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Vineyard Gardens blends art with its flowers

One nursery on Martha's Vineyard likes its art outdoors with the flowers.

Featherstone launches Art of Flight ceramics

Soup was on the menu at Featherstone Center for Arts last weekend. The Art of Flight Ceramics Show runs through September 12.

New Driftwood gallery opens in Vineyard Haven

Sculpture and pottery find a new home in Vineyard Haven.

Oak Bluffs selectmen sound off, but agree to outdoor music

Selectmen granted a special permit for outdoor music to the Sand Bar & Grille, despite reservations about opening up an old dispute.

It is the lull before the derby storm

With any luck, the mini-tuna will show up in all the traditional spots: off Cape Poge, the gut, Edgartown Harbor, State Beach, West Chop and Menemsha.

Chilmark summer worker arrested in pot bust at harbormaster shack

A summer employee admits he had marijuana shipped to the harbormaster's shack, and stole dockage fees from the town of Chilmark.

Tribe’s historic Mayhew Chapel shows signs of neglect

The Christiantown chapel, once the property of Dukes County, has belonged to the Wampanoag tribe in Aquinnah since 1993.

Martha’s Vineyard Television breaks ground for new studio

Construction will soon begin on a 4,000 square foot building for the Island's community access television station.

Tisbury emergency services facility looks up to the job

The soon to be new home of the fire, ambulance and emergency management departments promises to be something for which Tisbury can be proud.

Up-Island school committee gets a head start on new school year

School committee members took up some old and new subjects, including summer projects, finances, and enrichment programs.

Martha’s Vineyard schools open Thursday, September 6

It's off the beaches and onto buses for students next week.

Car crashes through picket fence on Tisbury’s Main Street

Michael Ashley, 26, of Washington, D.

West Tisbury reschedules Verizon cell tower public hearing

West Tisbury's zoning board of appeals (ZBA) has rescheduled a public hearing from September 6 to Thursday, September 27, on a proposal by Verizon to erect a wireless communications tower on the property of Robert Doane, off New Lane.

Oak Bluffs weekend arrests included a man screaming obscenties

Oak Bluffs police made seven arrests, took three people into protective custody, and responded to 65 incidents during the last weekend in August, according to a police log.

Cape Wind will set up shop in Falmouth

Cape Wind announced last Thursday that it will base its operations headquarters on Falmouth Harbor, at the former home of East Marine.

AG says ignorance of open meeting law is no excuse

Selectmen and school committee members may have a harder time claiming they didn't know better when they run afoul of the Open Meeting Law.


A story published August 23, "'The Ape Woman' rock opera to premier at The Pit Stop" incorrectly reported that Michele Jones is a folksinger.

Aesthetician Virginia Elizabeth Vogt makes a move

Aesthetician Virginia Elizabeth Vogt has moved toSea Spa Salon, in the Village Square Inn, 38 North Water Street, Edgartown.

Toy Box celebrates 25 years of delighting kids and adults

The Toy Box, a specialty toy store in the Tisbury Market Place in Vineyard Haven, will celebrate 25 years in business.

Miss Mary Cosmetics relocates

Miss Mary Cosmetics has relocated to a new location at 20 Surveyors Lane, Unit 103, Vineyard Haven (off State Road, by down-Island Cronig's), where there is plenty of parking.