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Dave Brubeck takes five for the Y

Hundreds of the Vineyard's best-heeled residents gathered before sunset in Katama Sunday evening to watch jazz great Dave Brubeck tickle the ivories.

Funny girl: Anne Beatts comes to The Yard

The Emmy-winning writer is in her California kitchen, and we can hear dishes clattering through the phone as she cleans her kitchen and talks about her upcoming visit to the Vineyard.

Cruising with Cruz: John Cruz plays on Alabama

The iconography and beauty of the Black Dog tall ships Shenandoah and Alabama might be familiar sights in the Vineyard Haven Harbor.

Chopper interference

I sure hope the National Guard helicopter crew enjoyed the very close view of my vegetable gardens at my farm.


In a wedding announcement for Kathryn Moore and Robert Seaton 3rd, in the July 29 Times, the home towns of the parents of the bride and groom were reversed.

Martha’s Vineyard Insurance Group makes Irene Resendes assistant VP

Martha's Vineyard Insurance Group has promoted Irene Resendes to the position of assistant vice president.

Alternative bike route has its auto speed and volume too

This letter was written to the Tisbury selectmen.


Photographer Karen Gourley Lehman, a longtime summer resident and teacher at Marblehead High School, is teaching at Featherstone Center for the Arts' Photography Exploration Camp, a program designed for children ages 11 and older.


West Tisbury Library, 4 pm, Reception.

New jazz dance class starts in August

The Vineyard Tennis Center Workout and Spa at the airport will offer four weeks of jazz dance class, taught by Judy Kranz, beginning August 12.

‘Tis the season for loss of reason

and impending Doom.

Celebrating Walter Cronkite

The life of Walter Cronkite — long-time CBS anchorman, Vineyard sailor, and friend of many Islanders — was celebrated at the Whaling Church in Edgartown on Sunday evening, July 18.

Insurance for loved pets

I always enjoy the MV Times and am especially fond of Michelle Jasny's weekly column, Visiting Veterinarian.

Aquinnah selectman to meet with tribal council over beach path

The narrow, sandy path that is the subject of a scheduled meeting Saturday between a representative of the Aquinnah selectmen and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) tribal council leads to Lobsterville Beach and Vineyard Sound.

Tisbury fire chief shuts down Tropical’s kitchen

Tisbury Fire Chief John Schilling issued a cease and desist order to Tropical Restaurant at Five Corners Tuesday afternoon.

Three wheels, two seats, one letter, zero permits

The Oak Bluffs board of selectmen moved Wednesday to stop the rental of limited-use vehicles in their three-wheeled tracks.

Catch of the week

Ken Lobdell of Vineyard Haven holds a yellowfin tuna he caught Monday while on an offshore trip with Captain Dick Vincent and an Island crew that included Darren Lobdell, William deBettencourt and his brother Todd deBettencourt, and Greg Williamson and his son Andrew.

Possible Dreams remain possible, but venerable MVCS auction’s proceeds trimmed sharply

Decorated by a huge white tent Monday evening, Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs was the site of the 32nd annual Possible Dreams Auction, the summer-defining auction of all auctions that benefits Martha's Vineyard Community Services (MVCS).