Monthly Archives: May 2014

Caught in the Vineyard shuffle with nowhere to call home

On Saturday, a group of Islanders met to discuss the decrease in summer housing options.

Aquinnah annual will take up $3.9M budget, zoning changes, lighthouse

A $3.9 million spending plan, a new capital improvement fund, relocation of the Gay Head Lighthouse, a measure to crack down on delinquent taxpayers,...

Café Moxie sold, ice cream and sandwiches on the way

The Café Moxie building and property at 48 Main Street in Vineyard Haven has new owners who plan to open a combined restaurant and...

Poets’ Corner: Woman

She stands proud,Feet planted firmlyOn Mother Earth.Co-parent of the human race,Doctor, lawyer, teacher,Scientist and CEO.Dreamer of dreamsAnd grasper of opportunity.She stands proud.Waitress, philanthropist,Bus driver,...

Real Estate Transactions: April 28 – May 2, 2014

EdgartownApril 29, Nature Conservancy sold Lot 32, 31 Old Farms Trail to John and Diane Crane for $650,000.April 29, Nature Conservancy sold a Beach...

Marshalling the troops: World War II on Martha’s Vineyard comes to life

The Woodland Variety & Grill has never had a authors' book signing before, not once in its 17-year history, proprietor Rob Baker acknowledged with a grin.

Island Housing Trust grew stronger in 2013

The annual report of the Vineyard affordable housing organization paints a bright picture, but many challenges remain.

Forum on Alzheimer’s disease offers positive message

For those afflicted with this terrible disease and their caregivers, the news is not completely bleak.

Permanent Endowment accepting 2014 Creative Living Award nominations

The Permanent Endowment Fund for Martha’s Vineyard is accepting nominations for the 2014 Creative Living Award. This year’s winner will receive $1,000 from the...

Featherstone to celebrate fifth Garden Party with 50 and Fabulous theme

Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs will host its fifth annual Garden Party and Fashion Show on Saturday, May 10, at 2...

Cinco de Mayo fiestas livened up a Monday night

Dance parties, fajita specials, and mechanical bulls added a Mexi-Cali touch to Monday night’s bar scene.

Martha’s Vineyard trout tradition turns 40

A new generation of Island anglers enjoyed a picture-perfect day at the 40th annual trout derby Saturday.

Deneuve is better than ever in “On My Way”

What a treat to enjoy the classic French beauty, Catherine Deneuve, aging comfortably in the romantic comedy, “On My Way.” Directed by Emmanuelle Bercot,...

A fresh look at Martha’s Vineyard history in new museum book

I didn't know, for example, that the Island boasted two harness-racing tracks. And who knew that 60 years before “Jaws” ratcheted up the Island's popularity in 1973, Hollywood, (or more likely New York in those days) memorialized Edgar Allan Poe's “Annabel Lee” in a silent movie filmed in Menemsha in 1913.

Kristen Anderson named citizen of the year

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School alumna Kristen L. Anderson, daughter of William and Maureen Anderson of Oak Bluffs, received a “Citizen of the Year”...

Pink and Green Weekend heralds spring in Edgartown

Edgartown will dress in festive spring colors this coming weekend as the third annual Pink and Green Weekend introduces loads of events, parties, special...

After Prom Party offers a destination for safe celebration

The free all night event at the Y includes food, activities and prizes.

Poets’ Corner: A Farewell to Mama’s Arms

Oh, how it torments my heartstrings to tie up this chapterI clench ever so tightly to what will soon be a mother's memoryAs it...

Volunteers build a treehouse for Garden Gate preschool

With a big community push, the kids now have a magical play house.


Sierra R. MeuseJoEllen and Mark Meuse of Edgartown announce the birth of their daughter, Sierra Ruby Meuse, on April 29 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital....