Name Day
Probably the Vineyard is no different from other places in bestowing place names, and eventually forgetting them.
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Welcome Home
The arrival of a casual guest at a hotel, inn or private dwelling no longer signifies the completion of an arduous journey.
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Going to School

Such quantities of striped bass as were reported last weekend around the Island have not been duplicated in probably half a century.

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Meandering in Wake of Hurricane Carol
As dauntless souls left the Aquinnah Shop, the fury of Carol’s breath blew over the barn at Miss Pauline Vanderhoop’s.
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Head of the Class
Everett Whiting, of West Tisbury, class of 1927 never would stay in his seat at the old Dukes County Academy.
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Labor Day
From the September 11, 1942 edition of the Vineyard Gazette:
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At the Water's Edge

One of the memorable places of summer is the water’s edge.

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Sun Spot
“Millions viewed the eclipse.” So said the mainland newspapers, and the Vineyard added its thousands to the common mass.
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Fair Dinkum

The day was hot. There hung the smell of peanuts, soda and cigars, except where the cattle stood.

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Alligator Alley
Huge reptilian tracks in the sand of Methodist Cross Road has revived the belief that an alligator has somehow found its way to the Island.
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