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Open hearts for addiction’s victims

Addiction is a very misunderstood subject and a devastating disease many of our Islanders suffer, be it directly or indirectly through someone we love.

Vineyard Gardens weekly lecture series returns

Vineyard Gardens, on State Road in West Tisbury, will again host a Saturday series of expert lectures on gardening topics, each beginning at 11 am.


Vineyard House, a safe, sober place to live for Islanders in early recovery from substance abuse, invites the community to a potluck dinner and presentation at 6 pm on Thursday, June 3, at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury.


High Honors: Andora Aquino, Matthew Fisher, Olivia Gross, Sarah Hall, Anna Hayes, Gail Herman, Shaelah Huntington, Madison Ibsen, Tessa Permar, Meghan Pettit, Hayley Pierce.

Creative thinking: gallery owners gather

On the evening of May 6, Island gallery owners met on the sun-filled patio of Farm Neck Café to compare notes, share ideas, and partake of refreshments.


The Granary Gallery on Old County Road in West Tisbury, is hosting a trunk show featuring textiles by artist/painter Carol Maguire.

New Zamboni arrives at ice arena

Martha's Vineyard Ice Arena manager Kurt Mundt took the wheel of a brand new Zamboni that arrived Tuesday morning.

Mary Fisher turns the clock on 103

In 1907, Theodore Roosevelt was President, Albert Einstein formulated E=mc2, Oklahoma became the 46th state, Rudyard Kipling won the Nobel Prize for Literature, the country's first transatlantic radio transmission occurred, bubonic plague broke out in San Francisco, a loaf of bread cost five cents, and Mary Lynch Fisher was born.

Gratifying experience

Adult and Community Education of Martha's Vineyard (ACE MV) recently completed it's first humanitarian travel/service project in Nicaragua.

Love requited

I would like to thank the Martha's Vineyard community for coming out in force for my fundraiser.

SSA makes repairs to Vineyard Haven dock

A Steamship Authority dock-building contractor is pounding away at the Vineyard Haven terminal's south slip.

Prom king and queen

Students clad in elegant gowns and tuxedos poured from stretch limos, vans, and buses into the Mediterranean on Saturday, May 22, for the M.


"Jena will never have an apartment, get a real job.

An angel from West Tisbury

This past winter Pam McCormick of West Tisbury identified a need on the Island.

Songs to learn by

Worldwide, some 6,000 "songbird" species are put by taxonomists into a single order (Passeriformes, but don't worry, that won't be on the quiz).

Beer and wine rules and regs, from soup to nuts

Only restaurants that seat 30 or more are eligible to apply for a beer and wine license.

Helping out Heather

Heather Jardin's friends — some 200 strong — turned out at the Portuguese-American Club on Friday night to help out Heather, 29, who is battling leukemia for the second time.

Oak Bluffs parking limits will be enforced

Oak Bluffs Police will begin enforcing parking time limits on Circuit Avenue and roads in the surrounding area on Monday.

RHS assistant principal finalists interviews next week

Two candidates for the position of assistant principal at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) will face final interviews next week.

Tom Bennett + Mary Brissette = 70 years of service

After 40 years of service to the Island community, Tom Bennett was perhaps the brightest luminary Monday night at the Martha's Vineyard Community Services' (MVCS) often-emotional event recognizing the work of staff, volunteers, and board members.