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Welcome to the trail, Emma Maitland

“From now on, I’m to be what I’m to be,” said Emma Maitland, then only a very young woman, in the early years of...

Women’s self-defense class Sunday, June 28

Connect to End Violence, a program of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, will be hosting an opportunity for Island women to build up their safety...

Barney Zeitz will create windows for German church

Island artist Barney Zeitz is leaving on June 29 for his first trip to Germany, but he is not going for a vacation. Mr....

Community note: Charter School students to medical summer camp

Two Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School teens are among a group of outstanding high school students from across the nation selected to attend the...

Five Vineyard swimmers qualify for Bay State Games

The Bay State Summer Games are a Massachusetts competition, modeled on the Olympics, that began in 1982. Student athletes from around the state compete...

And in this corner …

Most people come to the Vineyard to relax. Heavyweight Julian Pollard, a professional boxer, comes here to sweat. Boxing trainer Matt Cancellare of Vineyard...

MV United teams gear up for first-ever playoff berths

On Sunday, June 21, both MV United U18 boys and girls teams won their South Coast Soccer League divisional titles. By claiming these titles,...

That’s a wrap: RISE recital showcases year’s talent|

Last weekend the students of RISE Vineyard Performing Arts presented their year-end accomplishments at the dance school's eighth annual recital, titled “Masters and Masterpieces,”...

Strand Theatre reopened to welcome applause in Oak Bluffs Friday night

The long-dormant Strand Theatre at the foot of Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs reopened Friday night in gala style at an invitation-only event hosted...

An ode to summer’s sweetest fruit

On a sunny day in Edgartown, Morning Glory Farm hosted its annual Strawberry Festival on the farm’s grounds. As soon as I set foot...

From off-Broadway to off Main Street: The Vineyard Arts Project brings New York theater...

For the past five years, the Vineyard Arts Project (VAP) on Upper Main Street, Edgartown, has been a nurturing ground for some of the...

A look inside Washington Ledesma’s studio gallery

I stopped by well-known ceramic artist and painter Washington Ledesma’s studio just over the Oak Bluffs line on Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road to see what...

A new home for Sally Taylor’s Consenses project at Midnight Farms

Updated June 26, 8 amLast August, the Grange Hall in West Tisbury was the scene of a unique collaborative art exhibit. The show featured...

Aquinnah: Summer Reading Prizes

Our little town is filling up with people. Welcome back to Rachel and Michael McDonald, who returned this week. The beach weather is upon...

Cheranne Lyn Willoughby

Cheranne Lyn Willoughby, 33, of Oak Bluffs died unexpectedly on Sunday, June 21, 2015. A visitation will be held on Friday, June 26, from...

Rena Fischer turns 100

On Friday, June 12, Rena Fischer turned 100 years old, and her extended family joined her in celebration. Rena lives on Beetlebung Farm in...

Bridge Results

At the Edgartown Bridge Club on Monday, June 15, 10 tables were in play. Finishing first North-South were Eric Stricoff and Rhonda Cohen, followed...

Births

Theodore Doughman MazerDanielle Doughman and Rafael Mazer announce the birth of a son, Theodore Doughman Mazer, on June 18, 2015, at Aga Khan University...

West Tisbury: Welcome back, Hermine!

Last week the Thursday rowers celebrated Randi Baird’s birthday by beaching our pilot gig and having a swim. Very refreshing! My birthday is in...

A’s win Little League major’s crown with 8-7 win over Red Sox

The A's rode the bat of Hoffie “Big Papi” Hearn and the glove of Tobey Roberts to become the 2015 Martha's Vineyard major Little...