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It’s a Sayre windsurfing sweep in Florida

Nevin Sayre, his daughter, Solvig, and his son, Rasmus ("Raz"), of Tisbury all won first-place trophies in their divisions at the The Calema Midwinters Festival windsurfing competition in Cocoa Beach, Florida, this past week.

Sports Highlights

Ten Martha's Vineyard Regional High School athletes were named all-stars on Monday in the wake of the most successful winter sports season in school history: all four varsity teams made the state tournament.


Spring ahead this weekend.


February break is over.


Pizza nights will be back in full swing next Tuesday at the Chilmark Church at 6 pm when the usual suspects will gather — Pam and Clark Goff, Julie Flanders, Bella Thorpe, Margaret Maida, Janet Weidner, Tom, Peter and Andrew Ruimerman, Bob and Irene Hungerford and more.


As very few of you know, my primary occupation is as a freelance editor, and the most recent project to come across my desk is the annual Town Report.

West Tisbury

The first purple crocus has appeared in our yard.

Oak Bluffs

Does a yellow daffodil blooming in the yard and the re-appearance of robins mean that Spring is here? I was hoping so when I saw them in the yard this past weekend.

Edgartown salon Shear Inspiration expands

Kristen Tidmarsh Araujo celebrates her new location with a Grand Opening Reception on Sunday, March 11, from 2 to 5 pm.

Noteworthy events

The Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown has added a second show by singer Jill Zadeh this Friday, March 9.

Reel Picks: More about movies playing this week

An elite squad of Navy SEALs rescues a kidnapped CIA agent in this covert-action thriller.

Mitt Romney takes the presidential Primary on Martha’s Vineyard

Only 13 percent of registered Island voters participated, and their choices resembled Massachusetts state-wide results.

Roundabouts elsewhere

First off, full disclosure: I am married to Chris Murphy, as many of you know, and I was born and raised in Oak Bluffs, as many of you also know.

Weather delays among friends

Trade-offs and compromises tag along with every life.

The week in comments at

Each week, online comments at MVTimes.

Gracelessness and generosity at war

You may have concluded, as I have, that modern American social behavior and conversation — particularly political conversation — have become coarser as the years have passed, the world has gotten smaller, and its peoples closer.

Islanders winter at the Y

While there may have been a lack of flurries outdoors this winter, there has been a flurry of activity at the Y over the last few months.

BET Networks: Oak Bluffs fireworks show must go on

Black Entertainment Television executives light up fireworks fundraising to keep 36 year tradition on track.

Martha’s Vineyard students exhibit Holga Heaven at Featherstone

Holga Heaven, an exhibit of student photographs taken on cheap plastic cameras at Featherstone Center for the Arts, opens Sunday.