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Huge success

I have to say thank you, thank you, and thank you to all the people who helped to make the Celebrity Waiters Pasta Dinner at the Federated Church, for the benefit of the Haiti Peace Quilts project, such a huge success.

Art and eggs: Easter hunts at Field Gallery and Tabernacle

A hazy fog hung over the Field Gallery in West Tisbury Sunday morning, making the annual search for Easter eggs all the more mysterious for an excited band of youngsters who charged toward the whimsical sculptures shortly after 9:30 am.


Last weekend, a group of spirited tennis players from across the Island came together to help raise money to purchase tennis uniforms for the boys and girls high school tennis teams.

Hearty congratulations

Clearly the nation is opening a new chapter in providing health care for most all of its citizens.

Vineyard Haven is already busy

As a longtime seasonal resident (12 summers) I would like to express my strong disapproval of the proposed wine-and-beer licensing in Vineyard Haven.

An honor

I am writing to thank you for your support of the Island Spelling Bee.

What really happened

Since Steve Myrick wrote an article last week, playing loose and free with comments on the salary of the Oak Bluffs town clerk ("Oak Bluffs voters face overrides, $24.

Tisbury selectman clarifies beer/wine question’s language

After last week's work session pertaining to the pending beer and wine vote in Tisbury, it is clear to me that there needs to be more clarity on the ballot question that will be before the town of Tisbury on April 27.

Raise too big for fire department

During a time where everyone is being asked to tighten their budgets, I find it interesting that the Oak Bluffs Fire Chief is asking for a $30,000 raise.

Jemima James and Dan Waters perform April 9

With her warm, truth-telling voice and her 60s-era Gibson Hummingbird guitar, singer-songwriter Jemima James is a cornerstone of the Vineyard folk-music scene.

Mill Pond needs responsible stewardship

It took 10 years for the voters of West Tisbury to make up their collective mind about what to do with the historic town hall building, left to our care by previous generations.


Green Fair seeking vendorsWorld Waterway of Martha's Vineyard and National Geographic will hold a "Green Fair" in conjunction with the book launch of "Written in Water: Messages of Hope for Earth's Most Precious Resource.

The horses were flying

Eager riders rounded up at the Flying Horses over the Easter weekend for some early season saddle time.


B-Strong congratulates Jamie Craig, Dave Murphy, Jonathan Klaren, Sean Slavin, and Tim William for their combined 53-pound weight loss and the completion of the three-month long 911 Fitness Challenge.


Nancy Luedeman, 90, of Oak Bluffs died April 4.

Advice to job seekers – hang up

I own a retail store in Vineyard Haven and have noticed for some time that teenagers applying for jobs are commonly lacking basic job hunting skills.

First stage wind data gathering complete at two Island farms

The first stage of wind power feasibility studies at Northern Pines Farm in Tisbury and Allen Farm in Chilmark are complete.


The April 1 issue of The Times reported incorrectly that town clerk Deborah Ratcliff received a raise of $10,213 last year, over the objection of the finance and advisory committee.

Reel Pics

How could you not love a spin on a Lewis Carroll classic with a dolled-up Johnny Depp, a funny, fierce Helena Bonham Carter, a charming new version of Alice (Mia Wasikowska) — and best of all, the wildly imaginative Tim Burton? But with totally annoying Anne Hathaway as the White Queen, and its ultimate slide to conventional Disney — you won't.

Gwen Mayhew, in her own words

While Gwen was in Haiti, Cedar Crest asked her to write a blog about her experiences for the college website.