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Undefeated Honeys fall in softball playoffs

The Creamers defeated the 10-0 Honeys to knock them out of the softball playoffs yesterday. Creamers star Becca Goreham hit a grand slam and...

Local teen featured in Sports Illustrated for Kids

Jared Regan, 13, of Oak Bluffs, was featured in the most recent issue of Sports Illustrated for Kids. In the Sportskids of the month...

Rod and Gun Club skeet championship is Sunday

The Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club will hold its 2014 Skeet Championship shoot, 12 noon to 3 pm, Sunday, August 10, at the...

Oak Bluffs: cobblestones and canes

I seem to be spending a great deal of time at my kitchen sink lately and it is not because I am in love with washing dishes. It is because in front of the sink window, is my new “squirrel-proof” bird feeder which is actually working: most of the time the squirrels find it too frustrating to figure out. But working well it is, bringing in all species of birds, and even the many cardinals, usually ground feeders, are able to perch happily and feast away. Watching them all sweep in like a rainbow of colors and activity and chirp away, as if relating the latest news in the neighborhood, is peaceful way to begin the day.

Islanders Write asked the writers

For authors, checking email is the best procrastination ever invented. It feels like work and writing but isn't, and generates more email to procrastinate over later.

Snap a photo, crack a claw

President Barack Obama and his family are scheduled to arrive Saturday, August 9, for a two-week vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. It will be the Obamas’...

Don’t scratch!

Hot spots can drive a dog nuts: they lick, scratch, and/or chew them, which causes even more discomfort.

Erin and Devin Hill compete in national championships in D.C.

Edgartown residents Erin and Devin Hill recently competed in the U.S. Junior/Nike 15U-12U National Championships for basketball in Washington, D.C.  Devin, 12, played with...

Sailboats collide off East Chop  

One boat lost her mast but no passengers were injured.

Annual All-Island Art Show a slice of Vineyard life

The Martha’s Vineyard Camp-Meeting Association’s annual All-Island Art Show took place this past Monday in Oak Bluffs. Artwork from dozens of artists hung around...

Photos of long ago Martha’s Vineyard.

Chris Baer teaches photography and graphic design at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. He’s been collecting vintage photographs for many years.Holmes Smith GroceryThe Holmes...

Prevalence of Babesiosis

Is Babesios more common now?

Caught with his X-Acto knife down

“Why did a respected map dealer at the height of his profession betray those closest to him — and deface the artifacts he spent his life preserving?”

Save the Gay Head Lighthouse

This is a big weekend for the Aquinnah Cultural Center (ACC). On Saturday at 5 pm is the 9th Annual Wampanoag Feast and Fundraiser...

Top Gun tennis results

The results of Monday night Top Gun action at Vineyard Youth Tennis follows: Kelly Klaren defeated Zak Danz, 6-3, 6-4; Lizzie Williamson defeated Kiric...

Bridge Results

At the Edgartown Bridge Club at Howes House on Monday, July 28, 12 tables were in play. North-South winners were Sandy and Michael Lindheimer,...

Suddenly it’s August!

Perhaps there is still time to plant late-flowering perennials and fall-color shrubs, such as anemone, tricyrtis, lespedeza, and witch hazel, to add seasonal interest.

Edgartown: pancake drought

Usually the moment August 1 hits, my inbox is just a flood of pancake breakfast invitations, but we seemed to be experiencing a pancake drought. So you must imagine how relieved I was last weekend to see someone hanging a banner for the Rotary Club’s annual breakfast. I must have sounded like a lunatic, audibly exclaiming, “I was WONDERING where all the pancakes were!”

The Adrenaline Music Project at the Y

For anyone between the ages of 13 and 18 interested in pursuing a career in music, the Adrenaline Music Project (AMP) is your gig....