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Capawock pulls the plug on Hollywood for winter

At the Capawock: exit Matt Damon and Seth Rogen stage left; enter tenor Placido Domingo, soprano Renee Fleming, and the great debaters stage right.

Martha’s Vineyard foreclosures up sharply

As the nation grapples with a foreclosure crisis, Island bank and real estate professionals agree the wave of foreclosures is less severe on Martha's Vineyard than other places in Massachusetts, and other places across the nation.

Visiting vet: The importance of the MRI

The dog in the video is leash-walked by a young woman in scrubs.

The benefits of bees

Various life forms responsible for pollination depend on pollen, nectar, and water for themselves and their young. Having a variety of trees and plants is a huge assist for bees.

Current events program at Vineyard Haven Library

A decade after the 9/11 terrorists attacks, some Island residents say they feel a tad safer, but they also weigh the cost of security against what they see as an erosion of personal freedoms.

Chilmark gardener jump-starts her beds with cardboard

Sometimes the simplest approach gets the best results. Such is the case with Rebecca Gilbert's approach to making a garden bed.

Spring cleaning means deals on Main Street, Vineyard Haven

While we are still in the throes of winter (contrary to last weeks temporary warm up), our local stores already have their eyes on the warmer spring season.

Humphrey’s: a Martha’s Vineyard sandwich landmark

Argie and Bernice Humphreys started baking their famous bread on the Vineyard in the late 1930s. The bread and sandwiches remain a big hit.

Magician at Lambert’s Cove Inn, West Tisbury

A small table floats a couple of feet above the floor, then dances playfully in a circle – seemingly with a life of its own – before submitting to gravity.

Oak Bluffs poet Barbara Peckham elevates everyday thoughts

Whatever latent creative aspirations the demands of former routines or priorities may have thwarted, they seem to awaken after living on the Vineyard.

Martha’s Vineyard makes Oscar connection

In 2008, Sara Nesson was a struggling filmmaker doing wedding videography on the Vineyard to fund her latest project "Iraq Paper Scissors." Now, she's up for an Oscar.

The taste of words, the words of taste

I woke up thinking of the nature of reading.

Why did the turtle cross the road?

to cross a double yellow line.

High school closed Wednesday for service for teacher Joy Flanders

Joyanne "Joy" Flanders of Chilmark died Sunday following a long illness.


Big bunches of birthday balloon wishes go out to Ted Thomas.

Real Estate Guide and MVTimes join in online venture

The Martha's Vineyard Times and the Real Estate Guide for Martha's Vineyard have created a formal alliance to jointly offer new advertising options for Vineyard businesses.

All the ways that damage is done

News this week of the arrest of three young Islanders who this winter stole $50,000 worth of tools and equipment from their work-a-day neighbors reflects very well on the cooperating police forces who brought this criminal spree to an end.

Carelessly discarded cigarette caused Katama house fire

Edgartown fire Chief Peter Shemeth says a carelessly discarded cigarette is the likely cause of a fire that damaged a house at 93 Edgartown Bay Road, near the Katama boat landing, early Thursday morning.

Boys hoops squad buries Warriors

Bourne sent its boys varsity and junior varsity teams to the Sancy Pachico gym Wendesday, to do battle with the Vineyarders.