Prices for regular unleaded gas as of July 21:


Airport Mobil $3.169 Depot Corner $3.199

Edgartown Mobil $3.259

Oak Bluffs

deBettencourt’s $3.219

Jim’s $3.269

Vineyard Haven

Citgo $3.189

Tisbury Shell $3.199

West Tisbury

Up-Island Automotive $2.999


Menemsha Texaco $3.079

Massachusetts state average (source: AAA) $2.496

Grocery Basket

Warmer weather made us think of going south of the border to dine. On July 22 we shopped for:

Old El Paso taco shells (12)

Ortega or Old El Paso taco sauce (8 oz.)

Casa Fiesta or Old El Paso chopped green chilies (4.5 oz.)

Mission or Old El Paso 6” flour tortillas (10)

Chi-Chi’s salsa (16 oz.)

Old El Paso fajita dinner kit (12.5 oz.)

Newman’s Own salsa (16 oz.)

Casa Fiesta, Chi-Chi’s or Old El Paso jalapeño slices (12 oz.)

Old El Paso refried beans (16 oz.)

The total cost* before tax for each order was:

$19.31 at Reliable,

$22.85 at Stop & Shop,

$24.26 at Cronig’s without Our Island Club card, or

$21.83 at Cronig’s with the card.

* Stop & Shop had salsa and the fajita dinner kit on sale with their free frequent shopper card; sales run from Friday to Thursday. Cronig’s gives a 10 per cent discount to Our Island Club cardholders, which charges an annual fee. These prices represent a snapshot in time only; on any date prices may vary.