Monthly Archives: May 2011

West Tisbury

There almost wasn't a column this week.

Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club kids trout derby turns 39 Saturday

Many of the adults who arrive with kids in tow at Duarte's Pond off Lambert's Cove Road in West Tisbury to fish in the 39th annual Martha's Vineyard Rod and Gun Club Kids Trout Derby Saturday morning will have their own childhood memories of fishing the tournament.

Jill Cowie now leads Unitarian Church on Martha’s Vineyard

Jill Ardith Cowie was formally installed as the new minister of the Universalist Unitarian Society of Martha's Vineyard on Sunday afternoon.

Tisbury School “Jump for Japan” raises $4,730 for disaster relief

A "Jump for Japan" fundraiser by Tisbury School students raised $4,730 for the Japanese disaster relief fund.

Everything sheep at The FARM on Martha’s Vineyard

Sheepapalooza — the first annual celebration of sheep at The FARM Institute — was held last weekend.

Energy Carnival electrifies Martha’s Vineyard students

The Vineyard Energy Project (VEP) and Cape Light Compact (CLC) sponsored the second annual Energy Carnival at the Oak Bluffs School on April 28.

Grey Barn and Farm solar array is largest on Martha’s Vineyard

The South Mountain Company announced it has completed the largest solar installation on Martha's Vineyard, a 92KW solar electric array and a 480-square foot solar water heating system at The Grey Barn and Farm off South Road in Chilmark.


Aren't we enjoying a beautiful spring? Sunshine and warm breezes bring out many happy smiles.


So much to report this week: where do I start? Well, first things first, our bell is back on the Old Whaling Church after being shipped away for repairs.

Former tribe chairman challenges incumbent in Aquinnah

Aquinnah voters will decide one contest at the polls Wednesday, May 11, a race for a seat on the three-member board of selectmen that finds incumbent Camille Rose, a veteran town official, defending her job against Beverly Wright, a former chairman of the Wampanoag Tribe.

And so they sang … and danced

It was one year ago when a volcano in Iceland disrupted air travel throughout much of Europe and around the globe and turned the Minnesingers' long-awaited European performance tour into ashes.

Tisbury DPW cuts back thriving Beach Road rosa rugosa

The Tisbury department of public works (DPW) recently drastically cut back brush and rosa rugosa along the bike and pedestrian path on Beach Road up to the Lagoon Pond launch ramp entrance.

Windemere blossoms with spring family dinner

A spring family dinner blossomed inside Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on April 28, despite torrential rain and howling winds outside.

To fight MS, 615 cyclists take to Martha’s Vineyard roads

On Saturday, 615 folks of various ages and sizes and in various states of dress, although mostly in brightly colored tight-fitting riding attire, took off on their bicycles from the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School parking lot to ride around the Vineyard in support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Accept the Challenge.

Mulch, bulbs, and bugs preoccupy Vineyard gardeners

Each spring we have the chance to start anew. We have the opportunity to take a fresh look at what we are doing in our relationship with our surroundings.

Fundraiser coming up for Paul Jackson of Edgartown

It's a miracle that Paul Jackson of Edgartown is alive today.

Royal Wedding party at Morrice Florist

Last Friday Morrice Florist celebrated the royal wedding and invited everyone else who didn't get an official invitation to the grand event to join them.

Oak Bluffs

Happy May, everyone.


To some new bird each hour we listen.

A wonderful event

To The Editor:My family and I extend a big thank you to Chris and Chuck Wiley of Vineyard Gardens for the wonderful Easter Egg Hunt held on Easter Sunday.