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Entertainment: Dance, music, theater

It's spring, and the Vineyard is beginning to bustle with all forms of entertainment, offering big town entertainers in an up-close and personal small-town setting.

Food Pantry aided record number of winter visitors

The Island Food Pantry helped 510 families with food assistance this winter, according to project coordinator Armen Hanjian.

New DPH beach rules cast a wide net

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health will implement state-wide rules that will impose new reporting and posting requirements for public and semi-public beaches across Martha's Vineyard, including some of the Island's most exclusive lengths of ocean sand.

Edibles: Tried and true

You've arrived on the Vineyard and you're hungry.

Oak Bluffs shellfishermen air gripes, reap rewards

Oak Bluffs commercial shellfishermen turned out in force at the April 27 selectmen's meeting and unloaded a litany of complaints.

Aquinnah meets for annual with $2.9 million budget in place

Aquinnah voters will be asked to do double duty Tuesday night.

Shopping: Game on

Games have a way of bringing people together, letting you get to know each other while laughing the night away.

Olga T. Rouse

Olga Terletzky Rouse, formerly of Michigan and Florida and Martha's Vineyard, died on April 28 after a three- year battle with lung cancer.


"Hi Ellen,Your note made my day.

Gallery owners define “Island art”

It's an expression that has sometimes been used dismissively to describe the fast-buck paintings of lobster traps, lighthouses, and postcard seascapes, but there is more to "Island art" than tourist appeal.

Fire on Tisbury’s Main Street put out quickly

Tisbury fire fighters quickly extinguished a fire at 54 Main Street in Tisbury Sunday night, at the back of the building housing galleries owned by Louisa Gould and Peter and Ronni Simon.

Tisbury certifies FinCom write-in candidates

John Packer, Bruce Lewellyn, and Mary Anny Oggioni Deyette won seats on Tisbury's Finance and Advisory Committee (FinCom) in the April 27 election.

Farm Institute director leaves ahead of schedule

Matthew Goldfarb, executive director of The FARM Institute, has left the organization earlier than originally announced.

Edgartown selectmen hear about noise complaints

Edgartown selectmen dealt with noise complaints about Seafood Shanty, a popular and busy waterfront restaurant, at their Monday meeting.

Oak Bluffs wraps town meeting with CPA, zoning decisions

A smattering of Oak Bluffs town voters turned out Tuesday to put the finishing touches on the Oak Bluffs annual town meeting.

Fishing regulations

There are wonderful opportunities to take advantage of the abundance of fish and shellfish on Martha's Vineyard.

Help thank a million veterans in 2010

Special cards to hand out to veterans, active military, and their families, thanking them for their service and sacrifice are available from Dukes County veterans services officer Jo Ann Murphy.


The Cape and Islands chapter of the American Red Cross will hold an Adult CPR/AED and First Aid class this Saturday, May 8, at the YMCA at 57 Pequot Avenue in Oak Bluffs.

The first fish of the season is a welcome sight

I am not surprised in late April to see the vehicles of well-known Island fishermen with fishing rods on top or in the back of a truck bed.

Lagoon Pond Bridge detour tonight

The new temporary Lagoon Pond drawbridge is scheduled to close to traffic from 8 pm this evening until 6 am Friday morning.