Saturday, September 18, 2021

Oak Bluffs: Maritime Month

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Now that we are on our inevitable path toward fall weather, the sun’s pathway to bring sunlight and heat into my house has changed its position. The slant of this projectile is much lower,...

Edgartown: Singin’ in the Rain

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Do you ever get stuck in the feeling like you really need a change, but not sure what to change? I’m there right now. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you can buy some new clothes...

Chilmark: Peaked Hill Pastures

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The Road Race finish line has not yet faded from Middle Road, school has started, and nary a parking space was to be had for early morning surfing at Squibnocket for those seeking storm...

Aquinnah: Native plant kits

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Martha’s Vineyard kids went back to school last Wednesday, and it was wonderful to see pictures of all the town kids starting off the new year. Latham Higgins began his last year of high...

Cribbage Club results

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The Vineyard Cribbage Club met on Wednesday night for week two of league play. We had 23 players, with the following results: Mary Alice Russell in first place with a grand slam (winning all...

Academic honors

Graduation Foreste Holmes of Vineyard Haven, from U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Garrett Hagen of Vineyard Haven, from Bryant University.   President's list Ashley Fauteux of Edgartown, at Southern New Hampshire University. Emmy Mayhew of Vineyard Haven, at Southern New...

Births

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Hazel Reid Clark-Derrick Elizabeth Clark-Derrick and McKeon Clark-Derrick of Vineyard Haven announce the birth of a daughter, Hazel Reid Clark-Derrick, on Sept. 8, 2021, at Martha's Vineyard Hospital. Hazel weighed 6 pounds, 2.9 ounces, and...

Flowers among friends

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“Gardening is a multicomponent physical activity that includes aerobic, muscle-strengthening, and balance training elements, and counts toward weekly exercise recommendations.” That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control. Gardens also produce food, promote socialization,...

This Was Then: The bakers

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The only commercial bakery advertising in Chilmark in the early 20th century was I.F. Flanders & Co. in Menemsha Creek. It was run by sisters Hattie and Ida Flanders, sometimes referred to as “the...

From river pilot to reverend

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In the summer of 1870, an African American family from New Bedford rented a cottage in Oak Bluffs for the summer. They enjoyed their time here so much that they returned the following year,...

Saudade: News from and for the Brazilian community/Notícias de e para a comunidade brasileira

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As it is back-to-school week, I am writing about a Martha's Vineyard Regional High School incoming senior, Keissila Cecilio, and her internship with the Martha's Vineyard Commission. Tell us a bit about what you did...

On My Mind: A newfound awareness of death

“Charlie, you have had several near-death experiences. When that happens, you come back reborn. You are a different person. You need to re-establish your roots, and that takes nurturance and time. Go easy on...

Outdoor poetry reading

The West Tisbury library hosts an outdoor poetry reading from the recent anthology “From the Farther Shore: Discovering Cape Cod and the Islands Through Poetry” on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 3 pm. This new...

5K Run/Walk for the Vineyard Haven library

This year, the Friends of Vineyard Haven Public Library's annual 5K Run/Walk to benefit the library will be a "virtual" event. Register now and run or walk a 5K anytime during the month of...

Museum hosts 20th annual Children’s Memorial Ceremony of Remembrance

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum will hold the 20th annual Ceremony of Remembrance at the Edgartown Lighthouse Children’s Memorial on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 1 pm, with a rain date of Sunday, Sept. 25. The...

Cub Scouts open house

Cub Scouts Pack 90 invites both boys and girls in grades kindergarten to 5 to an open house. Join them on Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 6 to 7 pm at the Vineyard Haven Legion...

West Tisbury: Alley’s General Store

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Alley’s is open! I went up to check it out and found the store open, filled with customers, looking much like itself. The shelves aren’t yet filled with everything, but April and Michael Levandowski...

Tisbury: Vanessa the Sea Serpent

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Heard on Main Street: A good friend is like an old quilt, giving comfort and warmth. Most of us here were pretty lucky during the storm. I was glad I slept through the very specific...

Edgartown: September in simpler times

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Do you remember the days, years ago, when Labor Day came to the Vineyard and it was like flipping a switch? Everyone would leave our little Island by Labor Day weekend and the next...

Chilmark: Outdoor multi-arts event

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School is back in session. I wonder how full the Island will feel off-season this fall? So many to thank for their time this summer so the rest of us could ease into family,...
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