Several Martha’s Vineyard Hospital employees have received excellence awards from Partners HealthCare, the hospital’s parent company.
Edgartown Democrats will be holding a caucus on Saturday, May 30 at noon at the Edgartown Public Library.
Beyond the usual Sunday services at 10:30 a.m., the Federated Church in Edgartown invites visitors to drop by to see the historic church meetinghouse.
What a ride we have been on with the weather. First it is cool and you think you will never pull out the summer clothes but you don’t want to curse it so you leave them where they are. Then Sunday comes along, and it is so hot you need shorter lighter pants, and you could wear that new top you just bought.
Funding will end this year for the Tick-Borne Illness Reduction Initiative, an Islandwide program that began about four years ago with a grant from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. But Island health agents plan to continue the efforts, which include school programs, a web page and a series of educational videos.
Edward W. Hewett died at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on May 16, after a long illness. He was 88.
With Island ponds suffering from the effects of development, the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group is looking at an old foe in a new light. The shellfish group has been studying the invasive wetland grass phragmites as a possible means for removing nitrogen from coastal ponds.
I know he’s sitting on our shoulders, organizing everything from step off to guest speaker to laying of wreaths to the hanging of flags. Gentleman and patriot Ed Colligan is very much on my mind this Memorial Day weekend, our first without him, he who began the tradition of the Avenue of Flags. He who was so devoted to his community, his country, his family and friends.
A lot of attention will be paid, no doubt, to the Belmont Stakes in two weeks when bettors handicap the chances of the first Triple Crown contender in years. Horse racing may indeed be the Sport of Kings but in Oak Bluffs all eyes are on the sport of Presidents — bowling at the newest jewel of Cottage City.

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