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William Harrison Maynard, Jr.

William Harrison Maynard, Jr.

Nature fills the green thumb void

Arriving on the Vineyard some 13 years ago, I was thrilled to have a yard of my own to garden in, for the first time in my life.

Thanks, and a reminder

The purpose of this letter is to show my appreciation for the protection of open spaces, the maintenance of wildlife habitats, and the beautiful setting that has been established on our small Island.

Vacation fun at the MV Boys and Girls Club

Island kids participated in a special "Funhunters Scavenger Hunt" during April school vacation week last Friday at the Martha's Vineyard Boys and Girls Club in Edgartown.

Island Alpaca’s Shearing Day

Island Alpaca's third annual Shearing Day attracted quite a crowd on Saturday.

Where did the yes signs go?

I thought that America was the land of democracy and that people's beliefs and opinions were protected, to be accepted and respected by everybody.

Not so new

In the few times I've needed to cross the new Lagoon Pond Drawbridge so far this spring, I have but one thing to say: New House, same furniture.

What trees?

I am a fellow lowly minion like Steve Bernier, although I'm a native Islander who doesn't own $10,320,400 In Island real estate.

Soggy Alley Park

Contractors worked over the past two weeks to repair a longstanding drainage problem in Alley Park (formerly known as Waban Park).

Camp is happy sanctuary for kids with HIV

No matter how many pizzas, hotdogs, and ice cream cones get devoured, nor how many motorcycle rides, carousel spins, group hugs and dodge ball games bring shrieks of joy, the most important thing about Camp Safe Haven is community.


Celebrate May Day with a Musical Tea on Saturday from 2 to 4 pm at the First Baptist Church Parish House on Williams Street.


Chilmark Chocolates reopens today.


May is only days away.

West Tisbury

Leaves have appeared overnight.


The buds are on the oak trees, which means everything is probably already green in Vineyard Haven.

Oak Bluffs

Our town is looking brand new with all the activity going on around Circuit Avenue and in front of the Steamship Authority wharf.

Wampanoag Spring Social

About 150 members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah and their guests gathered at the tribal headquarters for a spring social featuring food, music, and the arts.

WVVY’s Air Fair a hit

What began as a daytime trade show evolved in to an all-night dance party with local musicians and DJ's entertaining guests at WVVY's Air Fair last Saturday, April 24.

Holga Heaven photography show at Featherstone

Weeks ago, several young art students were given inexpensive plastic cameras, called Holgas, and an assignment to take one roll of pictures per week.

Words to take flight for Prominent Young Poet winners

Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) junior Jordan Wallace, son of Mark and Patricia Wallace of Oak Bluffs, hopes to play lacrosse and write poetry at Brown University.