A recurring theme this week is that cold weather, wind, snow and ice make birds show up in some unexpected places and do unexpected things.
Anna Yuen of Vineyard Haven was recently recognized with the Peggy Ryan Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership at Ithaca College.
Kendra Mills of Vineyard Haven was named to the fall 2014 semester dean’s list at Bard College at Simon’s Rock.
Though many of us want to go out and play, it is not all fun and games in the snow. A proverb rightly suggests that winter “bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail.”
The gibbous moon appears next to the bright planet Jupiter on Sunday night. The two are in the zodiacal constellation Cancer and close to the zodiacal constellation Leo.
Marking the end of a year-long process involving state, federal and local authorities, the town of Aquinnah officially took ownership of the Gay Head Light on Friday. The transfer clears the way for the lighthouse to be moved away from the eroding Gay Head cliffs this spring.
Ladislav Navratil of Edgartown died on Feb. 14 following a brief illness at a hospital in Czech Republic. He was 36.
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission has taken steps to preserve the historic character of several West Tisbury roadways. Commissioners voted to designate Pine Hill, Red Coat Hill, Mott’s Hill and Shubael Weeks roads as special ways, affording them protections against future development.
Robert W. Sylvia, affectionately known as Pesky or Uncle Bob, of East Falmouth, died on Feb. 17 at Falmouth Hospital after a brief illness. He was 86.

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