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Scouting is coming back on Martha’s Vineyard

In a variation on "Be prepared," the motto of the Boy Scouts of America, Ewell Hopkins is prepared to make being a Boy Scout "the coolest thing for a kid to be on the Island.

Fantasy sports flourish on Martha’s Vineyard

Imagine you own a baseball team with present-day versions of Williams, DiMaggio, and Mays patrolling the same outfield — or Aaron, Musial, and Mantle.

Urban survival – a former street kid explains how

Read this book. And, guaranteed, you'll want to meet the author.

Poets read at West Tisbury Library

A problem arose shortly after 4 pm on Sunday afternoon, May 1, with this review of a poetry reading at the West Tisbury library.

Eliakim’s Way – energy-efficient living on Martha’s Vineyard

At Eliakim's Way in West Tisbury, the owners of 8 new homes have the opportunity to generate electricity from the comfort of their own homes and win prizes.

Building Shelter builds connections on Martha’s Vineyard

A group of tourists from the Midwest visited the Island several years ago to see the sights.

Martha’s Vineyard Museum sees Civil War as Islanders did

Thanks to extraordinary research scholarship by the MV Museum, our Island's complex experience in the War Between the States can now be known and experienced.

Woods Hole Museum model boat show displays seafaring artistry

Residents of Martha's Vineyard and travelers to the Island will have reason to linger in Woods Hole this weekend beyond waiting for a Steamship Authority ferry.

At Work “” Don Benefit

At Work: In many ways, Donny Benefit is a throwback to the days when Islanders had to make do and figure things out.

Martha’s Vineyarders capitalize on Adult Community Education

ACE MV continues to grow as it provides both life-changing choices to Island residents and an environment that encourages taking action.

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.