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Fall is really kicking in now.

Vote no on Question Two

Question two on the ballot this November 2 would repeal our state's main affordable housing law.


Daniel A.

Ann Smith: Featherstone’s new director

There's been a changing of the guard at Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs, but former executive director Francine Kelly did her best to ensure that her own energy, vision and spirit remain: She recommended that her daughter, Ann Smith, her assistant for the past three-and-one-half years, succeed her as the new executive director.

Pequot show brings people together

Jacquelyn Brickman traveled to Martha's Vineyard more than a decade ago to recover from a broken back — a temporary stopover on what had already been a long road to recuperation.

How did he get that shot?

I'm late asking, but how did Peter Shepardson get that very appealing photo (MV Times, September 16) of four pretty, cute raccoons peeking through tree branches? Were they people in realistic masks? Impressed me very much.

Leslie Baker shows in Boston

West Tisbury painter Leslie Baker is one of a select few Vineyard artists who belong to Boston's prestigious Copley Society of Art.


Best wishes for a rapid recovery go out to Helen Burt, Hugh Knipmeyer, Dan Harnen, and John Chapman.

Arguments against planned fish pier are groundless

Harvey Russell's letter last week (Sept.

Jazz at Offshore is a year-round speciality

Offshore Ale, on Kennebec Avenue in Oak Bluffs, touts itself as the place where "the Island of Martha's Vineyard relaxes," and generally on any night of the week, especially in the off-season, you can find familiar faces.

Sculpture honors Jacqueline Pimentel

Jacqueline Pimentel, a longtime Edgartown resident and advocate for the arts, will be remembered this Saturday, Oct.

Sheila Morgan

The family of Sheila Morgan invites the public to join them for a celebration of her life at 3 pm on Saturday, October 2 at the First Congregational Church in West Tisbury.


Friday, Oct.

No texting while driving under new law in effect today

A new state safe driving law that took effect today prohibits all drivers from texting while driving and prohibits anyone under 18 from all cell phone use while driving.

Wildfood competition at Detente

Whether your specialty is raspberries or venison, the Martha's Vineyard Wildfood Challenge invites you to show off your cooking skills for a chance to win one of several prizes, including a cocktail cruise on a luxury yacht catered by Soigne, a $500 case of Pinot Noir from C.


It was such a beautiful September day that we didn't notice at first that the store sign was gone.

M.V. Film Society screens “Ondine”

We can all use a dose of escapism in these dark economic times, and Irish writer/director Neil Jordan serves up a deliciously romantic film "Ondine.

Part thriller, part gore-fest, “Growth” capitalizes on Vineyard’s mystique

Even though Martha's Vineyard is famously the setting for one of the scariest movies of all time, "Jaws," in general, horror is not the genre that immediately comes to mind when thinking of the Island as a movie locale.

Lure and Winnetu’s dine and stay special

By the end of September, I've developed an unstoppable craving for a quick-fix getaway to tide me over until our first real vacation.