An Albie and a Bluefish Cross the Scales As 75th Derby Gets Underway
Bill Eville
Serena Ward, fishing in her first derby, earned bragging rights for the first fish, an 8.4-pound false albacore. Chuck Winter was second with a 4.44-pound bluefish.
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No Easy Layups in Niantic Park
Bill Eville
I liked to read a lot as a child, my specialty being books about animals, who of course died on the way to a tear-filled ending.
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Remembering Two Vineyard Matriarchs
Bill Eville
Two Vineyard friends died recently — Betty Eddy on June 30, eight days after she turned 100, and Phronsie Conlin on July 9, the day before her 101st birthday.
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Muted but No Less Heartfelt, Memorial Day Festivities Go On
Bill Eville
American flags dot the landscape at all the cemeteries around the Island. But Memorial Day festivities will change this year.
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Dreaming About the Old Days
Bill Eville
“Dad, tell me about the old days, when life was normal and we could go out and do things, like play with friends and drive off-Island for adventures.”
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Cheering for Camp Jabberwocky
Bill Eville
This past week Camp Jabberwocky announced it was canceling its summer season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Flying on Wings of Hope and Sorrow
Bill Eville
As I say goodnight to my 12-year-
old daughter Pickle, I ask her if she would like to walk, bike or drive to school the next day.
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Time Out, With Stories from Our Archives
Bill Eville

Here are some more good reads from the Vineyard Gazette and Martha’s Vineyard Magazine archives. Consider it a time out from the news of the day.

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After the Long Walk, Something to Read
Bill Eville

The world needs good stories now more than ever. The Gazette turned to its archives to unearth some great reads from the newspaper and the Martha’s Vineyard Magazine.

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At the Festival of the Falling Stars
Bill Eville
My daughter Pickle and I are walking the dog yet again, traveling the dirt road loop that stretches around our neighborhood.
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