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August on the Vineyard is the peak season for the vehicular misery we endure for two months because relieving it involves a trade-off we're unwilling to make: changes to the Island road system that would damage the rural character of this place all year.
Each July and August, the Island's leading nonprofits pack the calendar with the fundraising events that will make or break their budgets for another year.
One of the Island's great seasonal traditions, the West Tisbury Farmers' Market, opens for its 39th year this Saturday morning, June 8.
There's been a lot of noise lately about how the federal budget sequestration has created backups at airports across the nation.
The chorus performs twice this weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, at the M.V. Regional High School Performing Arts Center.
West Tisbury just went through a $1.
Computing the rate would be easy enough.
The story begins in 1840, when the wealthy whaling captains of Edgartown planned the grandest church ever built on the Island.
Lately, the Martha's Vineyard Housing Needs Assessment Study Committee — don't worry, there's no acronym quiz later — has been batting around an early draft of the preliminary report prepared by their consultant, Karen Sonnarborg.
West Tisbury has had a spirited conversation this fall about the trees around the parking lot between the Howes House, the Field Gallery and the new public library.
This weekend, the Island Community Chorus will sing compositions in Latin, German, Hebrew, and English at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown.
Being called to a marathon government meeting of representatives from the six Island towns might sound like a fitting punishment for something you did that wasn't terribly nice.
Consultant Karen Sunnarborg is at work now preparing an Island housing needs assessment, a much-needed update to the reports prepared in 2001 and 2005 for the Martha's Vineyard Commission.
The school year that begins today across the Island is one of important firsts for public education here.
The Vineyard, with its bike-friendly scale, has tantalizing possibilities as a model community for encouraging alternatives to the automobile.
This year's Summer Institute presents eight Sunday evening movies and seven speakers from the front lines of politics and economics, beginning July 5.
The concert promises a mix of music familiar & new, patriotic & just plain fun – from Gilbert & Sullivan to Irish folksongs and even a gospel number.
Last month, after my column on the Vineyard Transit Authority was published here, I was struck by the vehemence of one online poster who lambasted our regional bus service as a source of traffic congestion and air pollution and an assault on American free enterprise.
"Saints & Sinners:" It's the perfect title for the 45th anniversary program of the Minnesingers, this Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.