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Oak Bluffs annual Tree Lighting Wednesday

The fun starts at 6:30 pm this Wednesday, Dec. 1 with the lighting of the tree in Post Office Square, followed by merriment in the Game Room at Seasons.

Claude DeHaro

A graveside service will be held for Claude "Frenchy" DeHaro on Friday, November 26, at 3 pm in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Pacific Avenue, Oak Bluffs, with full military honors offered by the Veterans of Martha's Vineyard.

Oak Bluffs Christmas Tree Lighting

Oak Bluffs is gearing up for the holidays.


As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday we relish happy times with family who give us sustenance and love; the compassion we get from friends who give us unconditional understanding and love; the pleasure of smiles we get from people we meet in passing who we may not know; and for thoughtful neighbors who call and check on us during their busy lives.


A story published on November 10, "West Tisbury zoning officer says dirt bike noise is no violation," did not make clear the number of riders allowed on the track.

The shopping scene in Tisbury

The Tisbury Business Association continues its recent tradition this year with a number of holiday festivities geared towards shoppers — keeping shops open until as late as 8 pm in December.


I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all those who helped me in the aftermath of my motorcycle accident on Sunday, November 14.

Don’t be an idler

I am an environmental wacko.

Sun saves costs for Edgartown wastewater plant

Installers made final connections to complete work this week on a new solar power system for Edgartown's wastewater treatment plant.

Edible gifts from Martha’s Vineyard

We've all done it.

Restore Mill Pond

There has been discussion of late regarding the situation of the Mill Pond and Mill Brook in West Tisbury.

Gifts for mind, body, spirit

Winter on the Vineyard — a great time to reflect, renew, and reinvent oneself.

Zephrus desert fundraiser tops $5,000 for Food Pantry

Zephrus Restaurant's apple pie fundraiser recently topped the $5,000 mark.

In the tradition of gratitude

Thanksgiving began in the fall of 1621, as a celebration of survival.

Rod and Gun Club hosts fall shotgun shoot

The Martha's Vineyard Rod and Gun Club will host its annual fall shotgun shoot Sunday beginning at 10 am.

Holiday spirit lights up Gatchell house

Continuing a 33-year tradition, at 5:30 pm on Thanksgiving evening Lynn and Robert Gatchell of Oak Bluffs will hit the switch on thousands of Christmas lights, along with a holiday decoration lineup that includes flying reindeer, candy canes, talking Santas, a toy train, choir people, penguins, and a nativity set outside their home on County Road.

Change roars, and we retreat from the noise

In the characteristically Vineyard argument over dirt bikers and the noise they make roaring around the track they use at Nip and Tuck Farm, some of the debaters argue that the dirt bikers indulge that particular activity because there's so little for young Islanders to do.

Hospice starts mens’s bereavement group

Hospice of Martha's Vineyard this week announced the beginning of the Martha's Vineyard Men's Bereavement Network.