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Ellis Island: Pilates, deep fried

Thus I nodded, smiled and pretended I knew all about Pilates, blindly linking them in my thoughts to a particular fragrance sifting away from a Polish friend’s pantry on a dinner best described as Hippie Goes Home for Family holidays.

Edgartown: back from break

Ellie and Caroline Dolby attended their first Red Sox game on Marathon Monday, where they ate everything in sight, including cotton candy, hot dogs, kettle corn, Italian ice, and lemonade while donning freshly purchased Sox duds — sparkly of course.

West Tisbury: Wishing the cold away

It feels impossible to be writing May 1 already. Didn't April just start? The wind has been so cold I was wearing my down...

Oak Bluffs: Travel plans and fun at home

I guess we just have to go day by day as far as weather is concerned. I still had a few logs left by...

Aquinnah: Pizza nights and ‘poison ivy’

So I learned something useful this past week after my son came down with a bad case of poison ivy (not unusual this time...

Tisbury: Musical May Tea and Vintage Voices highlight week

Are you ready for the Triple Crown? Get your start on Saturday at 5 pm with a Kentucky Derby party. It is also a...

Dana Edelman & His Slammin’ Band jammed at Katharine Cornell

Dana Edelman & His Slammin' Band, featuring drummer Victor Jones, guitarist Chris Foley, bassist Eric Johnson, and special guest vocalist Jaiden Edelman, Dana’s 11-year-old...

Martha’s Vineyard court report

April 11, 2014 Brandon M. Francis, Edgartown; DOB 11/22/91, assault and battery on a police officer: continued to pretrial conference. April 18, 2014 Robert L. Bernard, Vineyard...

When bleak prospects intersect with old age

Definitive treatment requires definitive diagnosis, but was putting Nana through risky and painful procedures in her best interests when the long-term prognosis is very guarded? We had followed a long trail, through the many maladies of her youth to a tumor on her hip, from a cough to hypercalcemia to a second, far more serious tumor. For now, Nana is still wagging that tail.

Island ministry provides clothes to go

“I raised my kids here, I know the cost of living. As a full-time social worker I see families every day trying to make ends meet."

Helen E. Rogers

Helen E. Rogers of Edgartown died at Royal Nursing Center in Falmouth on Sunday, April 27. She was 89. A graveside service will be held...

Make them pay

To the Editor: Stop & Shop thinks it can buy its way into the proposed project. Fine, let it.  This process seems to happen a...

Tisbury annual heads into second night

Voters agreed on some matters and disagreed on others but not enough to complete town business in one night.

Open house was a Vineyard horse lover’s delight

The Martha’s Vineyard Horse Council spring open house Sunday attracted horses and horse lovers.

Caring for clematis, preparing sorrel soup

May Day: that phrase, this date, is so meaningful on so many different levels, has so many complexities, that I avert innuendo by merely wishing gardeners a good day in their gardens.

Island poets, inspired by the surrounding sea, will read in Salem

Four Martha’s Vineyard poets will travel to Salem this weekend to participate in the sixth annual Massachusetts Poetry Festival. Justen Ahren, Steven Ewing, Jennifer...

Martha’s Vineyard bridge clubs

At the Edgartown Bridge Club on April 21, six pairs competed. Finishing first were Gerry Averill and her partner, Anita Persson.  Second place went...

ACE MV offers ServSafe food sanitation training classes

Adult and Community Education of Martha’s Vineyard (ACE MV) will offer a ServSafe Sanitation Training certification class from 5:30 to 8:30 pm on Tuesdays...

The big leagues

It’s a fun blend of time travel and catharsis, although in this case it’s like going to a therapist who says, “Tell me about childhood, and if it's entertaining enough you can bill me.

And they’re off: Derby day party

The League of Women Voters of Martha’s Vineyard is hosting a Kentucky Derby watching party this Saturday, May 3, at the Chilmark Community Center....