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Iris Iacono

Iris "Fi" Iacono 89 of Palm Harbor, Fla.

Art shorts

You don't need to have fancy equipment or know much about the technical side of photography in order to enjoy Vineyard photographer Peter Simon's workshop, just enthusiasm and a desire to learn.

A boost for Brenda

It was no surprise, really, that over 200 people jammed the P-A club last Friday night to support Brenda Lehman of Oak Bluffs in her fight against breast cancer.

Exploit the dry brand

In times of financial constraint, capitalizing on quirkiness is often the best strategy.

Noteworthy

Due to popular demand, the Sustainable Book Club resumes meetings next month.

We must provide expected services

As a resident of this Island who enjoys eating out fairly often, I encourage others to vote yes for beer and wine in Tisbury for several reasons.

We promise safe, regulated beer and wine sales

As we wind up the town meeting season and head into the ballot there is one vote that many will be coming out on Tuesday to cast.

Women Empowered dinner

Many dined at Mediterranean this past Sunday, April 11, to raise money for Women Empowered (WE), a non-profit organization that offers free life skills coaching programs, grants, and loans to Islanders.

West Tisbury students perform Caribbean folktale

Students in grades five through eight performed in the West Tisbury School's production "Once on This Island, Jr.

Eco-chic weddings: How to get a little greener

Choosing flowers is perhaps one of the simplest ways to make a wedding more environmentally friendly, especially with a large selection of nurseries and farmers on the Island.

Connector road, redux

It's too soon to say mission accomplished, but the decision by Tisbury voters to proceed with planning and funding the so-called connector road between State Road and the Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road is a smart one.

First quarter SSA traffic volume strong

Passenger, auto, and truck (freight) traffic was up significantly during the first quarter of this year, compared with the year-ago period, according to the Steamship Authority's records, released April 9.

No to Tisbury Marketplace

This is a copy of a letter to the Martha's Vineyard Commission.

Chilmark special town meeting warrant

County of Dukes County, ss.

Cruel and unnecessary

In the last few weeks, I watched my very healthy three-year-old cat become more and more despondent and most assuredly ill.

Eva I. VanLeesten

Eva Illione VanLeesten, 88, of Arlington, Virginia, formerly of Boston and Oak Bluffs and Batavia, Illinois, died peacefully on January 22 in Arlington.

A life saved

We are fortunate to have public servants who are compassionate and vigilant, as they perform their daily duties for the community, eager to risk life and limb, reluctant to take credit, even in the case of saving a life.

Vote no on beer/wine

Two of the qualities of life in our community in Vineyard Haven will be affirmed by voting no on Article 1, to limit the sale of alcohol in the town of Tisbury, on April 27 – our grandchildren and "getting away from it all.