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Tisbury: Island blessings

We had a wonderful Christmas with our son’s family. His in-laws came from Connecticut, Virginia, and Arizona. Our delightful granddaughters held a concert of...

Making mountains out of telephone poles

On a Friday in early December, a group of eighth graders from the Oak Bluffs School gathered under a series of ropes and cables...

Martha's Vineyard swimming heads off Island for tough meet

On Thursday, Dec. 22, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School girls and boys swim teams traveled to Seekonk for their first of five consecutive...

Poem: The Grin

By Lenny HallIf you meet me on the streetWhy not be bold and indiscreetGRINIf I see you in the storeAnd pick your dropped eggs...

On My Mind: How do I deal with seasonal depression?

Islanders are almost twice as likely as residents in the rest of Massachusetts (or the U.S.) to suffer from depression — about 14 percent...

Oak Bluffs: Cozying-in time

It is the start of what I call the cozying-in time, as the Christmas celebrations have quieted down, and for the moment, it is...

Edgartown: A shiny new year

This weekend brought another loss in the celebrity world with the death of singer George Michael. 2016 started off rough musically with the loss...

Martha’s Vineyard Court Report: Dec. 19 – Dec. 23

Dec. 19, 2016Clark Taylor Montgomery, Oak Bluffs; DOB 3/24/64, OUI-liquor or .08%, negligent operation of motor vehicle, marked lanes violation: continued to pretrial conference.Dec....

Dick Brown Day

The Library Friends of Oak Bluffs and staff will be serving coffee and refreshments on Friday, Dec. 30, at 10 am to honor Dick...

Dyslexia takes center stage

How do you protect important papers from an unfortunate coffee spill? What’s the most effective and convenient way to use technology to find lost...

Sending good thoughts to Tony Lombardi

Tony Lombardi, director of Alex’s Place at the YMCA, suffered an ischemic stroke on Friday, Dec. 23, while at the teen center in Oak...

Chilmark: Peace in nature

Holidaze is how I have signed off emails this season. I can honestly say this has been the best year of my life, something...

Aquinnah: Winter is coming

New Year’s Eve is this Saturday, and you know what that means: the beginning of the dark days in Aquinnah, when there is really,...

Community Works: Farm Neck Golf Club Foundation awards more than $79,000 in grants

The board of directors of the Farm Neck Foundation has announced its annual grant recipients for 2016. This year’s grants total $79,710, an increase...

Births

updated Dec. 28, 10 amJenna Estelle RayElise Ray and James Hugh Ray of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a daughter, Jenna Estelle Ray,...

Gardens of Love: Debra Gaines

Most people know Debra Gaines and her husband Warren Gaines as artists who sell their work at the Vineyard Artisans Festival, the All-Island Art...

New Years Eve Events

Though it only lasts a moment, how to begin a new year is never a small decision. Will you dance 2016 away, or celebrate...

Not your grandmother’s quilting bee

On alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays, the West Tisbury library meeting room hums with quiet conversation as nine members of the Martha’s Vineyard Modern Quilt...

New Year’s Eve cocktails

There are just a few more days until the end of 2016, and while the holidays have passed, the holiday spirit is still in...

Nina Violet composition talk

Well-known Island singer-songwriter Nina Violet continues the series “De-Composition: Breaking Down the Musical Process” at the Oak Bluffs library on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at...