Saturday, December 5, 2020

Oak Bluffs

The entranceway to the town is now almost complete.

The Rev. Spinney moves off

The Reverend Roger Spinney, pastor of the Baptist churches in Vineyard Haven and Aquinnah for the past 14 years, will move to Falmouth at the end of the month and take up new responsibilities as chaplain with Hospice of the Cape & Islands.

West Tisbury

What perfect days we have had lately.

Tom Bennett + Mary Brissette = 70 years of service

After 40 years of service to the Island community, Tom Bennett was perhaps the brightest luminary Monday night at the Martha's Vineyard Community Services' (MVCS) often-emotional event recognizing the work of staff, volunteers, and board members.

Helping out Heather

Heather Jardin's friends — some 200 strong — turned out at the Portuguese-American Club on Friday night to help out Heather, 29, who is battling leukemia for the second time.

Remembering Gibby

Several Harley riders gathered at the P-A Club in Oak Bluffs on Saturday before heading out on a scavenger hunt in memory of John Gibson, who died in March after a motorcycle accident in Florida.


What a beautiful weekend we just had.


The Aquinnah Shop is open for breakfast and lunch.

Running home for veterans

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to cross home plate at Fenway Park? This Sunday, several Islanders will find out exactly what it feels like.


High Honors: Andora Aquino, Matthew Fisher, Olivia Gross, Sarah Hall, Anna Hayes, Gail Herman, Shaelah Huntington, Madison Ibsen, Tessa Permar, Meghan Pettit, Hayley Pierce.

Oak Bluffs

Thank you to everyone who extended so many positive comments regarding my Mother's Day column last week.

West Tisbury

There was quite a crowd attending Beth Toomey's retirement party at the Ag Hall last Saturday night.


It's been a busy couple of weekends, back and forth to Boston and New York.

Are we early yet?

Vineyard weather is famously fickle, and it seems like every season brings surprises.

Lucinda Chandler finds her legs

When you fall off a horse, the old saying goes, climb right back into the saddle.


The Chilmark Store is open, the Chilmark Store is open! We don't have to drive half an hour to get milk, or toilet paper, or sugar, or the Sunday Times, and it's all just ten minutes away.


As I write, Sarah and Ali Flanders sit on the ferry bound for home.

Celebrating Chief Toomey

On Saturday night, about 200 community members, friends, and colleagues gathered at the Agricultural Hall to thank Beth Toomey for her work as the police chief of West Tisbury and to celebrate her retirement from police work.


Every day we see more of our summer friends returning.