• All is quiet as morning fog shrouds new fishing pier.
    Jeanna Shepard

News

Two downtown beaches in Oak Bluffs are closed to swimming due to high counts of bacteria found in the water, the health agent said Tuesday. Inkwell and Pay beaches were closed around 2 p.m. Tuesday...
The Cottagers sponsor a performance of the Audelco Award-winning play Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale on Thursday, July 31, at 7 p.m. at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs.
A state-imposed shellfishing ban in Sengekontacket Pond has been extended yet again following rainfall on Sunday. The pond is safe for swimming and boating.

Celebrations

Sydney Amanda Lydia Bender and Jeffrey Walter LaBell were married Saturday, June 14, at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury.
The following students were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester at University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Julie Gaffey and David Gaffey of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a son, Jackson Richard Gaffey, born on July 15 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

Obituaries

The family of Estelle Rae Coleman invites friends to a memorial service in her memory on Sunday, August 3.
Patricia A. Costa died after a brief illness on Wednesday, July 16, at her home, Wee Beech Cottage in Oak Bluffs. She was 78.