• Coast Guard color guard kicks off march down Main street.
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  • Vineyard veterans enter the park.
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  • The Northeast Navy Band anchored the parade.
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  • Daniel Garcia, 3, joins the Boy Scouts in the parade.
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  • Veterans agent and former American Legion post 257 commander Jo Ann Murphy speaks at dedication ceremony.
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  • Veteran and former American Legion post 257 commander Fred Thifault, who helped build Veterans Park 50 years ago, speaks at dedication ceremony.
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  • Flag Day and park dedication ceremony held under clearing skies.
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  • Tisbury town administrator John (Jay) Grande shakes hands with veteran Fred Thifault.
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  • Old Glory celebrated as Northeast Navy Band plays on.
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News

Tisbury’s 343rd birthday party was a hit for all those invited, and that included the whole Island.
Many striped bass fishermen are reporting a poor catch early in the season. The commercial fishery opened June 23. New rules are in place this year with lower daily bag limits and reduced fishing...
On Tuesday, July 15, at 7 p.m. Neville Frankel will give a reading and discussion of his novel Bloodlines at the Vineyard Haven Public Library, 200 Main street, Vineyard Haven.

Celebrations

Sarah Elizabeth Hall of Vineyard Haven earned a bachelor of arts degree from Stonehill College recently.
Kaija Nivala of Vineyard Haven was recently inducted into the Psi Chi National Honor Society.
Christopher Maciel of Vineyard Haven and Daniel Kaeka of West Tisbury were named to the dean’s list for the 2014 spring semester at UMass Dartmouth.

Obituaries

Philip G. James Jr. died on July 6 in Brandford, Conn. He was 89.
Carl Ephraimson Barrie died on June 30. He was 91. He was born in Natick, R.I., on April 28, 1923, to James and Anna Victoria Barrie, and grew up in Cranston, R.I.