• Pretty in pink, Camp Ground porch.
    Timothy Johnson
  • East Chop.
    Jeanna Shepard
  • Reflections, East Chop Harbor.
    Timothy Johnson
  • East Chop.
    Timothy Johnson
  • Crows descend, Ocean Park.
    Timothy Johnson
  • Quiet harbor.
    Jeanna Shepard
  • Quiet day, Oak Bluffs harbor.
    Jeanna Shepard
  • Gingerbread houses, Camp Ground.
    Timothy Johnson
  • Tabernacle chairs, tucked away for the winter.
    Timothy Johnson
  • Festive touches at Oak Bluffs Harbor.
    Mark Lovewell
  • Christmas light bonanza, Gatchell House on County Road.
    Mark Lovewell

News

Selectmen gave approval to a preliminary $29.4 million budget, and heard from their town administrator about the need to keep costs in check this year.
Selectmen in Oak Bluffs and Chilmark last night threw their full support behind a plan to add a second two-week shotgun season for deer in January next year.
Rising seas will pose a significant threat to several parts of Oak Bluffs, according to a detailed report prepared for the town.

Celebrations

Michael Hill of Oak Bluffs, a plant sciences major, was named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at the University of Rhode Island.
Taylor and Jennifer Toole of Arlington are happy to announce the birth of a daughter, Charlie Violet Toole, born Dec. 9 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Eileen and Don Gregory of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a son, Ethan Alexandro Gregory, born on Dec. 25 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

Obituaries

Morgan Bowman Shipley Jr. of Vero Beach, Fla. and Oak Bluffs died peacefully on Jan. 10. He was 94.
Carol Ebert Perry died in the early morning of Dec. 26. She was 69.