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Bonsai Club invites new members to learn ancient art

Did someone present you with a bonsai a while ago? And did it die sooner or later? That experience is most people's introduction to a fascinating art form and hobby, said Donald Sibley, a member of the Martha's Vineyard Bonsai Club.

Chilmark School fundraiser and a walk at Polly Hill

Dance to Johnny Hoy and The Bluefish in Chilmark, and take a walk at Polly Hill.

Noteworthy events this week on Martha’s Vineyard

Mike Benjamin live, an art show in Chilmark, locally-made Valentine's cards, and much more.

Book lovers talk about books

In a continuing series, The MV Times asks book lovers to describe a memorable book that has made an impact, and continues to affect them.

Featured favorites: Children’s classics

"A Little Princess" by Frances Hodgson Burnett – A backwards Cinderella story of sorts, this is the tale of 12-year-old Sara Crewe.

Reel Picks

A piece of recent history dramatized with real-time acting rather than special effects.


And so we find ourselves in that stretch of winter in which every other conversation seems to be about the tropical paradise from whence one has just come, or that to which one has just set sail.


Want a wonderful way to enjoy brunch this Sunday and learn more about food labeling? Slow Food Martha's Vineyard offers food prepared by the Slow Food crew from 9 to 10 am at the Focus Center, 450 Lambert's Cove Road, West Tisbury.

Oak Bluffs

The bits and pieces of snow we have been getting make the landscape a bit more attractive and picturesque, but I think the birds enjoy it more than the people do.

West Tisbury

"Nothing's happening: it's winter on Martha's Vineyard.


Most of you know firsthand that Great-grandma Bette's 90th birthday party was a glorious event.


Well, that was quite a Super Bowl; a near shutout by the Ravens in the first half, a blackout, a determined rally by the 49ers in the second half, and, of course, Beyoncé.

Such a success

The Scottish Society of Martha's Vineyard thanks all those who helped to make our annual Robert Burns Dinner such a success.

Help change treatment guidelines for Lyme disease

I picked up a tick on our vacation to the Vineyard this year.

People like his letters

A few thoughts.

Better this year, she hopes

I've lived in my neighborhood for 19 years.

An intelligent viewpoint on guns

Nancy Langman's essay [Essay : Looking for the core of violence, and treating it] in The Martha's Vineyard Times of January 10, regarding gun violence in the schools, which suggested we work on the causes of violence instead of having armed guards, was the most intelligent piece of writing I've read so far on the subject.

Support more gun laws

As members of the clergy affiliated with St Andrew's Episcopal Church in Edgartown, we deem it important publicly to state our strong support for legislative measures, currently being considered and debated, that would address the obvious need for enhanced safety and protection of all people in relation to gun violence.

Policy changes needed

After the incident in which a special education student was suspended for an incident involving an extra lunch, for which no apology or explanation was provided, once again the supervisors and administration never fail to surprise me with newer, more ludicrous ideas about education.

Editorial a disservice

Forgive me if I appear unreasonable to you, but I find your unbendable opinion [Editorial : A disservice to community, school, and students, January 31] that, "[i]t is not possible for a reasonable person to understand in relative terms the philosophy behind the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School's administrative reaction to two youngsters who have misbehaved," to be, well, unreasonable.