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Improv Workshop for Kids begins in Oak Bluffs

Crowds, long lines at stores, no available bookings on the boats, and humid weather can only mean one thing: summer is here. Thursday is...

Gil Traverso named new Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School principal

Mr. Traverso is credited with turning around a low-performing school in Springfield.

Aquinnah to hold annual Fourth of July parade

School is finally out and summer is officially here. The Island feels full already; even up-Island seems crowded. I don’t want to spend the...

West Tisbury celebrates new “On Island” book

What a string of glorious, perfect days. Thursday's rain, one whole inch at our house, was such a relief to the waiting earth and...

Edgartown looks forward to the Fourth

Today we mow the lawn, set the stage, prepare to hoist the flag. And tomorrow we celebrate. Happy birthday, U.S.A!

Jemima James and friends take Featherstone stage

Jemima James and her friends filled the late June air with familiar tunes at Featherstone Center for the Arts this past Monday for her...

Celebration of life for Martin H. Mard

A reception to celebrate the life of Martin H. Mard will be held from 1 t0 3 pm on Saturday,  July 12, at 89...

When a dog bites, caution is the best preventative

Michelle Gerhard Jasny, V.M.D. has been practicing veterinary medicine on the Vineyard since 1982 and writing the Visiting Vet column for more than 25...

Menemsha Pond hosts birthday party for Herreshoff 12-1/2

I like the sound of the water and the wood,' said Edward Miller of Chilmark. Mr. Miller, who owns a home at the head of the pond, went to great lengths to acquire his boat, Crow Dancer. 'I bought a wreck of a 12-1/2,' he said. 'Only a nut, as my wife told me, would get a wooden boat.'

Charity tennis tournament benefits the MV Fish Farm for Haiti Project

The Fish Farm for Haiti charity tennis tournament held this past weekend at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs attracted 70 players and...

Reggae artist Chronixx to play at Dreamland

In a joint effort with Dreamland in Oak Bluffs, Nectar’s summer concert series is back with the first show of the season by up-and-coming...

Barbeque: the great American equalizer, especially on the Fourth

This Fourth of July, fire up the grill or take out some smokin’ southern style BBQ.

U-18 boys soccer team wins state championship

The Martha’s Vineyard Under-18 boys travel soccer team won the state championship at the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions (MTOC) over the weekend of June...

Tickets on sale, and running low, for David Sedaris shows on two Martha’s Vineyard...

The humorous author and National Public Radio (NPR) contributor David Sedaris will make his Island debut this August with two shows that are sure...

Forecasts for June 30 – July 6, 2014

June 30 - July 6: Smooth sailing ahead.

Groundhog weekend: weddings, weddings and more weddings

The best aspect of these events — besides forever love of course — are the reunions of friends from many different chapters of my life. We don’t get to see each other regularly anymore and our lives have changed immensely. The laughs, though, have not aged a minute.

Walter C. Ashley

Walter C. Ashley of Oak Bluffs, outdoorsman and proprietor of C&W Power Equipment, the well-known, one-man, fix-anything shop tucked away on the edge of...

Eleven North offers new disabled access plan

The owners of Eleven North restaurant in Edgartown presented a new plan to allow access for people with disabilities at a meeting of Edgartown...

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: June 23–27, 2014

AquinnahJune 26, Hamilton F. Cammann, trustee of Nickm Realty Trust sold a lot on Moshup Trail to Donald R. Silva for $300,000.ChilmarkJune 26, Great...

Martha’s Vineyard Airport commissioners rebuff county call to step down

The commissioners agreed, at the suggestion of Mr. Michelson, to send an electronic survey to all airport stakeholders, including tenants, employees, pilots, and others, to gauge what they think about airport operations. Ms. Potter suggested using the popular Internet-based survey software known as Survey Monkey. 'I can see the headline,' said Mr. Coyne. "Commission creates monkey committee.""