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Academic honors for August 3

Graduations Trenton Brown of Edgartown, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. William Augusto Jurczyk-Villota of Edgartown, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Annie Katelyn Burton of Oak...

Tisbury: Planning board

Heard on Main Street: “Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.”  —Anne LamottOur...

Halfway over for Holmes Hole

Despite cloudy skies and uneasy weather, 14 sailors came to the Holmes Holes race on Thursday evening. As it turned out, the worst development...

A savvy trio will plumb U.S. political depths at ‘Islanders Write’ kickoff

A trio of national political commentators will sort the U.S. political tea leaves in a freewheeling search for clues about our Trump-era national destiny...

Find a story in Barbara Kassel’s symbolic oil paintings at A Gallery

Barbara Kassel combines the classical and the contemporary in a unique way. The artist, who splits her time between a loft in New York...

John Kerry issues a call to action

The Island welcomed one of its newest additions on Thursday night. Former Secretary of State John Kerry was met with a standing ovation as...

Moped crash injures two women

Two women were injured Monday when their rented moped crashed at the intersection of Pine and Center streets in Vineyard Haven, police said.Karen Martin,...

Artist Max Decker finds the abstract in the familiar

Max Decker met me outside the open double doors of his barn studio in West Tisbury. Glancing past him, I couldn’t wait to get...

Visiting Vet: Ringworm

Ben and Jerry, two kittens from Texas, recently arrived on the Vineyard. They had received good care prior to adoption, including feline leukemia (FeLV)...

The Local Ingredient: Summer cucumbers

If there is an unsung hero of the summer vegetables, it is the cucumber.Unlike tomatoes or corn, with full-page spreads and recipes galore, cucumbers...

‘To the New Owners’ is a meditation on gratitude

Pulitzer prizewinning writer Madeleine Blais has spent years examining the art of memoir writing with her journalism students at UMass Amherst, so it’s no...

Lunch date: Mikado for two, please

Hungry for some new lunch options, my husband and I stopped into Mikado in Vineyard Haven on a recent rainy afternoon. The host sat...

Martha’s Vineyard ready to welcome Obama family

Updated Aug. 2, 4 pmFormer President Barack Obama and his family are coming back to Martha’s Vineyard and, specifically, Chilmark, to vacation.“They’re coming in...

Big Question: Your most memorable advice?

Who gave you the most memorable financial or business advice you’ve ever gotten?Reply online as a comment, or send your answers to onisland@mvtimes.com with...

Dear Geek: Frustrated Listener

I was recently on a transatlantic flight, listening to my favorite tunes on my iPhone 7 on takeoff, and I was looking forward to...

Have Faith: Body, mind, and spirit

More than 500 Vineyarders have gone through Dr. Elliott Dacher’s meditation training program at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, and he’s about to offer a...

Edgartown: Jackopierce

Happy August. About 25 years ago I became a fan of a band from Texas with Vineyard ties, Jackopierce. I purchased most of their...

Miles Jaffe wins kayak benefit drawing

The winner of the 15½-foot motorized fishing kayak raffled off by Daughters of Mary Queen Immaculate (FMRI) is Miles Jaffe of Chilmark. According to...

West Tisbury: Donnie Mills and Hillside Farm

Many of us remember when Donnie Mills ran Hillside Farm in North Tisbury. He opened for the season every year on Palm Sunday, as...

Man on a Lawn Mower

He is seven feet tall straight vertical in factrides a lawn mower that looks like a grass eatinganimal with a circular mouth and up...