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Brush it off: Create and Cocktail classes inspire creativity

Group painting classes on Martha’s Vineyard are a hit.

Elisa Brickner Poetry Contest marks 20 years inspiring youth

When Elisa Brickner died at age 17 in a 1973 horseback riding accident, it was a tragedy for all who knew and loved her. But...

Rich orange palette in Mark Zeender’s abstract landscapes

Washington-based painter Mark Zeender brings a stunning palette of burnt sienna, tangerine, and amber to his handsome abstract landscapes now on display at Cousen...

Bargain books for sale at West Tisbury School

The annual West Tisbury Library book sale runs from this Friday, August 1, to Monday, August 4. Thousands of new and used books, audiobooks,...

The chef’s story: James McDonough of Lambert’s Cove Inn, Farm, and Restaurant

Martha’s Vineyard has no shortage of restaurants and behind each one, there’s a top-of-the-line chef. The Times decided to get to know these epicurean...

At the French Doors is a portal to the past

Jane Peters has always had an appreciation for beauty, and she has channeled her aesthetic sense into a number of businesses in her lifetime....

Something old, something new: A Kib Bramhall retrospective at Granary Gallery

Kib Bramhall painted his first landscape at the age of 15 in an art class where he discovered, much to his surprise, that he...

Rueling the canvas: Artist Colin Ruel of West Tisbury

Colin Ruel’s abstract and landscape work takes the viewer on a shamanic journey.

Oak Bluffs downtown revitalization committee begins outreach campaign

People were saying that we have to clean it up,” she said. “Clean and repair but not change the character of the town. We had to preserve the unique character of the town.

Oak Bluffs takes speed limit into its own hands

At the direction of police, highway crews changed the speed limit from 45 to 35 miles per hour along Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road without required state authorization.

Martha’s Vineyard Transportation Improvement Program sets funding priorities

Top priority projects named in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that the Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) unanimously approved on July 10 include the construction,...

Historic Chilmark brickyard is given to The Trustees

The clay deposits on the property are among the oldest soil found in the northeast, dating back 140 million years. By comparison, 99 percent of the Vineyard’s surface soils are less than 10,000 years old. The clay was used to manufacture the highly sought-after bricks that were shipped to Boston, New York, and Newport to help build these great American cities.

Event: The Yard’s annual benefit

The “Art a la Carte” was an evening filled with, of course, lots of dance.

Perception is everything

To the Editor: Please refer to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) staff report, minutes of April 3 and April 17, 2014, and decision regarding the...

TED talks come to Martha’s Vineyard

There’s a lot of amazing people here on the Island, like Geraldine Brooks and David McCullough...They already give so much back to the community, rather than ask them to speak, we asked who they would like to hear.

Tribe opens heritage exhibit

The centerpiece of the wetu is a large floor tile that depicts a turtle crafted from stone and wampum, which represents the tribal concept that the world was created on the back of a turtle.

Different algebra

To the Editor: Perception is a problem. Our ordinary way of thinking surrounding perception is based on a  variation of elements. I find it absolutely...

Intersection indigestion

To the Editor: One more story about life on an island recounted especially when it’s just one of those things everyone must put up with,...

Spectacular experience at M.V. Hospital

To the Editor: My family wanted to express sincere appreciation and gratitude for the wonderful care we recently received from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital’s obstetric...

Bridge Results

At the Edgartown Bridge Club at Howes House on Monday, July 21, 10 tables were in play.  North-South winners were Judy Spruance and Sergio...