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West Tisbury: Looking forward to the book sale, Ag Fair and, mostly, to rain

The sky is gray as I am writing this. I am hoping for rain, although the weather radar map shows most of the precipitation...

Letter from Cuttyhunk

A lone chummer stood quietly waiting at the water’s edge with his basket of bait brimming with plentiful lobster, crab, and menhaden. He had...

Academic honors

Dean’s listTeo Azzollini of Vineyard Haven, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.Brianna Buchanan of Vineyard Haven, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.Molly Elizabeth Ciciora...

A look at the Old Sculpin Gallery’s most recent group show

Vineyard Haven resident Marston Clough joins Eva Cincotta, Sheila M. Fane, and Edgartown residents Debra M. Gaines and Warren V. Gaines for a group...

Robert Wesley Jones

Robert Wesley Jones, who was forever anchored to Martha’s Vineyard even as he fully embraced a multifaceted life as a Marine, businessman, educational advisor,...

Chilmark: sign up for a Martha’s Vineyard specialty license plate

We are sliding into August. I must apologize I left out MV Smokehouse from my list of Chilmark-related booths at the West Tisbury Farmers...

Aquinnah: So much happening in August

I know I usually write a little introduction to the column, but there is so much going on in Aquinnah this week, I’m going...

Oak Bluffs: Car free living

As we say farewell to July, I am wishing for more rain and more patience. The lawns and flowers are struggling to look fresh...

Real Estate Transactions: July 20 – 24, 2015

EdgartownJuly 24, Robert C. Brown sold 22 Flamingo Drive to Christine D. Mignanelli for $300,000.Oak BluffsJuly 22, John D. McKay, trustee of 100 New...

It’s a swan song for Vineyard Stories

Jan Pogue's love of this place is reflected in the final three books she has chosen to publish in 2015 before shuttering her Vineyard...

MV 13U baseball all-stars win Dan Duquette summer tournament

The MV 13U (Martha’s Vineyard age 13 and under) All Stars took part in the Dan Duquette Summer Heat tournament over the weekend, July...

A look ‘Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women’

Please note corrected date to Sunday August 2Join all four editors of the new book “Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women” for a panel...

What’s to come: Writers Read at Islanders Write, with Niki Patton

Maybe you missed the Thursday, July 30, gathering of Niki Patton’s Writers Read at the West Tisbury library. Have no fear: The next chance...

Islanders host party for retired superintendent James Weiss

Newly retired Martha's Vineyard Public Schools Superintendent James Weiss arrived at a celebration held in his honor Saturday night at the Grange Hall in...

Edgartown: Thank you for all that you do RMV

Here we are at the first weekend of August, which I always find to be a solid time to assess those favorite summer things...

Good deed of the week: Lila Virtue lives up to her name

Lila Virtue has been volunteering at Windemere for seven years, along with her sister Emma and her grandmother, Lois Virtue. Lois volunteers twice weekly...

The 2015 Advanced Studies and Leadership Program graduates

Twelve students from middle schools across the Island were selected to attend the Advanced Studies and Leadership Program (ASLP) at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. ASLP...

Oak Bluffs Planning Board deliberates under threat of litigation

The decade-long saga of a Southern Woodlands subdivision, the remnant of the never-completed Down Island Golf Club, added another colorful chapter last Thursday when...

Edgartown police recover stolen Rolex and GoPro camera

Aided by a guilty conscience, Edgartown Police recovered a Rolex watch and a GoPro camera stolen from a vacationing family in Katama last weekend....

Martha’s Vineyard Film Center welcomes watercolors by Gretchen Feldman

This Sunday, August 2, works by the late watercolor painter Gretchen Feldman will be on display at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center with an...