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Vineyard scouts had what it takes in snowy Klondike Derby

Just before the turn of the last century, gold prospectors used dog sleds to travel the sub-zero reaches of Alaska.

Poets Corner

sail away on any ocean or disappear into the larger picture.

Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank Fund makes grant awards

The Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund, a donor-advised fund with the Permanent Endowment for Martha's Vineyard, announced that seven community groups and local nonprofit organizations had received $11,500 in 2011 winter grants.


Olivia C.

Academic Honors

Emily Carter of Oak Bluffs received a Bachelor of Arts degree with Distinctive Scholastic Achievement in Chinese and Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison on December 24, 2011.


Brittany Devaney of Edgartown and Matthew Lawson of New Kent County, Virginia, have announced their engagement.

Looking forward: Martha’s Vineyard brokers talk change and politics

Vineyard agents answer the question: Have any changes occurred locally or nationally that might affect the 2012 real estate market on the Island?




Oh my goodness, talk about a roller coaster ride.


Our first snowstorm of the winter brought such joy to the little ones of our town and such tragedy to the Hutchinson family.


It snowed! Just when I had finally given up hope, I woke up last weekend to a winter wonderland.

Oak Bluffs

The entire Island paid a loving tribute to the late Oak Bluffs Fire Chief Nelson W.

West Tisbury

The Mill Pond has looked like the scene of a wildlife party lately.

Helen Mary Linton

Helen Mary Linton, 96, a long-time resident of Martha's Vineyard died peacefully on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, in Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

Vineyard icemen clinch spot in state tourney

After a two-year absence, the Vineyard boys varsity hockey team punched their ticket back into the state tournament with a pair of wins this week.

Amanda L. Hutchinson

Amanda Louise Hutchinson, 50, of Aquinnah

Joyce Bernard

Joyce Bernard, 79, formerly of Woodside Village, died at Falmouth Care Center on Monday, Jan.

What is chili exactly? Big Chili Contest competitors elaborate

From beans to venison, contestants explain what goes in to their vats of chili for the annual contest, this coming Saturday, Jan. 28.

Noteworthy events

Art at the Chilmark Bank, knitting at Bunch of Grapes, grants for artists, and stress reduction.