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This was then: The Cigar Smoking Machine

In 1904, Edgartown inventor Elmer Bliss was issued patent 768,892 for a life-size automaton designed to advertise tobacco products. It smoked real cigars by...

Farm Neck Foundation announces $50,000 in grants to Island nonprofits

The Farm Neck Foundation board of directors announced its list of recipients for 2015 grants totaling $50,267. The Farm Neck Foundation is an independent...

Academic honors

Dean’s listMia Arenburg of Oak Bluffs, at Savannah College of Art and DesignCollege athletics awardAlistair Rizza of Vineyard Haven, a 19-year-old sophomore on the...

Real estate transactions: December 14 – 18

ChilmarkDec. 17, Paula H. Noe, trustee of Paula H. Noe Qualified Personal Residence Trust for Jason Sco and the Paula H. Noe Qualified Personal...

Martha’s Vineyard court report: Dec. 17 – 21

Dec. 17, 2015Angela Gulinello, Vineyard Haven; DOB 2/11/81, assault and battery on a family/household member: dismissed at the request of the commonwealth and failure...

Vineyard boys hockey loses 4-1 to Plymouth North

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School varsity boys hockey team lost 4-1 to Plymouth North in Buzzard’s Bay on Saturday. The Vineyard’s Jonas Lukowitz...

Vineyard golfer makes Globe All-Scholastic list

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School junior Finn Simpkins was named an All-Scholastic athlete by the Boston Globe last week for his performance on the...

HGE is only seen in dogs, but what is it?

Little Bamboo arrived on an emergency wrapped in a towel. The elderly Yorkshire terrier was struggling to breathe, wheezing and snorting with each inhalation....

How does that chair make you feel? Island mental health professionals discuss comfort

Do you lie down, or sit up when talking to a therapist? Do you face them, or...somewhere else? Do you visit them in an...

Birth

Bodhi Alexander YoungNicole McCue and Alex Young of Vineyard Haven announce the birth of a son, Bodhi Alexander Young, on December 20, 2015, at...

Closing time: Last-chance shopping at Island stores

How about a new tradition: “On the 13th day of Christmas, I bought something for me”? Check out a few local stores that are...

Mary Ann Alwardt

Mary Ann Alwardt of Oak Bluffs died at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015. She was 77.A visitation will be held for...

Recipe: Chocolate gingerbread waffles

Wake up the family during the holiday season with the smell of these chocolate gingerbread waffles. A blend of nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice makes...

Recipe: Holiday whoopie pies with Tiny Baker

Behind every good recipe is a confused story of how it became popular. Whoopie pies originated in one of two places: in Pennsylvania Dutch...

Christmas Day and Eve Events

Looking for a family-friendly event or a place to eat this Christmas? Try some of these noteworthy events. Or, see here for holiday religious services.Skate...

A jazzy farewell to 2015

The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse will host a “Farewell to ’15” jazz cabaret on Wednesday, Dec. 30, in the Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby in Vineyard Haven....

After the solstice

After the winter solstice, all increasing photons are measured against every decreasing degree, as in “when the days lengthen the cold strengthens.” Despite the...

On the job six months, Oak Bluffs School principal resigns

Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools Superintendent Matthew D’Andrea confirmed Tuesday that Oak Bluffs School Principal John Rizzo resigned on Tuesday and will leave the Island...

Sharon and John Kelly of the Secret Garden

John and Sharon Kelly opened the Secret Garden on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs in time for Memorial Day weekend in 1981. Over the...

The Sins of St. Nick: Ho Ho No Nos

Upon studying patterns of behavior at the North Pole, a group of Islanders has concluded that Santa Claus, a jolly symbol of Christmas —...