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First Lady in photos; Tom Dresser’s latest

News of Barack and Michelle Obama's upcoming visit to the Vineyard has coincided with the continued promotion of two new books, books in which the couple are major subjects.

Two who mattered to me

With retirement approaching from my position as outreach worker at the Edgartown Council on Aging, I am reminded of something my favorite philosophy professor used to say, "We all stand on the shoulders of someone else.

Mildred H. Bland

From 1995 to 2000, Mildred H.

Do you say collusion?

There was a meeting at the Chilmark Community Center Sunday night about Cape Wind and our energy future.

Some simple ways to make cycling safer

The August 5 edition of The Times featured both an article and an editorial describing the desperate need and formidable challenges of providing safe and functional bicycling routes on the Island.

Pay up to cycle

After reading the recent articles concerning bike paths on the Vineyard, I might make a couple of suggestions.

No to three-wheelers

To the Oak Bluffs selectmen, please deny the approval of rental three-wheeled vehicles in our town.

Action needed to reverse TTOR decision

The fishing community on the Vineyard needs to be aware that they are losing an outstanding fishing friend and supporter.

We face a ‘silver tsunami’ and its accompanying health care costs

It's no secret that the baby boomer generation has influenced this country in areas from pop culture to politics and the economy.

Albion Hart

"Remembering Albion Hart in the Campgrounds" a celebration of his life, will begin at The Hart Garden at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs, Sunday, August 22, at 4 pm.

Henry J. Rose

World War II veteran Henry J.

Ice Cream at West Tisbury church

Sun-baked beach folk who needed a sweet fix were in for a treat Saturday afternoon at the First Congregational Church in West Tisbury.

James E. Maveety

James "Jim" Eddy Maveety of Vineyard Haven died Thursday, August 5, 2010 at Falmouth Hospital.

L. Joseph Norris

Lawrence Joseph (Joe) Norris, 45, of Martha's Vineyard, passed away peacefully August 6 at Massachusetts General Hospital, after a brief illness.

Exemplary public service

The West Tisbury Parks and Recreation Committee should be commended for their professionalism and wisdom in amicably resolving a potentially inflammatory dog-related problem at Lambert's Cove Beach.

Robert H. Edwards

Robert Howard Edwards, 95, a native of Oak Bluffs died on Sunday, August 8, 2010 at Windemere in Oak Bluffs, where he had resided for the past several years.

Pancakes for nonprofits

On Sunday from 7 am to 1 pm, some 600 hungry Islanders headed to the Edgartown waterfront to feast on a pancake breakfast hosted by the Rotary Club of Martha's Vineyard.

A place to protect

Thank you for publishing my letter last week regarding the forum at the Chilmark Center this past Sunday to discuss the 166 wind turbines proposed by Gov.