Monthly Archives: May 2017

Native bees

Pollinators, we all know by now, are both important and in trouble. Many populations within this broad guild of insects are shrinking, precipitously in...

Oak Bluffs: Dandelions

There’s gold in them thar hills, as they say. Most of the lawns and roadsides in my neighborhood are covered with the bright yellow...

World hunger banquet

On Friday, April 28, the Irish History class at the high school presented a world hunger banquet to draw attention to their studies on...

Edgartown: Parenthood

I feel a sense of contentment this evening as I write. My boy has been away all weekend for his annual Naval Sea Cadets...

Senior projects at MVRHS

Martha's Vineyard Regional High School has announced the schedules of the 2017 senior project public exhibitions and presentations. According to a press release, an...

Ryan Sawyer MVP of tennis tournament

Ryan Sawyer of Edgartown, a 2013 MVRHS graduate, was named Most Valuable Player of the North Atlantic Conference Championship Tournament. According to a press...

Jeffrey Alley

Jeffrey J. Alley died peacefully at the age of 63 on April 11, 2017. Jeff was born in Oak Bluffs on Sept. 9, 1953,...

The Vineyard Connection: How do you get to here from the Black Dog Tavern...

Most everyone is familiar with the term “six degrees of separation,” the notion that any two people can be connected to each other (or...

Trailing Arbutus

By Steve EwingMy knees are wetfrom kneelingthis morning in the misty rainMayflowers in high bloombring me back to picnicswith my familyas a boyin ChristiantownSnipping...

Tisbury: Affordable housing

I was disappointed when a new affordable housing item was approved at the town meeting. I do support affordable housing. A big apartment building...

West Tisbury: Mike's Aunt Dorothy

There is a funny, much-repeated story in the Hull family about Mike’s Aunt Dorothy, who arrived at a family gathering and announced, “I just...

It’s wine time in Edgartown this weekend

For the fifth consecutive year, the MV Wine Fest returns to the Island to showcase world-class wines in Edgartown from May 11 to 14....

Prepare your mint juleps and hats: It’s Kentucky Derby time

What do you really know about the Kentucky Derby, aside from the fact that it’s a race celebrated by people in big hats with...

Morning Glory Farm reopens Friday — but will there be asparagus?

Spring is here, and that means that Morning Glory Farm is back in business for the season. Traditionally the farm opens on the first...

Meet your maker: Rob Chaunce

The Martha’s Vineyard Mini Maker Faire is going into its second year at the Ag Hall on May 13 at 10 am. The faire...

Surviving the hurly-burly: A man in search of himself

In “Lucky Jim,” his perfectly titled autobiography, James Hart describes nearly six decades of a life lived both perilously and fabulously. Readers will conclude...

Garden talk: Cool-weather annuals

Vineyard Gardens will be holding a series of free gardening lectures every Saturday morning through mid-June. This Saturday, May 6, at 11 am, come...

Healthy Kids Day

The YMCA is hosting a day of fun activities to inspire kids to keep their minds and bodies active this Saturday. In honor of...

‘A Quiet Passion’ confirms Emily Dickinson as one of the best American poets

“A Quiet Passion,” the first full-fledged biopic of acclaimed poet Emily Dickinson, comes to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center Friday, May 5. One of...

Vineyarders sink Dolphins, win sixth straight on diamond

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) baseball team rolled to a sixth consecutive win, downing the Dennis-Yarmouth Dolphins 5-1 on Monday at Vineyard...