Spirituals ring out on Martha’s Vineyard

The Jim Thomas Spirituals Choir brought their joyful, pointed message to lovely, uplifting Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs on July 17.

Noteworthy

On August 7, FAST Defense is coming to the Island on August 7.

West Tisbury students contribute to learning conference

Four rising sixth graders from the West Tisbury School made presentations at Alan November's Building Learning Communities (http://novemberlearning.

Ice Savours boost MV Arena

About 150 Islanders turned out at the East Chop Beach Club on Friday, July 16, to eat, drink, socialize, and dance — all for the benefit of the Martha's Vineyard Arena.

Getting out into it

It is not easy to go on vacation without having some impact on the environment.

City kids sample Martha’s Vineyard summer

A week on Martha's Vineyard is a voyage of self-discovery as much as a vacation for inner city kids from the Philadelphia area who visit the Island each summer.

Vineyard Playhouse plans renovations

If a proud but weary old building could hold out its hand and beseech a community for help, the Vineyard Playhouse in downtown Vineyard Haven surely would.

West Tisbury

The heat seems relentless as we head into the last week of July.

Fame: SRO at Jabberwocky

The playful 1980s came alive over the weekend as about 70 campers, counselors, and staff members of Vineyard Haven's Camp Jabberwocky took the stage to present an exuberant, if not exactly faithful to the original, version of the classic movie "Fame.

Edgartown

I'd love to know how everyone's gardens are doing.

Oak Bluffs

These past few weeks have tested the abilities of the Island's EMS and Fire departments to the nth degree.

All hail swallowtails

The most famous butterfly may be the orange-and-black monarch, noted for its size, coloration, and prodigious migration.

Riding for a cure

The first riders completed Saturday's 50-mile Pan-Martha Challenge in just under two-and-a-half hours, their sweat mixing with the satisfaction of having helped to raise thousands of dollars for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Tisbury

Remember last July? You were complaining about the cold and the rain and wondered when we would have a proper summer.

Lemonade: new accessory story in Oak Bluffs

Lemonade as a drink can be a great thirst quencher.

Sharon Araujo “” off with the apron

"Hi guys," Sharon Araujo said casually as she walked into a surprise retirement party in her honor on Thursday in the main lobby of the new Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

Aquinnah

I went to the beach every day this past weekend and I am exhausted.

Soup for the stars

Butterhead lettuce and fresh shelling peas offer two of the most delicate and satisfying tastes of early summer.

Vineyard Cup triumphs over tides, temperatures

Under sultry sunny skies, through plenty of stiff breeze, and most of the time dead against the inexorable and strong currents of Island waters, the Vineyard Cup fleet competed in three days of racing last weekend.