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The magic of sculpture and storytelling at Polly Hill

A downpour one Sunday evening didn’t make “The Message of the Butterflies,” currently on exhibit at Polly Hill Arboretum in West Tisbury, any less magical....

Edgartown Race Weekend draws big boats, tough competition

Jim Swartz, campaigning his IRC 52 Vesper out of the Edgartown Yacht Club, dominated racing in two days of buoy racing, then finished a close second in the ‘Round the Island Race.

Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Market Improved in 2013

But, upswing is slow, variable across market segments, and lacks conviction.

Islanders Write: A day of discussion about the art, craft and business of writing.

A day of discussion about the art, craft and business of writing. Join us for panel discussions, book signings, workshops and other literary delights.

What Martha’s Vineyard is worth for tax purposes

Almost without exception, since its founding in 1984, The Martha's Vineyard Times has published an annual list of Vineyard real property values (VPV), and...

Island-grown dreams bear fruit for Community Services

The Possible Dreams Auction to benefit Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) has changed a lot in recent years. The date, the venue, the auctioneer,...

Births

Snow R. Corwin Calvin and Geneva Corwin of Vineyard Haven announce the birth of their daughter, Snow Ruth Corwin, on July 16 at Massachusetts General...

Births

Jackson R. Gaffey Julie and David Gaffey of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of their son, Jackson Richard Gaffey, on July 15 at Martha’s Vineyard...

Oak Bluffs beaches reopen, bacteria counts down

Oak Bluffs health officials Thursday morning reopened Inkwell Beach and Pay Beach in Oak Bluffs, closed since Tuesday because of high bacteria counts. Oak Bluffs...

‘Pucker Up’ whistles a happy tune

Whistling is an art whose time has come, suggests Kate Davis and David Heilbroner in their film, “Pucker Up: The Fine Art of Whistling.” These...

Flood insurance regs create a surge of uncertainty

It was a hard job convincing people in Congress this wasn’t the case...I was told directly by other congressmen that these are rich people with waterfront homes. I tried to tell them that these are mostly family homes, many of them passed down through generations, but that was the mindset.

Donald DeSorcy, R.I.P.

The common thing to do these days is to celebrate the widely known and often celebrated. A very few of these deserve to be...

Business brief: Stina Sayre tassel benefits Family Planning

Martha’s Vineyard fashion designer Stina Sayre will hold a “Seize Your Beauty” fashion show to benefit the Family Planning capital campaign to pay off...

OpEd: It is time to remedy Beach Road

Let’s say you are a first-time visitor to the Island. Like most people, you take the ferry to Vineyard Haven. As you approach the...

Martha’s Vineyard court report

July 7, 2014 Susana Branco, Vineyard Haven; DOB 4/7/81, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon: continued to pretrial conference. July 10, 2014 Dana B. Armstrong,West Danville,...

Brickner Poetry Contest invites young writers

Attention all young poets! The 20th annual Elisa Brickner Poetry Contest sponsored by the Chilmark Public Library is now underway. “Don’t forget to enter!” says...

Bridge Results

At the Edgartown Bridge Club at Howes House on Monday, July 14, 12 tables were in play.  North-South winners were Eric Stricoff and Rhonda...

Births

Makaela N. Chase Noelani and John Chase of  West Tisbury announce the birth of their daughter,  Makaela Noelani Chase, on July 2 at UMass Memorial...

Martha’s Vineyard Commission takes up Lagoon Ridge housing development

Developers of the 25-lot, 33-acre project in Oak Bluffs were asked to return with more detailed nitrogen mitigation and affordable housing plans.

Men on the seawall applauded

To the Editor: Today, Saturday, I drove by the group of men standing on the seawall with Connect to End Violence. I was so moved...