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Noteworthy events

Children aged 9 to 11 are invited to participate in a book club at the West Tisbury Free Public Library.

Insurance for loved pets

I always enjoy the MV Times and am especially fond of Michelle Jasny's weekly column, Visiting Veterinarian.

New jazz dance class starts in August

The Vineyard Tennis Center Workout and Spa at the airport will offer four weeks of jazz dance class, taught by Judy Kranz, beginning August 12.

Martha’s Vineyard Insurance Group makes Irene Resendes assistant VP

Martha's Vineyard Insurance Group has promoted Irene Resendes to the position of assistant vice president.


In a wedding announcement for Kathryn Moore and Robert Seaton 3rd, in the July 29 Times, the home towns of the parents of the bride and groom were reversed.

Chopper interference

I sure hope the National Guard helicopter crew enjoyed the very close view of my vegetable gardens at my farm.

A great surgical experience

I want to say a big thank you for a recent scheduled surgery at the new Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

No help from the vets

I am writing this letter out of sadness as well as anger.

Mildred H. Bland

Mildred Holland Bland died on July 23.

Beryl G. Frey

There will be a celebration of the life of Beryl G.

Not reform at all

Why do we want the state's Wind Energy Siting Reform Act? This act, I believe, was given part of its name — "Reform Act" — to confuse the voters of Massachusetts.

Bike path expansion needed

Following the recent bicycle tragedy in Vineyard Haven, there has been increased interest and attention paid on the Island to the issue of bicycle safety.

Fishing pier is a wonderful idea

While I am an avid reader of the electronic posts on The Times web site, I usually only comment to clarify misconceptions regarding wastewater issues.


The Sunday doubleheaders at Flanders Field are starting earlier and earlier.

Thanks and appreciation

There are no words that can fully express our sincere sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the Dececca family, their friends and the community of Melrose for their loss.

Permanent Endowment is accepting grant applications

The Permanent Endowment for Martha's Vineyard is accepting applications for its fall grant cycle.

After the fire, rescues continue

There were many heroes on July 12, putting out the fire in Menemsha and saving boats.

So many to thank

On behalf of the Tri-Town Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services responders who came from all over the Island to help at the recent fire in Menemsha, we offer our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the wonderful Menemsha businesses and members of the community, who without hesitation gave everything they could give to assist us and the firefighters.

Viktoria H. Kramer

A short memorial service for Viktoria Holm Kramer, a member of the Cronig family, will be held this Sunday, August 8, at 11 am at the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center cemetery on Center Street in Vineyard Haven.

Oak Bluffs

My yard and gardens were starting to get that end of August look — wilted, so dried and cooked — but then happily the rains came so they are reviving.