteworthy events coming up on Martha’s Vineyard

From a breakfast social to new art at the WorkOut and Tennis Center.

Family Dance-O-Rama is Saturday, and a bit on apple history

Weekend happenings include a satirical comedy show, an all-ages dance party, and an apple history talk at Polly Hill Arboretum.

Martha’s Vineyard, Wareham to meet in boys hoops South final

The Vineyarders reached a second consecutive South sectional final by surviving a fourth quarter rally to beat Medway, 70-60, at Taunton High School.

Playoff exits for Martha’s Vineyard girls hoopsters, icemen

The girls lost 49-35 at home to Norwell, while the boys skated to a 3-0 lead, only to see the Franklin roar back with four unanswered goals.

Lakers hold off Heat, face Suns in RCBL finals

The RCBL will have a new king this season as the two time defending champion Heat fell to the Lakers, 104-100, in game three of the semifinals.

Sports highlights

Two members of the boys MVRHS state championship team will play a tennis exhibition at Vineyard Youth Tennis on Friday evening, March 8, at 5:30 pm.

Jeffrey A. Lunn

Jeffrey Alan Lunn, 60, of Falmouth, formerly of Oak Bluffs, died on February 2, at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton after a long illness.

Island teachers get first reports under new review system

A new educator evaluation system mandated by the state seems likely to provoke some concern by teachers, superintendent says.

Ultimately, immunization is a question for parents

In regards to the February 27 article [Draft immunization policy puts Island school nurses on same page], there are many thoughtful, intelligent parents on this Island and elsewhere who regard the question of immunization seriously and seek to inform themselves on the subject.

Historical Perspective: Vineyard militia captures a British ship

Hauling supplies to British forces at Boston, Captain Orrok grounded on Nantucket Shoals. His Vineyard rescuers/captors didn't show him a good time.

The Vineyard is being re-mapped; flood insurance rates may change

New FEMA maps will redefine flood zones using the latest high-tech methods.

No Curves ahead, as franchise ends for fitness club owners

Nine years, 1,000 customers, 100 regular members later, Bethany Seidman ends her run.

DYS takes aim at jail sentences for juveniles

Youth Services chief Dolan says he wants "the right youths in the right place for the right reasons."

Gov robocalls for taxes to teachers unions

Paid for by the Massachusetts Teachers Association, the calls are an effort to enlist teachers in the gov's push for tax increases.

Courage and tax hikes, Governor Patrick presses solons

Looking for support from legislators, the governor wants an income tax increase of one percent, to 6.25 percent.

Lawmakers spurn governor’s plan to reform housing authority

The governor proposes to consolidate local housing authorities, but the General Court has other ideas.

Survey finds more study needed for marijuana as medicine

Few large scale studies have measured whether marijuana is an effective treatment.