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We remember liberty’s tune

The glorious national birthday we celebrate invites us to hoist our flags and drop our guard against the off-Island world and to consider the marvelous connections we have with the vast palette of Americans, quite a few of whom have chosen to celebrate their independence here with us.

Bluebird box

A dozen bluebirds wintered over in the field next to our house.

Artists animate the solstice on Martha’s Vineyard

A parade of colorful puppeteers celebrated the longest day of the year and benefited an organization dedicated to helping African children in Zambia.

An Appreciation - Richard Eugene Lee

The artist Richard Eugene Lee was born January 15, 1933, in Pullman, Washington.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens films for a variety of palates

While the new theater in Tisbury Marketplace is being completed, Richard Paradise will be kept busy with events at venues throughout the Island.

Martha’s Vineyard drinks of the week

This week, Times interns tried a smoothie from Tisberry and Amity Island beer from Offshore Ale Co.

Island fishermen settle lawsuit with Cape Wind

In a joint announcement, Cape Wind said it would fund efforts to assist commercial fishermen on Martha's Vineyard.

Police in Tisbury respond to report of gun-wielding assailants

Tisbury police responded to a report that an altercation among four people in the vicinity of Daggett and Fairfield avenues involved the use of a gun.

Health care winds buffet Martha’s Vineyard Hospital

After nine straight years in the black, the hospital ended the fiscal year in the red.

Historical Perspective: Martha’s Vineyard during the War of 1812

The war was strongly opposed by New England and especially by the Vineyard, where the economic losses were serious.

Pots aplenty at third annual Pottery Party

Last Saturday, Micah Thanhauser hosted a pottery party at his West Tisbury house that raised money for the Island Food Pantry.

Martha’s Vineyard’s Night Heron Gallery strides into second year

The new co-operative gallery on Martha's Vineyard thrives with new artists.

Peculiar play gets polished treatment on Martha’s Vineyard

If Tennessee Williams had written a commercial musical based in New England, it might have been "I Wrote a Letter to My Love."

Harry B. Duane III

Harry Duane, 80, died on June 19 in Shelburne, Vermont, following a long illness.

Le Cave du Grenier opens in Vineyard Haven

La Cave du Grenier is (naturally) a French style bistro serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

‘Home Bird’ – Stories of happiness at home on Martha’s Vineyard

Keeping all senses opened is one of the author's gifts. The ability to capture her experiences in words perfectly chosen to convey them is a second.

One part cinema, one part circus, equals good family fun on Martha’s Vineyard

Wednesdays are Cinema Circus nights with the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival at the Chilmark Community Center.

The FARM Institute’s Pilot Parcel Project is growing

Vineyard farmers in The FARM Institute's Pilot Parcel Project experiment on one-acre parcels.

Martha’s Vineyard Under-15 boys win state soccer championship

It's getting to be a habit for Island teams to succeed in state competition – this time in soccer's Massachusetts Tournament of Champions.

Cubs and Marlins are Martha’s Vineyard Little League champs

Aidan Aliberti threw a complete game two-hitter and struck out 15 to lead the Cubs to the major league title. The Marlins won the minor league title.