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The new philanthropy

Year-round and seasonal Vineyarders benefit from a very large infrastructure of nonprofit facilities and organizations, extensively supported by gifts from interested and generous benefactors....

Generosity acknowledged

To the Editor:I am board president of Women Empowered, an Island nonprofit helping Islanders to help themselves with difficult financial issues or other life...

What we are losing

Philippe Jordi, Island Housing Trust (IHT) executive director, delivered the following remarks at the nonprofit’s annual summer brunch on August 16.Have you ever stood...

A summer recap from Alex’s Place

To the Editor:All of us at Alex's Place, the Island's premier space for teens and the community, wish to offer our gratitude to the...

Up the stakes

To the Editor:For the Wampanoag tribe to make money on bingo means lots of people need to be playing, and if the recent estimate...

Tiny house on the move

To the Editor:The members of the newly-formed Island Coalition for Tiny Houses would like to thank everyone who visited our tiny house at the...

Boy of summer

Last Sunday morning at the ball field by Peaked Hill, Bill Edison drove up in his 1990 Volvo, took out a beach chair as...

State orders shutdown of Katama Bay oyster beds

The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) and Department of Public Health (DPH) ordered that Katama Bay oyster beds in Edgartown be closed to...

Tiny house makes a big splash at the Ag Fair

Less than an hour after the gates to the Ag Fair opened on Thursday morning, there was a growing line of people waiting to...

Vineyard Cleaners will shut its doors on Oct. 1

After 13 years in business, Vineyard Cleaners, a dry cleaning business located in Merchant Court in Vineyard Haven, will shut its doors on Oct....

Peace talk at the Vineyard Haven library

On Thursday, August 27, at 7 pm, the Vineyard Haven library will host a talk on “Why Peace Is Possible: Exploring the Anatomy of...

Federated Church of Edgartown elects first female pastor

Members of the congregation of the Federated Church of Edgartown voted Sunday to call the Rev. Amy Edwards as their 65th pastor, concluding a...

Firefighters’ Association moves car show to high school

The annual Tisbury Firefighters’ Association Car Show, which was scheduled to take place on Main Street in Vineyard Haven on Sunday, Sept. 6, from...

Baker administration awards Edgartown coastal resilience grant

The Baker-Polito administration awarded Edgartown a $62,250 grant to bolster coastal resilience projects for Fuller Street and Lighthouse Beach, as well as Lighthouse Pond....

Monday Night Specials: Good for entertainment and stimulating conversation

Live theater is always a treat. The excitement of watching a story unfold on the stage in real time is a thrill that can't...

The Yard prepares for the Bang Group

This week the Bang Group will present two shows of rhythm-driven works at the Yard’s Patricia N. Nanon Theater in Chilmark.According to a press...

‘Looking Back’ with Shirley Mayhew at the Chilmark library

Local author Shirley Mayhew will speak about her memoir, “Looking Back: My Long Life on Martha’s Vineyard,” at the Chilmark library on Wednesday, Sept....

Beach Road restaurant offers seafood and small plates in a gorgeous setting

Known for their incredible food offerings, owners Mary and Jackson Kenworth have taken on another restaurant on-Island: Beach Road, located in Vineyard Haven, at...

Basia Jaworska and Cody Jephcote at the Workshop

Join artists Basia Jaworska and Cody Jephcote for an artists’ reception on Saturday, August 29, from 5 to 7:30 pm at the Workshop in...

Side Notes from the Side Yard

A Salt Lake City native, Chloe Jones graduated from Wesleyan University this past May with a double major in dance and Hispanic literatures and...