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Where to celebrate Independence Day this weekend

There are plenty of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend with family and friends on Martha’s Vineyard. Here’s a look at a...

Peace farmer Arun Gandhi asks Chilmark gathering to sow the seeds

On a hilltop in Chilmark Sunday, self-avowed peace farmer Arun Gandhi spoke to a crowd of about 100 people on the lessons he learned...

Gone fishin’: A fisherman weighs the reel options

My wife thinks the primary purpose of my post office box is to collect fishing and hunting catalogs. I do receive quite a few....

Dock dance with Johnny Hoy

This Friday, July 3, dance to the sounds of local favorite Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish while overlooking Edgartown Harbor. The free music event...

Carolyn White Spengler

Carolyn White Spengler, 75, died on June 30, 2015, at her home in West Tisbury. She was the wife of Arthur A. Spengler Jr.Her...

Edward W. Hewett

Edward Wilson Hewett died peacefully at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on May 16th, after a long illness. He was 88 years old.Edward was born...

Annual Featherstone Gala

Featherstone Center for the Arts will host its gala event and fundraiser “Say Yes to Art!” under the tent at Farm Neck Golf Club...

Side notes from the Side Yard

A Salt Lake City native, Chloe Jones graduated from Wesleyan University this past May with a double major in dance and Hispanic literatures and...

Time for the Tisbury Street Fair

The 44th annual Tisbury Street Fair will take place this Wednesday, July 8. Live music, sidewalk sales, games, food, and more will fill Main...

Moment of reflection at the Emma Chambers Maitland unveiling

On Sunday, dozens of people gathered at the former home of Emma Chambers Maitland, at 113 Dukes County Avenue in Oak Bluffs, for the...

Computer programming Boot Camp offered

Derek Fairchild-Coppoletti, a technology executive and entrepreneur, is offering a Minecraft Computer Programming “Boot Camp” on July 6-10, 2-5 pm for ages 10-13 at...

Islander wins gymnastics award at Naval Academy

Midshipman 1st Class Thomas B. Goodell of West Tisbury was presented with the Rear Admiral Herbert L. Jukes Gymnastics Award at the Naval Academy’s...

Richard H. Santos

Richard H. Santos, 80, of Vineyard Haven died unexpectedly on June 29, 2015, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.Mr. Santos was a Korean War Army...

William Palmer Lee

William Palmer Lee of Greenville, S.C., formerly of Baltimore and Edgartown, husband of Laura Lee Neilson Lee, died on Saturday, June 21, of cancer....

Academic honors

GraduationOlivia Marie Hingham of Vineyard Haven, from the University of Connecticut.Jessica Louise Kelleher of West Tisbury, from the University of Connecticut.Caitlyn T. Colley of...

Birth

Daniel Mathew Alves ChavesEmilly Chaves and Thiago Chaves of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a son, Daniel Mathew Alves Chaves, on June 27,...

Flooding at Five Corners, Beach Road; lightning strikes reported

Updated 2 pm, WednesdayA passing thunderstorm flooded Five Corners and turned sections of Beach Road into a stream Wednesday morning. Drivers were forced to navigate flooded...