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Christmas in Edgartown means shopping galore

Find deals and holiday goodies at Edgartown stores this weekend.


With warmth in the air a camp out was in order.


Are you ready for Santa Claus? It is deer week on the island so Santa has to leave his deer off island.

“Northwest Passage” and “The Sessions” at Martha’s Vineyard theaters

Sail Martha's Vineyard is collaborating with the Martha's Vineyard Film Society to show "Northwest Passage – On Franklin's Trail," a documentary about the lost expedition of English adventurer Sir John Franklin and the search for his remains.

Editor’s choice: Upcoming events on Martha’s Vineyard

Reflections of Peace Concert, a Winter Walk at Polly Hill Arboretum, and a Hannakuh celebration are all on tap this week.

Featured favorites: Biographies

Biographies recommended by your Martha's Vineyard bookstores.

Martha’s Vineyard’s Island Community Chorus gets into the spirit

Along with special guests, the 114-member chorus delighted audiences at its annual Holiday Concert.

Aquinnah native Jesse Wiener makes music in NYC, soon LA

Growing up on Martha's Vineyard and now working in "the real world," an Islander finding his place.

Payment for Christmas decorations must change in Edgartown

A town selectman is paid to supply goods and services for holiday decorations, without following the state's strict procurement laws.

Airport charts course in master plan process

This is your chance to influence the Martha's Vineyard Airport flight plan for the next decade.

Laurie Clements’s horse rescue effort needs your help

Miniature horses, ponies, horses, and a donkey are in Ms. Clements' herd. She's a one-woman savior with a big job and a small budget.

New Oak Bluffs Little League ball field proposal rises

Five years after intense opposition spoiled a Little League effort, a new proposal has surfaced, at a new site.

Chilmark officials wonder if artificial reef might protect beaches

Worried that storms will erode south shore beaches and erase barriers protecting ponds, Chilmark will study efficacy of reef building.

Tisbury School design options range from $43 to $45 million

A draft feasibility report determined it will cost about $20 million to merely renovate Tisbury School, without addressing the need for expansion.

Coast Guard Station Menemsha enlists new mascot

Enlisted as a seaman recruit, the station's resident dog already ranks highest in the affections of his fellow Coast Guard crew members.

The Island’s generosity venue – P-A Club event benefits Jim Moore

Four hundred giving friends joined to raise more than $50,000 Friday, just the latest in a long line of fundraisers for neighbors in need.

Utilities plan new power, TV cable to Martha’s Vineyard

NSTAR and Comcast will install a new under-sea transmission line from the mainland, to increase capacity and improve reliability.

Edgartown philanthropist to the rescue, for new rescue boat

There is no such thing as a free boat, but in this case, it's pretty close, thanks to Edgartown summer resident Ernie Boch Jr.

No better feeling

There is no better feeling than "community," and nowhere is it more alive and real than at the Oak Bluffs Tree Lighting.

Amazing support

On behalf of both the Tisbury and the Edgartown schools' eighth grade classes, I thank Vineyard Vines of Edgartown for hosting their "Shop for a Cause" events.