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Collect rain, protect the Island

In the coming months, hot sunny days are likely to outnumber rainy ones. Plants and gardens around the Island will suffer if they don’t...

Charles W. Morgan departs Vineyard Haven

The whaleship Charles W. Morgan departed Vineyard Haven harbor Wednesday morning, accompanied by the sounds of horns and cannons from nearby boats and the...

RISE creates a Grand Hotel at the PAC

The young dancers of RISE Vineyard Performing Arts turned the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Performing Arts Center stage into a Grand Hotel last...

The just right house

'I especially wanted to live in a greenhouse,' she says... Indeed, everywhere one looks, tendrils and blossoms fill the air with spring fragrance. Originally she’d needed to prove she could grow fruits and vegetables indoors. 'For four years I had the most persistent tomato plants, big around as tree trunks. There were avocado branches pressed up against the skylight as if they had fists trying to break higher. It was crazy!'

Wooden bowls feature good grains

Wooden bowls benefit from a collaboration between artist and Mother Nature

Two solar systems follow the sun

Alternative energy generation on Martha’s Vineyard has been confined primarily to windmills and stationary solar panels.West Tisbury builder Paul Adler researched the latest innovations...

350 MVI, Senator Wolf will host forum on closing Pilgrim Nuclear

The climate change awareness group 350 Martha’s Vineyard Island will host a forum in support of the effort to decommission the Pilgrim Nuclear Power...

Seafood and cocktails for clean ponds

This Sunday, June 29, Tisbury Waterways Inc. sponsors an evening of seafood and cocktails at Denys and Marilyn Wortman’s home at 231 Hines Point,...

West Tisbury selectmen say fence tab is too high

West Tisbury town administrator Jennifer Rand told selectmen at their Wednesday meeting last week that she has received only one bid to replace the...

Week One: Isaiah Maynard’s Cross Country Ride

Since beginning the trip, I have not been scared or bored once. I feel safe, although I am alone, and the roads offer a great shoulder to bike on. I am comfortable in my ability to ride as well. Lonely, yes. I have been very lonely.

Oak Bluffs

Now that the summer solstice has passed,  we are going to face gradually shortened daylight hours.  Seems much too soon. The weather was beautiful,...

Whiting, Horwitz featured in New York Times

West Tisbury was in the news everywhere I looked last week. Thursday's New York Times Home section had an article about a store in...

Tisbury

We were sorry to learn of the passing of Lois Remmer in her 96th year, after spending nearly half her life on the Island....

Poets’ Corner: Island Light

This light that walks on water could be mistakenFor a savior, for salvationThat can only come from naming unnamed things.A place will be set...

Edgartown

It's hard to believe we only have one week left until Fourth of July. The kids are out for summer as of Friday, and...

Edgartown School kindergarten class size will increase

Edgartown selectmen agreed Monday to support hiring an additional Edgartown School kindergarten teacher for the 2014-2015 school year. Edgartown School principal John Stevens told...

Mid-season maintenance

The lesson is easy: be careful where you mulch and cultivate if you desire more self-sowers.

Softball season opens in Chilmark

Flanders Field Softball Season opened, serenaded by Tony Peak, in his kilt, playing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame.” Bill Edison sang his own...

Vineyard native learns, and teaches, a love of the sea

Raised on Chappaquiddick, Edgartown School graduate Anna-Liza Villard-Howe returned to the Island as commander of a NOAA research vessel.

Wampum designs on exhibit in Aquinnah

Many people this week had ship fever, the ship in question being the Charles W. Morgan, the oldest wooden whaling ship left in the...