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Frances V. Resendes

Frances V. Resendes, 97, died at her Edgartown home on Jan. 3, 2017. A memorial service is being planned shortly, with a date and...

Aquinnah: Visitors

Happy New Year, one and all. So far, the year in Aquinnah is off to a good start, with many visitors this past weekend....

Island jeweler Cheryl Stark dies at age 70

Jeweler and store owner Cheryl B. Stark died at the age of 70 in her West Tisbury home on Monday, Jan. 2.Ms. Stark first...

This Was Then: Welcome and the ape

Welcome Tilton of Chilmark (1856–1949) was a whaleman, trap fisherman, lobsterman, cod fisherman, coaster, fishmonger, and later in life, door-to-door vanilla salesman. He came...

Poem: Leaves

By John OrtmanLeaves in the windBlown and scattered,Whirl in a spiralTurn in the air.Leaves in the windDance and frolic,Crackle a songAcross the lawn.Leaves in...

Oak Bluffs: Resolutions

Welcome to 2017. Are you all ready with your New Year’s resolutions and good intentions? My plans to be more organized in this new...

Have faith: Meeting Quakers

Updated Jan. 16, 9:34 amEvery other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship.There’s a...

Great Island Couples: Alma and Hans Stibolt celebrate 75 years

Alma and Hans Stibolt are living proof that Tom Brokaw was right.The veteran newsman’s 1998 book "The Greatest Generation" profiled the American generation that...

Irene Carson MacKenty

Irene Carson MacKenty of Edgartown died on Dec. 30, 2016, at Martha's Vineyard Hospital at the age of 91. Her passing was caused by...

Edgartown: New Year's

Happy 2017! I hope everyone was able to enjoy some vacation time or days off over the past week or so, and that everyone...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: George

Dear Tom,I have a 12-year-old French bulldog named George who seems to be completely deaf now. He doesn’t hear me calling him, or respond...

R.J. Connelly III named to 10 Best Estate Planning Attorneys for 2016

R.J. Connelly III of Oak Bluffs has been named one of the 10 Best Estate Planning Attorneys by the American Institute of Legal...

Bridge Results

The Edgartown Bridge Club did not hold a game on Dec. 26 due to the holiday.At the Martha’s Vineyard Bridge Club in Vineyard Haven...

Janice Harlow Mead

Janice Harlow (Brett) Mead, “Jan,” died peacefully on Martha’s Vineyard on Dec. 28, 2016.Jan was born on March 27, 1925, the youngest of four...

Maitland Armstrong Edey Jr.

Maitland Armstrong Edey Jr., a resident of West Tisbury, died on Dec. 30, 2016. An obituary will follow in a later edition of this...

Winter walk

Join the Vineyard Conservation Society for a winter walk around the Frances Newhall Woods Preserve on Sunday, Jan. 8, at 1 pm. This 512-acre...

‘We Dance’ at Pathways

On Friday, Jan. 6, join Pathways in Chilmark for an evening of performances by local dancers, followed by a community dance party. Guest performers...

Intro to artisan bread baking

Learn the basics of baking artisan bread at the Vineyard Bread Project on Sunday, Jan. 8, from 8:45 to 11:45 am. You will learn...

Barnyard Saints Blog: Unexpected Springfield

Island artist duo Danielle Mulcahy and Walker Roman hit the road at the beginning of October, armed with a renovated fifth-wheel trailer, all of...

Slinging paint: The art of Kasha Ritter

Ten years ago, Kasha Ritter was searching for her style. She tried oils and acrylics, any media traditionally meant for a canvas, but found...