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Weekly Update – top news and noteworthy events, September 29

Living Local Harvest Festival, Electronics Disposal Day and last lobster rolls for a while. Not-to-be-missed weekend events summed up into one video.


Basil Welch was born on April 16, 1924 and died in the afternoon on September 24, 2011.


Oh my.


Don't forget.

Oak Bluffs

If you had to guess the date from the weather, you would definitely be thinking of August with this humidity and heat.

West Tisbury

I should have known better.


It is nearly October, but the sun is shining and the oaks are still green and Main Street is still packed with tourists.

Dick Brown of Oak Bluffs honored by Mass Maritime Academy

Dick Brown, 95, received the Alumnus of the Year award for 2011 from his alma mater, Mass.


Wyatt R.

Supporting first responders, from Martha’s Vineyard to California

Steve Jones, 60, is riding a bicycle across the country to help prepare first responders for exposure to radiation.

Hummingbirds leave Martha’s Vineyard after the season

Hummingbirds are beautiful, tiny, territorial, and often very shy. Getting a photo of one up close if a real challenge.

Volunteer options plentiful on Martha’s Vineyard

Opportunities for volunteering on the Island range from shingling to tutoring to grant writing to...you name it.

Volunteering on Martha’s Vineyard is challenging, rewarding

Volunteering can be tricky business in some situations, but the payoff almost always makes it worth it.

Behavior changes with the season on Martha’s Vineyard.

Summer's behind us, and we get the Island back. Yes!

Activists work toward self-sustaining Martha’s Vineyard

Via a variety of alternative ground transportation, a group of Islanders paraded through Vineyard Haven to promote a future free of fossil fuels.

Manmade changes affect natural world on Martha’s Vineyard

As the Vineyard climate warms, southern species start to appear here more frequently.

Martha’s Vineyard Commission rescinds Edgartown special ways votes

The Martha's Vineyard Commission voted last week to rescind votes taken in March pertaining to the designation of five Edgartown roads as special ways.

Martha’s Vineyard and federal wind energy forum

An October 5 public forum will focus on Martha's Vineyard's and other coastal communities' experiences with wind energy development in Federal waters offshore.

Aquinnah completed two special town meetings in one night

All warrant articles passed easily and without major dissent. The biggest question of the evening was whether the required number of voters would show up to form a quorum.