Prices for regular unleaded gas as of Aug. 19:


Airport Mobil 3.469

Depot Corner 3.499

Edgartown Mobil 3.459

Oak Bluffs

deBettencourt’s 3.459

Jim’s 3.479

Vineyard Haven

Citgo 3.459

Tisbury Shell 3.459

West Tisbury

Up-Island Automotive 3.279


Menemsha Texaco 3.239

Massachusetts state average (source: AAA) 2.65

Grocery Basket

It was too hot to cook this week. Let’s drink.

On Aug. 19 we shopped for:

Poland Spring water (64 oz.)

Coke (2 liter)

Newman’s Own limeade (64 oz.)

Nantucket Nectars (17.5 oz.)

Glacéau Vitamin water (20 oz.)

V8 (46 oz.)

Ocean Spray cranberry juice cocktail (64 oz.)

Country Time lemonade (19 oz.)

Lipton ice tea mix (26.5 oz.)

Kool-Aid (19 oz.)

The total cost* before tax for each order was:

$23.61 at Reliable,

$27.40 at Stop & Shop,

$27.01 at Cronig’s without Our Island Club card, or

$24.31 at Cronig’s with the card.

* Stop & Shop had Coke 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.