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Derby Day at the P.A.

There were Mint Juleps aplenty at the Portuguese-American Club last Saturday for what some call the most exciting two minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby.

Island Theatre Workshop opens new doors

Island Theatre Workshop (ITW) is very excited to have their own space after 42 years of traveling to different venues, from the Sailing Camp Park in Oak Bluffs to schools and senior centers.

Fire on Tisbury’s Main Street put out quickly

Tisbury fire fighters quickly extinguished a fire at 54 Main Street in Tisbury Sunday night, at the back of the building housing galleries owned by Louisa Gould and Peter and Ronni Simon.

Swish, swish, swish

Good morning, Mom, Dad, and Brother Ian.

Olga T. Rouse

Olga Terletzky Rouse, formerly of Michigan and Florida and Martha's Vineyard, died on April 28 after a three- year battle with lung cancer.

Oak Bluffs shellfishermen air gripes, reap rewards

Oak Bluffs commercial shellfishermen turned out in force at the April 27 selectmen's meeting and unloaded a litany of complaints.

Help thank a million veterans in 2010

Special cards to hand out to veterans, active military, and their families, thanking them for their service and sacrifice are available from Dukes County veterans services officer Jo Ann Murphy.

To a nesting pair (Vineyard Verses)

two ospreys posed in their pole-top abode.

A perverse strategy

Lots of Islanders have housing Odysseys to tell, and most are harrowing.

DPH forums intended to identify community health needs

An Island planning committee formed to assist the Martha's Vineyard Hospital meet Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) requirements that require the hospital to support community health projects will hold two public forums this month to identify Island priorities.

Play ball!

Jamie McNeely's eyes light up and there's a lift in his voice when he talks baseball.

Macy’s beauty magic is at the Mansion House Friday

Macy's skincare beauty specialists will be on the Vineyard from 10 am to 5 pm Friday, May 7 for a special one-day event at the Mansion House in Tisbury.

County races shape up, include challenge to sheriff

A race is shaping up for the six-year term of Dukes County sheriff in the state election this fall.

Spanish spoken here

On Thursday, April 29, the multi-purpose main hall of the Charter School was transformed into Tarde Espanola (Spanish Afternoon).

New floral designer joins MV Florist

Christina Agnew has joined the wedding and events floral design team at MV Florist, a home-based, online business owned and operated by Ellen O'Brien of Vineyard Haven.

Better than chowder

Congratulations to Jim Gordon of Cape Wind.

Lagoon Pond Bridge detour tonight

The new temporary Lagoon Pond drawbridge is scheduled to close to traffic from 8 pm this evening until 6 am Friday morning.

Bike MS: Riders cruise the Vineyard

Six hundred and ninety-one cyclists completed Bike MS: Ride the Vineyard fundraising ride, in the sun on Saturday with more than 100 volunteers and five Island businesses providing support.