Pulitzer Prize-winner Carleton Mabee, a seasonal resident of Oak Bluffs since 1950, died Dec. 18. He was 99.
Catherine Melanson Brannen died on Dec. 15 surrounded by family at her home on in West Tisbury after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 67. She was the beloved wife of John Brannen.
New Year’s Eve traditions from around the world include eating grapes, wearing polka dots, watching fireworks, eating black-eyed peas, sporting your best pair of lucky underwear and then, of course, the kiss.
The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse winds up December’s Monday night at the movies with the classic 1972 The Poseidon Adventure.
Kids can count down the New Year a little early at the Edgartown library on Wednesday, Dec. 31, from 1 to 3 p.m.
John Early is being honored for his service to the community on Sunday, Dec. 28, at the West Tisbury library at 2 p.m.
Rainy Goodale picked up five first-place finishes in her age group (40-44) at the New England and Colonies Zone Short Course Meters Championship. She was also second among all female competitors in three of those events.
On Christmas Eve, Santa Claus was readying for his trip to see his Vineyard friends. He traveled not by ship, or ferry or on the Island Queen. He comes each year by air!
High school football alum Michael McCarthy recently signed a professional contract with the Geneva Seahawks. As a Vineyard football player, McCarthy started at quarterback as a sophomore and led the team to a Super Bowl in 2008.

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