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Thanks for the support

Many thanks to all the families, teachers, school food service staff, farmers, chefs, and community members who came out to support Island Grown Initiative's Island Grown Schools program, at our fundraising dinner last week.

Bruce Eliot

Bruce Eliot of Edgartown died on Tuesday, June 15, at Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

Happy to live among them all

We were not there, but hope the MVRHS graduation on Sunday went beautifully, including the Brazilian scarves, Wampanoag insignia, and whatever garb would bring happiness to the graduating class.

A great father

The family of Stan Hart would like to thank everyone who joined us in the celebration of his life on Saturday at the Ag Hall.

Chilmark selectmen approve creek leases

Chilmark selectmen, meeting Tuesday, agreed to a request by police Chief Brian Cioffi to create a handicap parking spot by Dutcher Dock.

Purple and white predominate among grads

Most of the members of Martha's Vineyard Regional High School's Class of 2010 graduates decided to stick with traditional colors at ceremonies Sunday.

Ask the landscapers

"Work with the safest, environmentally friendly products on the market.

Island grown: Where to get local food

Organizers of the Island Grown Initiative (IGI) are passionate about educating Vineyarders about the desirability and availability of locally grown food.


Meghan Rae Gosselin of Vineyard Haven and Brian James Keegan of Plymouth announce their engagement.

High school grad performs play on Island

On Thursday, June 3, Martha's Vineyard Regional High School graduate Allison Carr, formerly of West Tisbury, performed her original play "H.

Bloomsday celebration this Wednesday

Arts and Society presents the 32nd annual Bloomsday Celebration of music and drama based on the text of James Joyce, influential Irish writer and poet who lived from 1882 to 1941.

Inspiration Weekend a success

The five-day Inspiration Weekend opened up with the explosive vocals of Mandisa and ended with the last of a series of powerful messages by Charles Stanley, Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta.

Showtime at The Yard

With a full season of performances ahead, The Yard is easing in to full throttle.


Samantha Bunker, Jessica Campbell, Mariah Campbell, Bradley Carroll, Bo Hurwitz, Thorpe Karabees, Galen Mayhew, and Lexi Willett — eighth-graders at the West Tisbury School — left for Warrington, England, on Sunday, as part of the school's annual U.

Unfair competition for property-owning businesses

One has to pay the town taxes on his property, plus sewerage, new water usage, insurance for employees, and liability and bath facilities, a cost of over $2,000 quarterly.


Osnat Post, an architect and city planner for Jerusalem and Eilat, will speak at the Hebrew Center at 2 pm on Sunday, June 13.

Meaningful to them

To the Editor:The following is a copy of a letter sent to Mr.

Whose job is the cleanup?

Burning coal releases heat-trapping carbon dioxide, harmful plumes of mercury and other hazardous substances into the atmosphere.

With help, a greenhouse at Daybreak

The Daybreak Clubhouse of Martha's Vineyard Community Services thanks the Vineyard Home Center, Jardin Mahoney, Goodale Construction, Hinkley and Sons, the Community Solar Greenhouse (COMSOG), Chris Cottrell, the Permanent Endowment Fund, Farmtek Suppliers, and the Friends of Daybreak for generous donations to the Daybreak Clubhouse Greenhouse.