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Lucy might be royalty

Lucy is a Cavalier King Charles spaniel. Ancestors of this breed were probably developed in 16th century Europe by crossing small spaniels with “Oriental”...

Honeys, Creamers, and Mama's win playoff thrillers

The Martha's Vineyard Women's Softball League double-elimination playoff tournament continued Tuesday night at Veterans Park in Vineyard Haven. All four games went down to...

Great Island Couples: Richard and Lorraine Clark

Sixty years after 17-year-olds Richard Houlding Clark Jr. and Lorraine Beatrice Beaucaire were married at Grace Church in Vineyard Haven, the couple renewed their...

Memorial service for Marlene Joyce Perry

An open memorial service will be held for Marlene Joyce Perry, Wednesday, August 19, at 2 pm, in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Bluffs,...

Designing the 21st century garden

In a community such as Martha’s Vineyard, where gardening and natural preservation standards are high, each gardener and every garden benefits from natural plantings...

Mini-park in downtown Edgartown gets a makeover

A landscaping renewal is underway at the so-called mini-park on Main Street in downtown Edgartown. The work is being completed by Donaroma’s Nursery and...

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend

In the peak summer months on Martha’s Vineyard, few things are free. Learning the finer points of softball is. Islanders Tim Goodman from Vineyard...

Registry of Motor Vehicles road tests rescheduled

The Martha’s Vineyard Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) office located in the Airport Business Park is now conducting road tests previously scheduled for Tuesdays...

Surveying equipment stolen during vehicle break-in in Edgartown

Edgartown police are investigating the theft of surveying equipment from an unlocked Honda Element owned by Schofield, Barbini, and Hoehn, Inc., a land surveying...

Ben Gersch of Maryland wins Scoops 5K

On the cloudless and beautiful second day of August, more than 400 racers gathered at the Farm Institute in Katama to participate in the...

Here’s what to expect from Islanders Write

On Monday, August 10, Islanders Write (IW) will return to the Grange Hall. The event is organized and sponsored by the MVTimes and MV...

Martha’s Vineyard Airport links the Island community to the world

While the Steamship Authority remains the backbone of the Martha’s Vineyard transportation network, the ever-busy Martha’s Vineyard Airport provides an important air link for...

Community note: Water Tasting fundraiser supports Vineyard House

Sip still and sparkling waters, sample gourmet food, and sway to the sounds of live Brazilian music while supporting an important community effort at...

Celebrate National Oyster Day all week long

"He was a bold man that first eat an oyster."  — Jonathan SwiftNational Oyster Day took place yesterday, August 5, but we’re celebrating all...

Academic honors

GraduationEmma Getsinger of Edgartown, from Bates College.April Hargy of Edgartown, from Hartwick College.Emily Krista Hines of Oak Bluffs received a Master of Social Work...

Birth

Thomas Rodrigues Bracança de OliveiraGerqueias Pereira and Gedone Oliveira of Edgartown announce the birth of a son, Thomas Rodrigues Bracança de Oliveira, on August...

‘Stepdog’ a delightful departure for Nicole Galland

“Stepdog,” a novel by Nicole Galland. 391 pages, paperback, $14.99 from William Morrow Paperbacks. Available at Bunch of Grapes bookstore and at Island libraries.Well....

Chilmark: It’s not too late to register for the Chilmark Road Race 5K on...

Just last Saturday on my way to swim, I struck up a conversation with a lovely woman who turned out to be Peggy Freydberg’s...

West Tisbury observes a small nature miracle

On our morning walks with Talley and Nanuk, we have been watching the opening into the Great Pond. We have been watching it since...

Wampanoag tribe anticipates bingo millions

The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) expects to reap almost $400,000 per month — $4.5 million in the first year of operation —...