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Provincetown’s FAWC writers at West Tisbury Library

Writers from the Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC) in Provincetown will be reading their work every Wednesday afternoon in March at 5:30 at the West Tisbury Library.

Hallelujas for Linda Fairstein’s latest

"Silent Mercy" by Linda Fairstein, Dutton Adult, March 8, 2011.

Coast Guard Station Menemsha’s best friend

Bridger has more time served at the U.S. Coast Guard station in Menemsha than any of his station mates, and he's got the drill down pat.

Current events program at Vineyard Haven Library

A decade after the 9/11 terrorists attacks, some Island residents say they feel a tad safer, but they also weigh the cost of security against what they see as an erosion of personal freedoms.

MVTV “” community communicator

Julienne Turner, MVTV's new executive director, has spent the last seven months learning about the Island and preparing for license renewal negotiations with Comcast, the Island's cable provider, which is required to fund MVTV, the Island's community access television station.

“Food for Thoughtful Parenting:” Raising families in the e-age

"Food for Thoughtful Parenting: 12 Must-Have Lists For New Parents & Young Families," Nina Coslov and Tara Keppler.

Haiti’s turbulent history

Shari Geistfeld gave a virtuoso performance at the ACE MV seminar on Saturday.

Islanders focus on needs, progress in Haiti

In some respects, the gathering of Island residents at Saturday's ACE MV seminar on the current situation in Haiti was a happy time, despite the dire conditions that continue to plague the Caribbean nation more than a year after the devastating earthquake there.

Solar grants light the way for homeowners

Beginning next week, the state of Massachusetts will give about 60 state homeowners grants totaling $1 million, in a pilot energy program that uses solar thermal water-heating technology to provide their homes with hot water and energy savings.

Martha’s Vineyard trivia nights

Trivia is the Island's winter sport of choice: Tuesday at The Newes and Wednesday at The Wharf in Edgartown, and Thursday at the Portuguese-American Club.

Nelson Mechanical makes a green bet that pays off

For six years, Brian Nelson and David Sprague have often resembled plumbers and mechanical engineers turned preachers, promising financial salvation for homeowners through alternative energy sources.

Cable TV committee releases request for proposals

The Island's Cable Advisory Board (CAB) voted Monday to release a request for proposals (RFP) for cable television service on the Island.

Jon Katz talks “Rose In a Storm” at Edgartown Library

"Rose In A Storm" is a terrific yarn. Jon Katz has authored 19 books and has a journalistic resume that includes The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls club keeps kids hopping

Pete Lambos was at his desk at 8:15 Saturday morning, dealing with paperwork.

Rotary serves Martha’s Vineyard and the world

Quietly, the M.V. Rotary Club helps needy folks high in Peruvian Andes and right next door here on the Island.

Audrey Harding at work

At Work is about our neighbors and how they earn their livings.

Don Groover, Kevin Keady weekly at The Wharf

The two are musical fixtures here. We've heard them countless times in bars, at street fairs, and at festivals.