• Seaview avenue was closed to traffic Friday afternoon but full of pedestrians headed to town.
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  • People began reserving spots in Ocean Park early Friday afternoon.
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  • Vineyard Haven Band set the mood, performing old favorites from Ocean Park bandstand.
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  • Police blocked off Seaview avenue extension, where First Family watched the fireworks show.
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  • Ready for the show.
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  • Annual show heralds end of peak summer season.
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  • All eyes on the sky above Nantucket Sound.
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  • Crowd braved droplets of rain as the show went on.
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  • Some fireworks brought oohs, aahs and applause.
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  • Crowd cheered the grand finale before heading home.
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  • After fireworks, band played on Ocean Park porch.
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News

Oak Bluffs is one step closer to receiving disaster aid to dredge a channel to Sengekontacket Pond, following informal approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
According to Chapter 90 of Massachusetts General Laws on the operation of a low-speed vehicle in the state, a low-speed vehicle is a motor vehicle that cannot legally be operated at a speed greater...
Reverend Lillian Daniel will close out the summer series at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs.

Celebrations

Alicia L. Oliveira, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadet at Providence College, has graduated from the leader development and assessment course at Fort Knox, Ky.
Brandie Lewis and Tucker Smith of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a daughter, Annie Margaret Smith, born on August 15 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Anastasia M. Carter and William N. Camacho of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a daughter, Sophia Noelle Camacho, born on August 12 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

Obituaries

Leigh Coleman Dunlap Ivison died on Sunday, August 10, in the loving embrace of her husband and their two sons. She was 60 and was a longtime East Chop summer resident.
Patricia Boak died on August 21 in Hackettstown, N.J., after a brief illness. She was 90.