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Makos swim team competes off-Island

The Makos Swim Team 10 and under group competed in Eastham in the SEMSL League Stroke Championship against teams from Marshfield, Eastham and Nantucket...

Kelly Klaren tops competition

Kelly Klaren won the girls 14 and under division level 6 tennis tournament at Riverside, R.I., this past weekend. Kelly defeated the No. 1,...

MVRHS committee approves interpreter certification course

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) committee met Monday and appropriated $10,000 for a pilot program that will provide training for graduating high...

The unusual journey of Parnell Pease Fisher

In 1885, Parnell Pease Fisher embarked on a harrowing voyage on a whaling ship her husband captained. The journey took her around the world...

‘Fish Tales’ returns to the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse for a second session of sea...

Updated 12pm, Feb. 3Mark Twain once said, “Don't tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly don't tell them where they know...

Island theaters highlight a new education model and a thrilling ‘Finest Hours’

“Most Likely to Succeed,” a documentary about education reform, will play Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center; “The Finest Hours,” a...

Martha’s Vineyard court report: Jan. 25 – 29

January 25, 2016Liam E. Bassett, E. Orleans; DOB 2/17/84, OUI-liquor or .08%, negligent operation of motor vehicle, marked lanes violation: continued to pretrial conference.Junior...

Births

Aaliyah Grush Shaina Grush and Tony Pires of Vineyard Haven announce the birth of a daughter, Aaliyah Grush, on Jan. 28, 2016, at Martha’s Vineyard...

Academic honors

Dean’s listAidan Huntington of West Tisbury, at Tufts University.Russell Shapiro of Oak Bluffs, at Tufts University.Sarah Parece of Edgartown, at the University of New...

Chandler Blues Band, Gordon Healy to play 'gig for the gig'

On Friday, Feb. 5, from 7 to 10 pm, the Portuguese-American Club in Oak Bluffs will host a fundraiser for the rowing club of...

Real Estate Transactions: Jan. 25 – 29, 2016

AquinnahJan. 26, US Bank NA, as trustee relating to Chevy Chase Funding LLC Mortgage-Backed Certificates Series 2006-2 and present holder of a mortgage from...

Discover alpaca during the month of February

Every Saturday and Sunday morning in February, Island Alpaca will offer their Alpaca Discovery Class to Island residents free of charge. Normally the program...

Ash Wednesday will be marked at the Steamship Authority

To mark the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, Christians across the ages have flocked to churches to have their foreheads marked with ashes,...

Have faith: Bitten by the Unitarian bug

Every other week, Connie Berry will report on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship.While surfing through Netflix a...

‘Public Dancing Allowed’ at Yard music event

Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish will perform at the Chilmark Community Center on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 pm as part of the Yard’s...

Edgartown: Don't Forget to Get your MV Vanity Plate

I had the most amazing dream last night. I rarely remember my dreams, but last night I dreamed that it was a beautiful spring...

Tisbury: Black History Month

That was a very interesting storm. And I foolishly thanked the Town for clearing our road — when they didn’t. Instead, it was cleared...

West Tisbury: Mardi Gras Pancake Supper this Sunday

It feels like spring. The few remaining patches of snow don’t matter. It’s the air that feels soft, warm, moist. It’s supposed to be...

Ginger’s knees

During his prime, Ginger, an older Labrador retriever, tore both anterior cruciate ligaments (ACLs), one after the other. Also called cranial cruciate ligaments (CLLs),...

In praise of February

A couple of friends and I recently went on an excursion to Logee’s Greenhouses (logees.com) in Danielson, Conn., just over the Rhode Island line...