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Garden Notes: Hummingbird quest

Last spring I spotted a lump on the overhanging branch of a tree near our back porch. I hopefully wished the lump might be...

Veda Lynn Parent

Valerie Parent and Robert Parent of Vineyard Haven announce the birth of a daughter, Veda Lynn Parent, on August 22, 2017, at Martha’s Vineyard...

Owen Antonio Emin

Toni Emin and Shawn Emin of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a son, Owen Antonio Emin, on August 24, 2017, at Martha’s Vineyard...

An anxiety story: He just doesn’t talk

Sam is 23 years old, and does not speak.He has an anxiety disorder called selective mutism (SM). He understands language, but he is...

Ira A. Yaffee

Ira ​A. Yaffee, known to many friends as I-man, died on August 12, 2017, at Cape Cod Hospital.​​ He was 70.Ira was born​ on...

Success through heavy lifting: Hugh Price as activist and leader

Hugh Price recounts his remarkable life and achievements in a range of career disciplines in “This African-American Life.” The memoir is also an intriguing...

‘The Five-Headed Dragon’: A new thriller by Island writer Michael West

Michael G. West, who lives year-round in Vineyard Haven, with a whole lot of business travel to keep his horizons broad, never does anything...

‘“Our” Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History’

This interactive traveling exhibit will be at the Aquinnah Cultural Center until Sept. 16. The exhibit, told in the Native American voice, chronicles different...

Solar Shellfish Hatchery tour

Come tour the Solar Shellfish Hatchery on Saturday, Sept. 2, at 10:30 am, see where millions of shellfish are produced for the Island every...

Climate change walk and talk

Explore Felix Neck Sanctuary on this guided hike on Saturday, Sept. 2, from 10 to 11 am. Participants will be taken to areas that...

August

Depressing drizzle soaks the outside screen Waves of northern mist blowing, Sky darkened before twilight feels Like autumn, and not the month before it.August is usually A still...

Have faith: Welcome home

When I met with the Rev. David Berube last week, I asked him to “start at the beginning.”“Well, I started going to church about...

Registration open for Pat West Gaff Rig and Schooner Race

The 29th annual Pat West Gaff Rig and Schooner Race will be held Saturday, Sept. 16. Please print, fill out, and sign the entry and...

MVYouth renews and expands commitments for the next four years

MVYouth, founded in August 2014, has renewed over 90 percent of its original founding donors, securing four more years of generous support for Island...

Ask a Geek: Finding the right headphones

Adam Darack is the IT administrator for the town of Edgartown. He writes regularly about the technological issues facing Island business owners. Got a...

Big Question: Surcharge on ferry tickets = education funding?

Do you think a surcharge on ferry tickets should be used to fund Island school systems?Reply online as a comment, or send your answers...

Best foot forward

Get those pencils, get those books, and leave at home those dirty looks.Think of it as a new spin on an old rhyme. In...

‘I like the bartender’

Rose Guerin from Chilmark moves behind the bar at the Ritz with ease and efficiency. She has short, blonde, curly hair and wears cherry-red...

T.S. Harris celebrates water and women at Eisenhauer Gallery

Opening today, Thursday, August 31, at Edgartown’s Eisenhauer Gallery is “Dive In,” a striking new exhibit of T.S. (Tracey Sylvester) Harris’ oil paintings. The...

M.V. Mediation program on inherited property

When property is passed from one generation to another, the first generation usually takes care of maintenance and improvements, decides on priority projects, and...