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Great story, great partners

Thanks so much for the great story by Whit Griswold with photos by Ralph Stewart of our Dress A Girl Around the World sewing event.

Market owner says Oak Bluffs rezoning will promote safety

At the public meeting in April last year, people blamed Tony's Market for the traffic congestion and dangerous mix of cars, trucks, and pedestrians near the store.

Edgartown takes up $27.5 million, 68-article annual warrant

Edgartown voters will meet at 7 pm, Tuesday, in the Old Whaling Church on Main Street, to take action on a 68-article annual town meeting warrant and a $27,528,381 spending plan for fiscal 2012, which begins July 1.

West Tisbury school presents The Pirates of Penzance

"The Pirates of Penzance," the comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan, made the perfect vehicle for a spirited group of seventh- and eighth-graders at the West Tisbury School's annual musical, where a couple of exceptional performances gave a preview of emerging big talent.

Planting a vegetable garden on Martha’s Vineyard

Before planting, spread whatever compost, humus, or leaf mold you have accumulated over the top of the ground.

“Poetry” and “My Perestroika” showing on Martha’s Vineyard

Two films that examine other cultures will play on the Vineyard this weekend.

He farmed that Chappy land, now preserved

As a native-born Islander, born on Main Street, Vineyard Haven, I was very much interested in the Land Bank purchase of 41 acres on Chappy.

Deception alleged over Article 37 in Tisbury

Article 37 was hastily added to the Tisbury town meeting warrant after the selectmen met in a closed-door strategy session, at their March 8, 2011 meeting.


Looking for a little color and pizzazz to get you through the last gray days of early spring? Well, tonight kicks off the start of Martha's Vineyard Fashion Week, an event organized by Richard Skidmore and Melissa Breese.


I have to tell you all, I believe right now is about the anniversary of my first column, and I'm a little nervous that I will begin repeating myself.

Featherstone Center for the Arts celebrates art teachers

Featherstone Center for the Art's Past and Present Teacher Show opened Sunday, April 10, and remains on display through May 1.

Photos: Popular Martha’s Vineyard bar, The Lampost, opens for season

The Lampost, a popular bar for dancing in Oak Bluffs, opened for the season last Friday, April 1, keeping with their annual tradition of opening on April Fool's Day.

Vote no on zoning change in Oak Bluffs

Article 10 on the Oak Bluffs town meeting warrant, April 12, threatens the Winthrop Avenue residential neighborhood.

Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Transactions March 21–25, 2011

March 23, Charlotte Ruben, trustee of Charlotte Ruben Trust sold 12 Larsen Lane North Fork to Linda S.


Ray and Carol Pearson and their seven-year-old grandson, Gabriel Elisha Hastings, are visiting Carol's father and Gabriel's great-grandfather Elisha Smith and his wife, Denise, this week.

VR Habilis tapped to present abstract

VRHabilis, a disabled veteran-owned company with offices in Vineyard Haven, has had an abstract selected for presentation at the Third International Dialogue on Underwater Munitions, to be held in Sopot, Poland, April 12-15.

Visiting Veterinarian: Lone Star tick risks for Martha’s Vineyard

The longer I practice, the less I seem to know, so I recently enrolled in an online class about tick-borne diseases.

Martha’s Vineyard Curves launches annual food drive

Curves of Martha's Vineyard is offering incentives to members and the community to donate food and cash to benefit the Island Food Pantry as part of the fitness franchise's 13th annual food drive.

West Tisbury signs Field Gallery P&S, seeks new shellfish constable

West Tisbury selectmen last week signed a purchase and sale agreement for the Field Gallery property, setting the stage for voters to decide at town meeting if they want to buy the 1.