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  1. Upcoming Easter and Passover religious services around the IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 14 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    April 16: 10 am, Easter Sunday service at the Edgartown School. Easter egg hunt during Sunday School.

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  2. This Was Then: The Makonikey InnRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    In July 1893 the Boston Globe reported the opening of a new hotel on Martha's Vineyard "called by the ultra-fashionable name of Makonikey inn, which is situated on the highest ground of Makonikey hights." A corruption of the Wampanoag name "Conaconaket" , Makonikey marks an ancient boundary dividing the area once known as Chickemmoo, and today marks the town line between Tisbury and West Tisbury on our north shore.

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  3. Leigh C. CarrollRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2017 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    Leigh C. Carroll, 80, died on Friday morning, Jan. 20, 2017, at his Vineyard Haven home on West Chop. He was predeceased by his wife, Priscilla Cummens Carroll, in May 2005.

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  4. Leigh C. CarrollRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    Leigh C. Carroll, 80, died on Friday morning, Jan. 20, 2017 at his Vineyard Haven home on West Chop. He was predeceased by his wife Priscilla Cummens Carroll in May 2005.

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  5. Jonathon HitesmanRead the original story

    Jan 17, 2017 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    Jon was born on March 10, 1950, in Montreal, Quebec, to Walter and Betty Hitesman. The family later settled in Bedford, N.Y., as Walter maintained what would be a long career with Reader's Digest record division as its president.

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  6. The buoys are back in townRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2016 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    The U.S. Coast Guard recently announced that many buoys targeted for elimination in Vineyard area waters would be preserved. The decision came three months after in Tisbury, and at the agency's Sector Southeast New England Waterways Management Division at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay.

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  7. Vineyard Voices: Seamond Ponsart RobertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    Excerpted from "More Vineyard Voices" by Linsey Lee and the Oral History Center of the Martha's Vineyard Museum. More oral histories are available at When we were still over at Cuttyhunk, my mother read in the paper that there was this flying Santa Claus and he'd drop toys and stuff to the lighthouse kids and stuff for the keepers.

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  8. The Vineyard Connection: To here from the king of ThailandRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2016 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    From left, Ta Sutthiprapa, Jeeranan DelloRusso, Louie Jomputta, and Joy Krusata commemorate the death of the king of Thailand by taking a photo by the plaque near his summer house. - Michael DelloRusso Most everyone is familiar with the term "six degrees of separation," the notion that any two people can be connected to one another in no more than six steps.

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  9. Best of: Hillary Clinton playing golfRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2016 | GolfChannel

    U.S. President Bill Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea, watch First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton putt at the Island Cove Mini Golf in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, Wednesday, August 31, 1994. The First Family stopped to play a round of miniature golf after dining out in nearby Oak Bluffs, Ma.

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  10. What's happening to Main Street?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2016 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    Recently, four stores in Vineyard Haven reported that they will be closing: Mix, Vardo, Juliska, and Moonstone, whose owners are retiring. The former location of the restaurant Waterside Market, which relocated further up Main Street, has remained vacant for a year and a half, and the store on Church Street where Beadniks was located has remained empty for two seasons.

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  11. Susan H. MacyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2016 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    Susan Borden Hyde Macy died Sept. 1 at her home on Lake Tashmoo, surrounded by her family.

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  12. Alert Derby volunteer fishes kayaker out of the waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2016 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    In this photo, Ken Berkov tosses a line to a fisherman who fell out of his kayak Sunday morning as a fisherman in an inflatable raft stands by. On Sunday, the Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby hosted its annual Kids' Day fishing tournament on the Steamship Authority pier in Oak Bluffs.

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  13. 5k to benefit Vineyard Haven Library is SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2016 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    In this file photo, Alexa Pil, right, led wire to wire in the half-mile fun run at the Vineyard Haven Library 5k in 2013. -Ralph Stewart The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library will host their annual 5k event to benefit the library on Sunday, Sept.

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  14. Moffett Race provides plenty of colorful sceneryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2016 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    Billowing sails will punctuate the views in the waters off East Chop and West Chop when the 39th annual Moffett Race gets underway at 11 am Saturday in Vineyard Haven Harbor.

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  15. This Was Then: Tony the Scissor ManRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2016 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    Antonio "Tony the Scissor Man" DeCarlo walked the streets of Martha's Vineyard every summer, mending umbrellas, sharpening knives, and grinding scissors for local customers. Wielding a 150-year-old brass schoolbell once used by his father, he rang out his services in a three-beat waltz, calling out "Umbrellas to mend! Umbrellas to mend! Knives and scissors sharpened! Scissor grinder!" His 40-plus-pound backpack contained a massive Carborundum wheel in a wooden frame which he drove by pumping a treadle with his foot.

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  16. Swim to shoreRead the original story

    Aug 31, 2016 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    I arrived at the West Chop overlook Sunday late afternoon to enjoy the view and my book. A sailboat was heading east at a speedy pace, and one heading west was making slow progress.

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  17. Great sailing weather delights August Holmes Hole racersRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2016 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    A total of 19 boats, including guest boat Colt, started and finished the Thursday race last week in what was likely the finest evening of racing so far this year. Clear blue skies and water greeted the fleet, and a delightful 8-knot breeze hung in for the hour and a half needed for everyone to complete the triangle.

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  18. The M.V. Museum celebrates the future with an "Evening of Discovery"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2016 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    As the shadows grew long, guests mingled in the giant tents on the lawn of the Marine Hospital. - Sam Moore The first-course salad at the dinner, accompanied by a jovial round of fundraising banter from museum staff.

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  19. Holmes Hole Sailing Association tunes up for racing seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | The Martha's Vineyard Times

    Sunday presented itself as a sparkling, picture-perfect day for the Holmes Hole Sailing Association tune-up race of the 2016 summer season on Martha's Vineyard. Thirteen boats in both A and B divisions started north across Vineyard Sound to Falmouth in a brisk southerly breeze.

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