Home 2014 August

Monthly Archives: August 2014

Savor the last sips of summer flavor

Summer drink recipes from Martha’s Vineyard bars and restaurants.

Appeals Court rules in favor of ancient ways DCPC regs

Updated 4:30 pm, Thursday, Aug. 28In a decision dated August 21, the Appeals Court of Massachusetts overturned a February 2011 Superior Court decision in...

Island police departments bear burden of Presidential vacation expenses

Several Island police department budgets took a hit over the course of President Obama’s two-week vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. The Secret Service requests help...

Political comedian takes stage at Grange

New York political comedian Scott Blakeman returns to the Vineyard with his solo show, Scott Blakeman: A Standup Who Doesn’t Dumb Down, this Saturday,...

Ninth annual international film festival opens Tuesday

An expanded Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival, hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, opens Tuesday, Sept. 2, in what festival director Richard Paradise...

Permanent Endowment opens fall grant cycle

The Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard is accepting applications for its fall grant cycle. Through its grants program, the Endowment seeks to raise awareness...

Martha’s Vineyard Jazz and Blues Summerfest on Friday and Saturday

The fifth annual Martha’s Vineyard Jazz and Blues Summerfest, a two-day musical event presented by Lewis and Kirk Productions, is this Friday and Saturday,...

Todd Hollister and Shaun Schofield take the Compass

On Friday, August 13, 16 seasoned players from the Vineyard, New York, New Jersey, Florida, and Boston made up a field of eight doubles...

West Tisbury firemen quickly doused brush fire on Beaten Path

West Tisbury firefighters early Tuesday afternoon responded quickly to a report of a brush fire in a wooded lot on Beaten Path in West...

Holmes Hole races attract growing interest

Last race of the season is this weekend.

Pennywise Path walk/run kicks off on Labor Day

The event is a 5K (kilometer) run or walk — depending on each participant’s mood and fitness level — that begins on Pennywise path and winds through the woods until it connects with the bike path for the final mile to the destination at the Edgartown School, where the new town library is being constructed. For the more serious runners, this is a USATF-sanctioned event.

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: August 18 – 22, 2014

ChilmarkAug. 21, Peter Silverman and Jane Katch sold 68 Bija’s Way to Jane T. and Jerald A. Katch for $210,000.Aug. 21, Erik Simonsen Jr.,...

Indian dance troupe honors secular and spiritual life

Like a Hindu goddess come to life, Aparna Ramaswamy of the Ragamala Dance Company enchanted a sold-out house at The Yard this past Saturday...

Laura Lee Reid

The inexhaustibly compassionate, silly, and immeasurably brilliant Dr. Laura Lee Reid, wife of Louis Cossutta, mother to Sarah Conca, Katy Decker, and Eben Cossutta,...

AG says airport commissioners did not violate open meeting law

The Office of the Attorney General said members of the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission did not violate the open meeting law by deliberating outside...

Potentially hazardous military flare destroyed on Chappy beach

The metal cannister carried a warning that it is highly flammable.

John W. Berninger

John W. Berninger died peacefully on Wednesday, August 20, at Falmouth Hospital after a long illness. He was 61.John was born on June 18,...

Henry P. Kelly

Henry P. Kelly of Woodside Village and formerly of Edgartown died at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on August 13.He is survived by his sister, Patricia...

Bob Carroll and the Harbor View Hotel

Not exactly wonderful, but certainly memorable, was the food fight that broke out at the Harbor View in that summer of 1974 as director Spielberg and his cast blew off steam from a memorably difficult production session. How exactly it started — who threw the first meatball or handful of mashed potatoes — no one can exactly recall. But bartender George Gamble later said the principals were Spielberg and actors Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss.

The 2014 Ag Fair in photos

Pictures from the 153rd Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Fair.