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Edgartown Fire Department’s annual pancake breakfast

Pancakes were bountiful last Sunday at the Edgartown Fire Station, as were more than a thousand smiling faces.

Noteworthy events

The Martha's Vineyard Museum will host a sneak preview of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" at the Edgartown Lighthouse this Friday, August 27.

Backus wins Chappy Pong

Rod Backus of Vineyard Haven won the third annual Table Tennis Tournament at the Chappaquiddick Community Center, Saturday.

Holmes Holers

Roger Becker was first to finish the 10.

Skillet Tossers Crowned

Karena Hammarlund of West Tisbury threw the skillet 45'4", four feet further than Kara Shemeth and best in Lot Two for women 30 to 45 years of age and best overall.

20th Oar & Paddle

Seas were neither calm nor high, just about right for the 20th annual Oar & Paddle Regatta, on Lake Sengekontacket, Oak Bluffs, Sunday.

Shannon medals

Shannon O'Connor, 13, of Oak Bluffs competed in the 30th annual Cranberry Open at the Tony Kent Arena, South Dennis, on Wednesday, August 18.

Governor on Vineyard Saturday to honor first responders

On Saturday in the lobby of the Martha's Vineyard Hospital, Governor Deval Patrick and the Tisbury Volunteer Ambulance Association honored members of the Island EMT (Emergency Medical Technicians) service, county dispatchers, hospital staff, and police officials who helped save the lives of two people in Tisbury during a medical emergency.

Reid reigns at Mid-Cape

Reid Yennie of West Tisbury won the USTA Mid-Cape Summer Classic tennis tournament at South Yarmouth in the 16-and-under division last weekend. As...

Hallah, it is

According to the English–Yiddish, Yiddish–English Dictionary by Uriel Weinreich, published by Schocken Books, the braided bread of the Jewish people is spelled hallah.

Oak Bluffs bears brunt of power outages in storm

Oak Bluffs residents bore the brunt of electrical outages in Monday's storm, according to NSTAR spokesman Michael Durand.

Featherstone’s Art of Ceramic Bowls

Leave it to Featherstone Center for the arts to come up with the clever idea of combining the art of cooking with The Art of the Ceramic Bowl.

SSA hikes ambulance rates to offset increased travel

Steamship Authority members raised the discounted fares it now charges to transport ambulances between the islands and the mainland, at their monthly business meeting, held in Oak Bluffs on Tuesday, August 17.

Possible Dreams came true for MVCS – Thank you

On behalf of the Possible Dreams Committee, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to all the donors, bidders, and auction goers for their generous spirit and enthusiasm demonstrated during the 32nd Possible Dreams Auction on August 2, 2010 to benefit Martha's Vineyard Community Services.

Complex TTOR issue resists the quick take

It is unfortunate that commentary regarding the TTOR staffing issues at Cape Poge has become personal and accusatory.

Radical Shakespeare: Children’s theater group performs Shakespeare classic

Shakespeare theatre groups are always emerging, but there aren't too many like The New Rude Mechanicals, a theater group comprised of 6- to 16-year-olds who will perform William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at The Yard this weekend.

Hospital cuts corner to increase safety in parking lot

Martha's Vineyard Hospital this week began removing a corner of one wing of the old building where the emergency room was previously located.

It’s a cook’s prerogative

For most of the last 25 years I've entered yeast breads in the fair's baked goods section.

West Tisbury

The temperature has dropped and, with wind and rain, it feels like long pants and hot tea are called for.