Golf As Appetizer for Turkey Day
Bill Eville
The first annual Sir Reg/Timothy Turkey Celebrity Scrambled Scramble will be held on Thanksgiving Day; tee off at 10 a.m. sharp.
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Island Students Turn in Solid Performance on Trial PARCC Test
Bill Eville

In a trial year for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test, Vineyard schools generally performed well, beating the state average for meeting or exceeding expectations.

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Trudy Taylor Lived Life With a Spirit as Vast as the Ocean
Bill Eville
The widely-admired matriarch of the musical Taylor family died Oct. 10 at her home overlooking Stonewall Beach in Chilmark. She was one month shy of her 93rd birthday.
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Seeking Shelter from the Storm
Bill Eville
My wife Cathlin and I were married 14 years ago, on Oct. 6 in New York city, just a few weeks after 9/11. We were married in Judson Church.
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Elementary Schools See Sharp Drop in Science Scores on MCAS
Bill Eville
Results from the MCAS test administered last spring show a steep drop in performance in science in most Vineyard elementary schools. But test scores tell only part of the story, especially as Island schools had a foot in two testing worlds last year.
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Fall Cometh, So Do the Russians
Bill Eville
Professor Philip Weinstein will present Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov beginning on Sept. 9 and continuing through December at a series of Wednesday seminars at the Katharine Cornell Theatre.
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Jerry Garcia Interview Sounds as Timely Today as It Did Forty Years Ago
Bill Eville
Peter Simon recently unearthed an interview he did with Jerry Garcia in 1975 for WVOI, the precursor to radio station WMVY. He gave a copy of the tape to MVY radio, which will air parts of the interview Saturday at noon as part of a special to commemorate the anniversary of Mr. Garcia's death.
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Giving Voice and Cojones to the Immigrant Experience
Bill Eville
Junot Diaz burst onto the literary scene in 1996 with the publication of Drown. In 2007 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his second book, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. And on Thursday, July 30, he will read at the Noepe Center for Literary Arts in Edgartown.
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For Art Garfunkel the Show Must Go On
Bill Eville
The concert with Art Garfunkel on Saturday night at the Performing Arts Center almost didn’t happen. He seriously considered canceling the concert due to problems with his voice, he told the near sell-out audience. But at the last minute he decided the show must go on.
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Leslie J. Stark, 76, Island's Beloved Renaissance Man
Bill Eville
Leslie J. Stark, advertising man, actor, playwright, proofreader, raconteur extraordinaire and beacon of hope for those with cancer died on Friday, July 17. There will be a memorial service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center.
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