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Excellent, thanks

This is to commend reporter Gwyn McAllister and Whit Griswold, editor, for the thorough and thoughtful article regarding Centering Prayer (November 4, MVTimes) and for various announcements of the Centering Prayer Retreat in the Calendar section, same edition.

Leander P.C. Brown

Leander Patricia Carney Brown a 40-plus-year resident of Maplewood, N.

Benjamin Ian Julier

Ian Julier died peacefully at home in West Tisbury on November 4 with family by his side after a lengthy illness.

Inside info

For many it is the height of deer season, but in my house it is the start of fruit fly season.

Swan presided over Mill Pond

Joanie Jenkinson, Animal Control Officer for West Tisbury, has brought a white swan back to the Mill Pond.

Veterans Day 2010

Veterans Day

Coal facts for the new Congress

As both the returning lame ducks and the brand-new ducks contemplate and act on America's energy future, I might suggest they keep in mind a court ruling and some of the facts surrounding coal.

Trash fees for brush ill considered

I do not object to the price increase for a trash sticker or for the landfill drop-off sticker.

Tennis tournament honors Stan Hart, Don Davis

The Vineyard Tennis Center's annual Turkey Open Tennis Tournament this weekend will be held in honor of the memory of Stan Hart and Don Davis to benefit the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

West Tisbury

I'm writing this on Sunday evening.

Workout Center and Spa offers introductory specials

The Vineyard Tennis Center Workout & Spa located at the entrance to the Martha's Vineyard Airport will host a series of complimentary classes on Saturday, Nov.

Wonderful support

Again this year, the community demonstrated incredible generosity and support for the MVRHS Minnesingers at the annual auction, held at the P-A club on Saturday evening, both by donating wonderful auction items and by attending the event.

Deepest thanks

On behalf of the Adult & Community Education Fundraising Committee (Sterling Bishop, Shari Geistfeld, India Rose, Susan Strane, Jannette Vanderhoop, chairperson), please accept our deepest thanks for supporting our efforts to continue quality educational opportunities and our celebration of the diverse cultures on the Island.

Controlled burn sent plume of smoke over Long Point

The Martha's Vineyard Prescribed Fire Partnership conducted a controlled burn last Wednesday at the Long Point Reservation in West Tisbury that sent a plume of smoke into the sky.


I am sorry to tell you that Bob and Patsy Wheeler are leaving us next week.

We, the tossed salad

Ok, now I've got to get on my soap-box.

Something to build on

I congratulate Bill Keating on his win.

New hospital, waste of money

When walking into the new Martha's Vineyard Hospital you are immediately enveloped in the lap of luxury.

Oak Bluffs

All the towns did so well on voter turnout last Tuesday.