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How can people judge how the art will look in their homes?

Michael Hunter, owner, PIKNIK Art and Apparel: I offer two different environments: the rather austere studio annex, and the inside gallery where the art is displayed among clothing, accessories, and art-to-wear-jewelry.

Marcus Garfinkle focuses on the up-side

Until the Infiniti sedan ran a red light and struck 19-year-old Marcus Garfinkle in the early morning hours of March 29, 2009, he would have said he was a very lucky guy.

George W. Maury Jr.

A military burial service for George W.

Great fishing is often a matter of the right attitude

Been fishin' yet? It is a common question on the Vineyard, if people suspect you are a member of the Island's large fishing fraternity.

Doing the right thing

To the man driving a white van on Martin Road in Vineyard Haven on Wednesday night, the one who came back to find us after accidentally hitting our gray and white cat, Buddy, who crossed the road right into his wheels: thank you so much for taking the time to come back.

David O’Docherty, Irish artist, dies while swimming in Katama Bay

David O'Docherty, 75, of Lynn died Saturday morning while swimming in Katama Bay in Edgartown.

The truth must be told

On behalf of the MV/NAACP, we would like to thank all those that came out and contributed to the Juneteenth celebration.


In a story called "Any rare bees around?" in the June 17 Times, the date of the first training session is incorrect.

Entertainment: Dance, music, theater

It's summer, and the Vineyard is bustling with all forms of entertainment, offering big-town entertainers in an up-close and personal small-town setting.

Gallery hopping

It began rather quietly five years ago in downtown Edgartown, and four years ago in the Arts District in Oak Bluffs; the towns' art galleries took over the streets for the evening.

May homes sales surged

Home and condo sales in Massachusetts surged for the fourth consecutive month in May, as buyers looked to close deals before the end of June in order to take advantage of an expired tax credit, according to the CEO of a firm that released new housing data Tuesday.

Edibles: Good eats up-Island

You have an advantage if you are lucky enough to live up-Island where you're steps away from the many take-out spots in Aquinnah and Chilmark.

Hot rods and roadsters

The Boston Area Roadsters returned to the Vineyard last weekend for the 17th annual Power Cruise.

Standing Room Only at Davis House Gallery

It was a cloudless summer day and like all good farmers Allen Whiting was conscious of the old idiom and out making hay while the sun shines.

A good idea is what you make of it

In his May report to the Tisbury selectmen, Robert Wasserman's Strategic Policy Partnership outlines the steps to be taken if Tisbury and Oak Bluffs elect to merge their police forces.

Catch of the week

Jimmy Moffat, 9, and his dad, Jim Moffat of Attleboro, show off a 41-inch long, 22-pound striper Jimmy caught while fishing aboard the charter boat Wayfarer with Captain Ed Jerome and mate James Taggart, and Jimmy's grandfather, Rod Ezyk of North Attleboro, on Monday morning .

Safety concerns jump with new Big Bridge design

Officials from Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and Dukes County worry that a low railing, part of the design of the new Big Bridge, creates a serious safety hazard for teenagers who jump off the bridge on hot summer days.

Part of the family

Some Fresh Air Fund kids break new ground the minute they leave the city, often for the first time.

Cape Cod wind turbines put a spin on Island planning

A recent tour of Cape Cod wind turbine facilities organized by the Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) gave a group of Island planners an up-close look at the bladed behemoths at the Woods Hole Research Center, the Falmouth Wastewater Treatment Facility, and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Comcast executives visit the Vineyard

Comcast executives, including area vice-president Mary McLaughlin, visited the new YMCA Tuesday, highlighting the company's charitable contributions and some of its new products.