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A high-seas adventure story on the hunt for the HMS Monmouth

“On the Track of the HMS Monmouth’s Galleon...and Sunken Treasure!” by John Stauffer Potter, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 2014, 292 pages. The late John...

Old East Chopper looks back on adventure, intrigue, romance

Mr. Potter has lived through wars and political tensions, and he presents the history, as a participant, easily and understandably.

For Martha’s Vineyard’s cupcake girl, it is all about love

I found such a love and comfort in my hobby that it made me realize that baking was what I was supposed to be doing.

Laughter is at the core of Charades

Games We Play: The Times takes an occassional look at the games Islanders play to enliven the seasons.

Moveable feast of Martha’s Vineyard community dinners warms winter

For good home cooking and warm fellowship at a truly amazing price, nothing beats one of the four weekly Community Suppers held in Island churches.

You’ll need a traffic light with your roundabout

We just returned from a tour of Scotland, mostly the western highlands, and we traversed a lot of roundabouts, which made me think of the one proposed here.

“Summer Friends,” a Vineyard Stories children’s tale

Children's literature is full of friendships between unlikely pairs: Frog and Toad, Pooh Bear and Piglet, and Charlotte the spider and Wilbur the pig.

Children’s writer Susan Stockdale at Edgartown Books

Susan Stockdale's well-choosen words and vibrant illustrations are a delight for children.

Vineyard author Judy Campbell speaks on new book Saturday

When I pick up a mystery novel, I usually know what to expect: I grew up on a testosterone-enhanced diet of Mickey Spillane.

Roaming grasshopper lands on the Moon

Vineyard Haven resident, Dick Iacovello wrote, photographed, and self-published this coloring book for children.

Horsehoe crabs surveyed on Martha’s Vineyard

This story began a year ago.

Vineyard author Ann Lister pens “Without A Doubt”

When the editor of the Calendar section handed me this book to review, I goggled at the cover illustration: a photograph of a bare-chested buff young male embracing a slightly garbed woman, whose breast revealed side-on would match a Florida grapefruit.

Book notes: “The Silver Boat” and “The Illusion of Murder”

"The Silver Boat" by Luanne Rice, Pamela Dorman Books, April 5, 2011.

Shuffleboard winners at ECBC

East Chop Beach Club held its first Shuffleboard tournament, Sept.

I’m on vacation, rules are optional

Each week in the summer I'm amazed and bemused that there are not more deaths reported.

‘Tis the season for loss of reason

and impending Doom.


Early this summer, The Times walked along the main streets of Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven, looking for interesting tattoos.

No turn for tern

"No Turn For Tern! A Martha's Vineyard Moonlight Mystery," Rebecca J.

Author Carol McCleary speaks in Oak Bluffs

"The Alchemy of Murder" by Carol McCleary, Forge Books, 2010.