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Alfred C.W. Daniels

Alfred C.W. Daniels, 88, formerly of Oak Bluffs, passed away on Nov. 26, 2022.  Family and friends are invited to gather for visiting hours on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 5 to 7 pm, at Chapman...

MVY Radio awards ’Business Diversity Initiative’ grants

MVY Radio has chosen a recipient for the latest round of quarterly “Business Diversity Initiative” grants to support local and area businesses, according to a press release. The “Business Diversity Initiative” created by MVY Radio...

The Jewish perspective on life, death, and the afterlife

Next month, Rabbi Tzvi Alperowitz of the Vineyard Chabad, will offer “Journey of the Soul,” a new six-session course by the acclaimed Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) that will answer a question which has...

Safe harbors

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Beacons on hilltops have guided mariners to safe harbor since the dawn of recorded history, and when Martha’s Vineyard was an important port for whale ships and other seafarers, lighthouses showed the way safely...

The holidays are here

All around the Island, folks are getting into the holiday spirit and ringing in the winter season with sparkling lights, festive decorations, and more. But Vineyard towns each have their own way of celebrating...

MVY Radio’s Laurel Redington wins broadcasting award

Community outreach director Laurel Redington has won a Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Award for a segment she produced in 2021. The piece originally aired on the radio station’s Sunday morning public affairs show, "The Vineyard...

Aquinnah: Shopping at Aquila, Aquinnah Artisans Holiday Fair, and “Restorative Yoga Mini-Retreat”

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Happy Dec. 1, everyone. On a side note, it is also World AIDS Day. If you would like to support efforts to test for and treat HIV locally, you can donate to Friends of...

Chilmark: Pathways dancing, “Offerings of Music and Light,” and Island Hip Hop performance

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Editor's note: Welcome Claire Ganz, who will be taking over the Chilmark town column for longtime columnist Valerie Sonnenthal. Ganz is a multigenerational Chilmarker with deep ties to the town. She has written for...

Births

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Marina Aquino Rodrigues Andora Aquino Rodrigues and Romelvro Rodrigues of Vineyard Haven announce the birth of a daughter, Marina Aquino Rodrigues, on Nov. 23, 2022, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Marina weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces.

Dogcharmer: Building ‘den instinct’

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Hi Tom, We’d love some help with our adorable Alaskan Klee Kai puppy (about 7 months old), Ace. He’s very sweet with our children. However, he can be quite anxious, chewing up clothes, shoes, and...

This little pipe

Come Thanksgiving, Gregory West Drake thinks about “the pipe,” a hefty little metal object said to have crossed the Atlantic aboard the Mayflower, been smoked by Myles Standish in the Plymouth colony, and subsequently...

Oak Bluffs: Circuit Avenue carriage rides, “reindeer games,” and Paint Night at the Barn

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“The whole world is a series of miracles, but we’re so used to them we call them ordinary things.”  –Hans Christian Anderson Oak Bluffs started the holiday season with a weekend full of festivities. It...

On My Way: The surprises of Chappy

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Chappaquiddick Road was paved in yellow bricks. The road was level and straight, with low brush on either side. Becham, my trusty terrier-mix companion, walked by my side. I felt a sense of Oz-like...

Tisbury: Fred Fisher’s free hayrides, Atlas of Life presentation, and Senior Center open house

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Heard on Main Street: Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special. Look for Fred Fisher’s annual free hayride on Sunday, Dec....

Edgartown: Island Alpaca open house, “The Polar Express” showing, and Edgartown School Winter Concert

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I don’t know about you, but I’m still full from Thanksgiving, and yet we are in full swing into the Christmas season now. I’m not complaining, believe me. I love this time of year,...

Writing from the Heart: Daylight saving

This is my favorite time of the year. When we turn the clocks back and it gets dark at four in the afternoon. I seem to be in the minority. So I have to...

West Tisbury: Santa will be at Station II, our town party, and Minnesingers perform

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I woke up during the night, and looking out at the sky, I was amazed at how brightly the stars shone. They appeared larger, too. Maybe it was just my imagination, although as the...

Steamship Authority lands another vessel

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The Steamship Authority board voted unanimously Monday afternoon to authorize the purchase of a third offshore supply vessel for roughly $5.6 million.  Like the previous two vessels the SSA acquired for conversion into ferries, the...

Kathy S. Benner-Berninger

Kathy S. Benner-Berninger, 69, died on Wednesday morning, Nov. 16, 2022, at her home in Woodside Village in Oak Bluffs. She was the wife of Thomas A. Berninger.  Her funeral service will be held at...

MVC sued, again, over another demolition denial 

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Following a handful of legal challenges this year over decisions made by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, the regional permitting and planning agency has been served yet another complaint. The most recent lawsuit, filed at Dukes...