Awards at Tisbury School

The Tisbury School held its Recognition Day for grades five through eight on Tuesday, June 17..  The following special awards were presented. Jeffrey T. Goodale Memorial Award to Nathaniel Porterfield, grade 5; Dorothy Larkosh Roberts Award to Danielle Middleton, grade 6; Rose Anthony Award for Achievement in Literary Arts to Owen Porterfield, grade 7. 8th Grade […]


James Pringle of Vineyard Haven was appointed to another term as a Justice of the Peace for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with a “special designation to solemnize marriages, for seven years, if said appointee shall so long behave well in said office.” Julia MacNelly of West Tisbury has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowshipto teach English in […]


Simi Horwitz, a seasonal resident of Vineyard Haven, has won the New York Press Club Award for Entertainment News, for a piece on the challenges faced by Jewish feminist theater artists performing in Muslim countries. The story appeared in The Jewish Daily Forward. For the same story Ms. Horwitz won the American Jewish Press Association […]

Academic Honors

Graduates Alea Braga of Vineyard Haven received a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Conn. Max Conley of West Tisbury received a Bachelor or Arts from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Olivia E Gross of West Tisbury received a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, from the University of Vermont in Burlington. […]

“Shenandoah Nights” wins award

“Shenandoah Nights” by Lisa Belcastro of Edgartown won the Speculative Fiction Reader’s Choice Award last weekend at the New England Chapter of the Romance Writer’s of America conference in Boston. Miss Belcastro’s “Shenandoah Crossings” placed second in the NEC-RWA awards. “Shenandoah Nights” also garnered Romance Book of the Year from the CSPA in April. The […]


James T. Morse of Oak Bluffs was recently installed as a District Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts at the fraternity’s Boston headquarters. Mr. Morse will preside over eight lodges in the 20th Masonic District for the year.