Memorial Day Weekend brings the reopening of two iconic Martha's Vineyard lighthouses, one at each end of the Island. Here are the hours when you can take a lighthouse tour in Edgartown and Aquinnah.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
In which we meet pop singer Fiona Neal and her tyrannical assistant, Teddy Zizik, who has issues with their $25,000-a-week rental on Moshup Trail.
The story thus far: No One at the Trophy Home: Chapter One Dirt Under Brahmin Nails: Chapter Two Rent-A-Palace: Lady Slipper Farm And The Summer People, Chapter Three “What is that road doing smack in the middle of our house and the beach?” This question was posed by Teddy Zizik, manager of pop singer, Fiona Neal. At his side, the 23-year-old performer looked docile. She had long silken brown hair, and a face more sweet than pretty. She wore tight Capri pants with a blue-and-white African design and a white leather jacket riddled with metal studs. Their rental agent, Kris Sayers, 46, with long brown hair, a gaunt, somewhat worn-out face, and warm, kindly brown eyes, turned to them with the key she’d been ready to insert in the high front …
Friday, May 10, 2013
An aging fleet of police vehicles in the Island's smallest town has prompted Aquinnah chief Randhi Belain to seek town meeting approval to buy a new all-wheel drive Ford Interceptor. The annual meeting is Tuesday evening.
Aquinnah's police chief used social media this week to get the word out about his department's town meeting request for a new SUV. "The vehicle we would like to purchase is a 2013 (or 2014) Ford Interceptor (All-Wheel Drive) Utility vehicle. If the voters approve of this purchase, this new vehicle will replace our 2007 Dodge Charger (unmarked) sedan," wrote chief Randhi P. Belain on the police department's Facebook page. Belain is requesting town meeting approval of $34,500 to purchase the Interceptor, which is built for police use, he said. Aquinnah's existing police vehicles are aging, Belain wrote: "Besides our most recently purchased vehicle in 2010, which is a four wheel drive Ford Explorer, our other vehicles are a 2007 Ford Crown …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
This week, Caroline Kennedy made news on the Island. But so did a few other people: Here are the latest rankings for our top stories on Martha's Vineyard Patch, with links to each in case you missed one.
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Friday, May 3, 2013
Two undeveloped parcels of land on the estate inherited by Caroline Kennedy and her husband Edwin Schlossberg from Jacqueline Onassis went on the market this week in Aquinnah, reports the Vineyard Gazette.
Caroline Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg are downsizing the Red Gate Farm estate they inherited from Kennedy's mother, Jacqueline Onassis, according to a report in the Vineyard Gazette. Two undeveloped parcels of land on the Aquinnah property went on the market this week, the Gazette reports: a 53.5-acre lot with Atlantic beachfront for $25 million and a 39.5-acre lot on Squibnocket Pond for more than $20 million. Those asking prices make these the most expensive properties for sale on Martha's Vineyard. Find more news about local listings and sales in our Real Estate section, now with Zillow. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
This morning from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., you can visit with Congressman Bill Keating at Waterside Market in Vineyard Haven.
Martha's Vineyard is getting a visit from Ninth District Congressman Bill Keating today. According to Keating's website, he will be holding a "Coffee with Bill" constituent get-together at Waterside Market, 76 Main St. in Vineyard Haven from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Keating will also tour the storm-damaged Oak Bluffs waterfront and the erosion-compromised Gay Head Light in Aquinnah during his day on the Island, reports the Vineyard Gazette. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a blog and share your views.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The Oak Bluffs Police Department has posted its Friday call log on Facebook.
Police departments on Martha's Vineyard are increasingly using Facebook to stay in touch with community members. From the Oak Bluffs Police Department's page comes this call log for Friday, April 19, 2013: 00:17: Remove Party 00:44: Motor Vehicle Stop 01:24: Prowler 02:40: Attempted Burglary 06:53: Disabled Motor Vehicle 07:28: Burglar Alarm 10:44: Medical Emergency 12:27: Welfare Check 13:22: Fire Alarm 14:24: Burglar Alarm 15:23: Civil Matter 18:55: Fire 20:00: Fire Alarm 23:29: License/Registration Check Oak Bluffs P.D. is on Facebook at facebook.com/pages/Oak-Bluffs-Police-Department/148406108588099. As of 2 p.m. Saturday, the page had attracted 226 likes on the popular social network. Other Martha's Vineyard public safety agencies …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Lobster rolls and hot dogs are now available at the Aquinnah cliffs, with the famous tuna salad, meatball sub and clear-broth chowder coming over the next few days, says co-owner James Shephard,
Hungry for a meal with a view from the Aquinnah cliffs? Faith's Seafood Shack is back for 2013. "It's a soft opening — the weather's so beautiful," James Shephard said Sunday, as he served customers at the take-out window. Shephard, who co-owns the cliffside eatery with Faith Vanderhoop, took several snapshots of his first-day customers to post on Facebook. During vacation week and weather permitting, Faith's is open daily from 11 a.m. through sunset, said Shephard, adding that the menu will be expanding as days go by. Hot dogs and lobster rolls are available now, tuna salad and meatball subs are coming in the next days and the eatery's signature dish should be available by the end of the week, Shephard said: "We're famous for our clear-…
Friday, April 12, 2013
This weekend, you can tour a condo in Aquinnah, a 4-acre lot in Chilmark and a brand-new home in Edgartown. Find more properties for sale on Martha's Vineyard by clicking our Real Estate tab above.
Looking for a house, land or condominium on the Island? Here are three open houses this weekend, posted on Patch by Homes on Martha's Vineyard: 5 Aquinnah Way, Aquinnah: Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. to noon. 2-bedroom condo with views, $457,500. 34 High Meadow Lane, Chilmark: Saturday, April 13, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 4.09 acre lot, $895,000. 74 Whaler's Walk, Edgartown: Sunday, April 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. New, 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom house with oversized 2-car garage, $1,250,000. Do you have a home for sale? Post it on Patch! For more news about Martha's Vineyard homes, land, sales and rentals, or to search for homes by ZIP code, please see our Real Estate section. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Vineyard Gazette reports that jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of Ovando Eghill, accused of murdering his wife's ex-husband in Tisbury last year.
Jury selection has begin in the murder trial of Ovando Eghill, the Aquinnah man who fatally stabbed his wife's machete-wielding ex-husband Michael Trusty during a dispute in Tisbury last year, according to the Vineyard Gazette. Trusty was formerly married to Eghill's wife and the children from both marriages were being cared for at the home in Tisbury where the stabbing took place June 14. Trusty died of his injuries at a Boston hospital June 18. For more about the case, please see For more police and court news on and off the Vineyard, please see our Police & Fire section, available in the News tab above or by clicking here. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up …