Edgartown: On slow post offices, and other summer hazards

August is here. How is it possible that the summer is flying by so fast, and yet also feels so slow at the same time? And I don’t know about all of you, but...

Tisbury: Be mindful of bike riders

Heard on Main Street: Don't wait for people to be friendly, show them how. Wear a mask. Best wishes go to Myra Stark. Accidents are always startling, and it seems to take a while to...

Oak Bluffs: Turn your face to the sun

Wise words from the Old Farmer’s Almanac and this Maori proverb: ”Turn your face to the sun, and the shadows fall behind you.” This isn’t easy to do in these stressful times. But we...

This Was Then: The manufactories

Flipping through the “1907 Business Directory of Oak Bluffs,” you’ll find it’s arranged by category. One might look up “Boarding Houses,” for example (there were 14), or “Electricians” (there was only one). Many categories...

John Da Fonseca Belussi

Elisana Da Fonseca Belussi and Gwann Belussi Da Silva of Vineyard Haven announce the birth of a son, John Da Fonseca Belussi, on July 31, 2020, at Martha's Vineyard Hospital. John weighed 7 pounds,...

Crystal Dossantos A. Silva

Maria Dossantos and Johnathan Silva of Edgartown announce the birth of a daughter, Crystal Dossantos A. Silva, on July 30, 2020, at Martha's Vineyard Hospital. Crystal weighed 8 pounds.

Treyden Walter Fournier

Kayla Fournier and Joey Fournier of West Tisbury announce the birth of a son, Treyden Walter Fournier, on July 29, 2020, at Martha's Vineyard Hospital. Treyden weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces.

Sebastian Jay Carrier

Alexandra Carrier and Jonathan Carrier of Vineyard Haven announce the birth of a son, Sebastian Jay Carrier, on July 28, 2020, at Martha's Vineyard Hospital. Sebastian weighed 8 pounds, 4.8 ounces.  

Coco Simone Decker

Katy Decker and Sam Decker of Chilmark announce the birth of a daughter, Coco Simone Decker, on July 27, 2020, at Martha's Vineyard Hospital. Coco weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces.

Leonardo Dale Montanile

Nina E. Ferry and Matthew L. Montanile of West Tisbury announce the birth of a son, Leonardo Dale Montanile, on July 21, 2020, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Leonardo weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces....

Aquinnah: Library continues speaker series

Massachusetts COVID-19 cases are on the rise again. This is mostly due to parties among young people (two of which happened on the Cape), and people not knowing they have been exposed to the...

Academic honors

Graduation Emily Turney of West Tisbury, at Adelphi University. Dunovan Taylor Belisle of Edgartown, at UMass Amherst. Iris C. Albert of Oak Bluffs, at UMass Amherst. Sophia Nelson of Vineyard Haven, at UMass Amherst. Sabrina Kirsten Reppert of Vineyard...

Have Faith: One woman’s Judaism

One of the perks of writing this column is the chance to visit with friends and talk to them about their faith. No matter how “different” religious beliefs appear, there's almost always common ground....

West Tisbury: It’s good to have friends with gardens

Another hot, humid week. We had a little rain, very little, just enough to wet the grass and cool the air for an hour or two. I have been avidly watching the progress of...

55Plus: SHINE Program

Medicare’s open enrollment is just around the corner … Don’t wait until it is too late! The Open Enrollment Period (Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, 2020) for Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) and Prescription Drug Plans...

55Plus: Memory and Music Cafe

A place for music, conversation, and friendship. Wednesdays, 1 - 2 pm The M.V. Center for Living is continuing to host our Memory and Music Cafe virtually. The Café is a welcoming social opportunity for any...

55Plus: Elder Law – How to minimize your taxes

Who likes paying taxes? No one! Below are some ways you may be able to minimize or avoid taxes: REAL ESTATE TAXES Abatements. Contact the assessor’s office to inquire. Senior tax work-off.  The state “circuit...

55Plus: Edgartown Council on Aging – August 2020

The staff at the Edgartown Council on Aging continue to provide weekly meal delivery, and outreach services and referrals, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm. Our monthly newsletter...

55Plus: Oak Bluffs Council on Aging – August 2020

Due to the pandemic, all activities here at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging are paused That doesn’t mean that we aren’t here for you! Please call the center for any needs, the desire to...

55Plus: Tisbury Council on Aging – August 2020

The Tisbury Council on Aging is still offering services one on one. We are staffed Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Call us at 508-696-4205 if you need to talk to any...