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‘Music frees me’

MV Times | December 30, 2020 - 10:34am

Everyone has their own simple ways of finding comfort during tumultuous times: Some people read a good book in front of the fireplace while cocooned in a soft blanket; others clip into their mountain ... Read full article

Bible group put faith in God, not masks 

MV Times | December 29, 2020 - 3:59pm

Mask wearing and social distancing were “welcomed” but not required at a Bible study group linked to a COVID-19 cluster, according to the pastor who led the study group. The Martha’s Vineyard boards ... Read full article

At the ready 24/7

MV Times | December 29, 2020 - 3:39pm

Within the ranks of West Tisbury’s volunteer Fire Department, a rescue squad remains at the ready for the express purpose of extracting people from perilous environments. At any hour of the day, its ... Read full article

Mosher Photo to close at the end of 2020

MV Times | December 29, 2020 - 1:58pm

A longtime Tisbury business, Mosher Photo, is closing at the end of this year, owner Carlos Stevenson wrote in a Facebook post. Reached by phone Tuesday, Stevenson referred The Times to his social ... Read full article

Good Ship Lollipop ‘sails away’

MV Times | December 29, 2020 - 1:56pm

The Good Ship Lollipop candy store in Oak Bluffs is closing due to financial problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Shop owner Marguerite Cook told The Times it had always been her dream to open a ... Read full article

Misty Meadows sets Giving Barn 

MV Times | December 28, 2020 - 3:24pm

Misty Meadows Equine Learning Center has placed a “giving barn” along Old County Road near the mouth of Scotchman’s Bridge Lane. The “barn” — a decorated wooden sign — was authorized by West Tisbury ... Read full article

‘Buy Local’ campaign supports Island businesses in crisis

MV Times | December 28, 2020 - 3:08pm

Local businesses need our help now more than ever. Sam Feldman, a founder of the FARM Institute in Katama and a Vineyard resident, wants people to recognize the importance of shopping locally, and ... Read full article

General reservations for Vineyard coming soon

MV Times | December 28, 2020 - 1:45pm

On Jan. 19, the Steamship Authority will open May 19 to Oct. 18 general Vineyard online reservations. Reservation through the U.S. Postal Service and email open Jan. 19 as well (509 Falmouth Road, ... Read full article

Farm Neck Foundation announces $121,000 in grants

MV Times | December 28, 2020 - 12:11pm

The Farm Neck Foundation has announced its annual grants for 2020, totaling $121,591. The grants varied in amount, and went to 18 different Island organizations. The Farm Neck Foundation is an ... Read full article

Polar Bears celebrate Muriel O’Rourke’s 80th birthday

MV Times | December 27, 2020 - 4:57pm

On a beautiful, sunny Sunday, Polar Bears gathered — not at the Inkwell, and not for a dip, but to celebrate Muriel O’Rourke’s 80th birthday, with sons, cards, and socially distanced ... Read full article