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Chilmark: life is buzzing

Life is buzzing in Chilmark. Can’t even pull into parking lots, local eggs are sold out by noon, and the bulletin board at Chilmark Store has no space left. I stopped there for breakfast last week in the rain and the porch was full. Take it slow on the roads and be sure not to cut off the Presidential motorcade.

Paddling ‘round an Island near you

I'll pick up the fair ebb current at West Chop and thereafter have it with me the whole way down the Sound for the Cliffs.

West Tisbury: flowers everywhere

Flowers everywhere. August is the best time of summer gardens, arms full of flowers for bouquets around the house, baskets of produce for dinner. Squash and tomatoes and raspberries and beans to eat right in the garden. I can't pick them fast enough.

Appraisal Day at the Musuem

Get rich quick...Or, at least, discover a fiddle made from a gourd.

Tisbury: Share the roads for safety’s sake

How can anyone think bicycles don’t have the same rights as cars on our roads? The moped riders have these rights, too. Owning a vehicle does not give you the right to be the only one on the road. If you find these people slow you down, you should have left home earlier. Your being late is not their fault.

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: July 28 – August 1, 2014

Edgartown July 28, C. Dwight Zanger and Sharon Clauss-Zanger sold 75 Saddle Club Rd. to Arthur Daniel and Jennifer L. Scannell for $499,000. July 29, Peter...

Kids and parents collaborate to stage “Spring Awakening”

More importantly, parents and teens were communicating. Given the controversial and troubling nature of the subject matter, parents of the participating teens were called to alert them of the shocking scenes that are inherent in the play and many discussions were held during rehearsals.

Late summer openings

New restaurants to try this August on Martha’s Vineyard.

Answers from the Wild Side: Is this a Black Widow?

Black widows generally are famous as the most venomous spiders in North America, one of very few arthropods on the continent that is capable of killing a human being. Being small spiders, they can inject only a tiny quantity of venom. But the venom is incredibly potent...

Henry W. Hotchkiss

Henry Washington Hotchkiss of Fairhaven died in Fairhaven on August 2 after a long illness. He was born in 1937 in Meshed, Iran, to his...

Natalie Hoxsie Perry

Natalie Hoxsie (Bailey) Perry of Barrington, R.I., died at her daughter’s home in Centerville on July 27, with family and loved ones by her...

Patricia J. Maseda

Patricia J. Maseda of Oak Bluffs died peacefully on Wednesday, July 30, at Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 81. Jane was born in Oak Bluffs...

Fashion for Family Planning of Martha’s Vineyard

To a standing room only crowd this past Thursday, July 31, seven models showcased 21 of Stina Sayre Design’s summer and fall designs at...

Golfers with flexibility find lower priced options on Martha’s Vineyard courses

It's nine holes, and a classic Chappy experience. Featuring two par 4s and seven par 3s, the 1,325 yard beauty wends its way along the Wasque shoreline. The family maintains the rustic course as a matter of love.

West Tisbury will elect new moderator in November

West Tisbury selectmen voted unanimously at their weekly meeting on July 30 to choose a new town moderator at a special election held in...

Art, music, and flowers at Gallery in the Garden

Two years ago, driving by the Vineyard Gardens sign “Gallery in the Garden tonight,” I put on my blinker and turned in to their...

Keeping the lights on: A love affair with Gay Head Light

“Gay Head Lighthouse: The First Light on Martha’s Vineyard,” by William Waterway, The History Press. 159 pages, $19.99. The Gay Head Light will likely...

Annual Water Tasting event for Vineyard House on August 7

The 17th annual Water Tasting by the Sea and silent auction to benefit the Vineyard House is Thursday, August 7, beginning at 5:30 pm...

Islanders Write: A day of discussion about the art, craft and business of writing

Updated When: Monday, August 11, 2014 Where: Grange Hall in West Tisbury Panel discussions upstairs at the Grange Schedule: 8:00-8:45 Morning Edition: Writing for Radio They say radio is the most visual medium....

Brush it off: Create and Cocktail classes inspire creativity

Group painting classes on Martha’s Vineyard are a hit.