• Isla Kuntze pets Duke the horse with a little help from Greer Rivera.
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  • Jackson and Ellie are in the fair spirit.
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  • All aboard!
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  • Didn't win a blue ribbon? It's not too late to go home with a prize.
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  • Brisk sales at the cotton candy kiosk.
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  • Ribbons of all colors for tomatoes of all colors.
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  • Prize-winning bouquets.
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  • Ain't nobody here but us blue-ribbon chickens.
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  • Ethan Hurd, left, and Mamush Blacklow visit with the geese.
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  • Fair comes around just once a year.
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  • Phoebe Lapine and Hillary Hogan take a spin.
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  • Fair magic continues through Sunday.
    Alison L. Mead

News

The West Tisbury library hosts a one-time performance of Arnold Rabin’s new play, What do people talk about when they have nothing to say? on Saturday, Sept. 20.
What’s for dinner? Acorns, you say? Polly Hill Arboretum invites you to join Arthur Haines as he shares the secrets of gathering and preparing acorns.
Reading is alive and well on the Vineyard, librarians agreed this week, as they reviewed circulation numbers that show material lending is trending upwards across the Island. Circulation statistics...

Celebrations

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester at University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Kristin Hall and Anthony Estrella of West Tisbury announce the birth of a son, Ellis Joseph Estrella, born on July 4 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Ellis weighed 8 pounds, 11.2 ounces at birth....
Sawyer Klebs, 18, of West Tisbury, recently completed a semester-long wilderness expedition in the Rocky Mountains with the National Outdoor Leadership School.

Obituaries

Lyle Lobel Warner, a longtime Cambridge resident, died in her beloved Mount Auburn Street apartment on Sept. 6. She was 84.
The familiar purser and quartermaster aboard Steamship Authority vessels died on August 10 in Boston. He was 80.