Organizers of Weekend Are Pleased

Several hundred people attended special events this weekend in Oak Bluffs, reducing gridlock downtown and adding to the festive atmosphere.

And it all happened because of a chance meeting on Memorial Day at the Dragonfly art gallery in Oak Bluffs.

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Oak Bluffs Celebrates Fourth

Oak Bluffs is the place to be for the Fourth of July weekend.

That’s always been the case, according to many residents, and now they have one more reason to think so.

This weekend, the community will conduct its First Annual Juneteenth Day of Independence, a Multicultural Celebration. Events include a beach concert Friday and a dance Saturday. Both nights will feature live music, plenty of food and several vats of non-alcoholic ginger beer.

And townspeople are predicting great success.

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Museum Exhibit Uncovers Hard Truths

Titled The Chasm Is Not Closed, a new exhibit at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum uses a pair of tributes to the Confederacy to dig deeply into a disturbing chapter in the Island's not too distant past.

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Oak Bluffs Gets Worked Up About For-Profit Workouts

Yoga in the park. Boot camp by the bandstand. At a select board meeting, Oak Bluffs park commissioner Amy Billings described an overabundance of businesses in public parks.

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Edgartown Businesses Hit Hard by Pandemic, State Survey Finds

A recent survey of 28 businesses in downtown Edgartown shows the pandemic continues to have widespread and often dire impacts on Island commercial districts.

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Proposed Parking Changes on Circuit Avenue Prove Contentious

Plans to revamp downtown Oak Bluffs which include changing the angled parking on the upper part of Circuit avenue to parallel parking drew a mixed response Monday evening.

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New Look for Sunset Lake as Restoration Project Begins

On Monday morning, the Friends and Neighbors of Sunset Lake in Oak Bluffs broke ground on a restoration project more than 10 years in the making.

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Oak Bluffs Gives Town Administrator a Parade and Cake Pop Send Off

After a decade of service in the Oak Bluffs town hall, departing town administrator Bob Whritenour was surprised with a parade outside of it on Friday.

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Black History Driving Tour Through Oak Bluffs

Author and historian Thomas Dresser brings local black history to life in a self-guided driving tour through Oak Bluffs.

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Report Stresses Coastal Vulnerability in Oak Bluffs
Alex Elvin

Rising seas will pose a significant threat to several parts of Oak Bluffs, according to a detailed report prepared for the town.

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