At a time in their lives when most couples are weighing options for retirement, Tom and Dianne Wilson gave up their jobs and made a three-year commitment to missionary work in El Salvador. The Wilsons lived on the VIneyard for 17 years and found their inspiration for missionary work here.
Richard C. (Dick) Brigham Jr. of Brookline, formerly of Fall River, died on Sept. 19. He was 89.
Barbara Ann Lassen, a resident of Norwood for 25 years, and formerly of Oak Bluffs, died on Friday Sept. 12, at the Charlwell Nursing Home in Norwood. She was 89.
If you are headed out today to fish the derby, use extra caution: the National Weather Service has issued high surf and small craft advisories until 6 p.m. Monday.
Children from all over the Island converged on the Oak Bluffs Steamship Authority dock at first light Sunday for the annual Kids’ Derby. Nine-year-old Myles Sprague took home the top prize for a 17.25-inch bluefish he caught, the largest fish of the day.
Parents and children gathered at the Edgartown Lighthouse for the 13th annual Ceremony of Remembrance. At the base of the lighthouse, granite stones are engraved with the names of children who have died.
During a conversation Thursday at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Andrew Moore reflected on his art career as part of a legacy that spans generations. The museum is featuring his work along with art by his daughter, Hannah, and his great-great-grandfather N.A. Moore.
Edgartown fire personnel quickly extinguished an early afternoon house fire on Dunes Road in Katama that was likely caused by mulch, according to the fire chief. There was nobody at the home at the time of the fire.
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted 10-3 Thursday in favor of a 3,920-square-foot expansion of the Alliance Community Church in Oak Bluffs. This puts to an end the church's long fight for an expansion, which brought out fierce opposition from abutters.

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