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Martha's Vineyard Surfcasters
Martha's Vineyard
Surfcasters Association
P.O. Box 3053
Edgartown, MA 02539

Children's March to the Sea Marks Annual Memorial Day Tradition

Sat, 27 May 2017 11:24:58 +0000

Schoolchildren in Tisbury, Chilmark and Edgartown participated in the annual holiday tradition Friday of commemorating those who have been lost at sea.

Judge Extends Deadline on Island Theatre to Tuesday

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:21:39 +0000

The Hon. Cornelius J. Moriarty sternly told an attorney for the Hall family to submit a detailed plan for repairs by the end of the day Tuesday — or face the prospect of a speedy trial.

Moped Dealers Prevail in Court, Cleared to Open

Fri, 26 May 2017 20:31:52 +0000

A superior court judge cleared the way Friday for three Oak Bluffs moped dealerships to open for business, ordering the town to grant waivers to a test track requirement that has been a sticking point.

Editorial: Centennial of a Purchase

Fri, 26 May 2017 20:30:04 +0000

A hundred years ago the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meet­ing Association, having decided that the time had come to assure a settled state, acquired by purchase its extensive acre­age at what is now Oak Bluffs. “The cost of the grove, rights of way etc.,” Hebron Vincent recorded, “was thirteen hundred dollars.”

Barnes Estate Finds: Antiques and Classic Cars to Drive Them Home

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:40:39 +0000

For some 60 years, Clarence A. (Trip) Barnes 3rd has been collecting things. He filled trailers, and trucks, and buildings with items from purchasing estates and giveaways and house clean-outs.

Vineyard Highlands Horse Railroad

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:14:44 +0000

Mr. Lemuel T. Talbot, formerly superintendent of streets in Taunton, has contracted to build the horse railroad at Vineyard Highlands, to be run the coming Summer, and the cars, in the style of the Summer cars of the New Bedford & Fairhaven road, are ordered of J. M. Jones & Co., West Troy, N.Y., the builders of the cars of the latter road. This is good evidence of the enterprise of the Vineyard Grove Co., and we hope it will be a success in every respect. [New Bedford Standard.

Vineyard Grove

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:12:40 +0000

The carpenters are busy, notwithstanding the recent severe cold.
The first baby ever born on the Camp Ground was born on Wednesday, 6th instant; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Vincent.
A mite society was held at the Vineyard Grove House, Capt. Dias, proprietor, on Monday evening, for the purpose of raising funds to purchase books for the library of the new Sabbath School. About one hundred persons were present, and an evening of social enjoyment was passed. Forty dollars were realized as the net proceeds of the gathering.

“Camp” And “Bluff” Items

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:10:16 +0000

In the absence of our regular correspondents, we copy from the interesting letters of the N. B. Standard, the following facts relative to the Tabernacle.

Vineyard Grove Company

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:07:18 +0000

The Oak Bluffers will soon have to compete with the undertaking by the Vineyard Grove Company, who owns the delightful grove on the “other side of Jordon.” This association is composed of gentlemen of excellent standing, and we learn that it is their intention to conduct the affairs of the same in a manner that cannot fail to be appreciated by visitors and must prove profitable to all concerned. Lots have been sold for building purposes, and we expect to see ere many years, a thriving settlement here.

Purchase of the Camp Ground

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:57:42 +0000


The camp ground upon Martha’s Vineyard, heretofore leased by the Vineyard Camp Meeting Association, has been purchased by that body for the sum of $1200. If there have been any doubts heretofore about the continuance of the Vineyard Camp Meeting, this will settle them. The association have acted wisely in thus obtaining full title to a property so favorably situated for their use as a camp ground and the value of which must be constantly upon the increase. - Mercury. 


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