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Saudade: News from and for the Brazilian community/Notícias de e para a comunidade brasileira

A tradução deste artigo se encontra no final da versão em inglêsThe most wonderful time of the year is here. Whenever I need a pick-me-up,...

Services Saturday for Jonah E. Talbot

Jonah E. Talbot, 32, of Vineyard Haven, passed away unexpectedly at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. A visitation for family and...

A delightful nut to crack at the PAC

A holiday tradition gets a fresh take as the Yard presents “Nut/Cracked” this weekend at the Performing Arts Center. Based on the classic Tchaikovsky...

In a book about Franzen, Philip Weinstein takes on a living literary giant

Philip Weinstein, recently retired literature professor at Swarthmore College, has written a captivating biography of big-deal novelist Jonathan Franzen in mid-career.Upon investigation, it turns...

Holiday shopping hotspots: Trunk shows

The month of December will offer some great opportunities to check out the work of a few different local and semilocal designers and artisans....

Aquinnah: The countdown to Christmas has begun

There was a lot of hustle and bustle last week with Thanksgiving. The boats were filled with grown children returning home to their parents...

Doris Ward and her 100 bricks

Sometimes during the course of an individual’s life, her personal history, the saving graces met along the way, nostalgia, and regret all come together,...

Martha’s Vineyard High School Engineering Challenge: November

The November Engineering Challenge, to create a grocery grabber, took place last week. Students were given 45 minutes to construct a two-foot grabber that...

The ebb and flow of Martha’s Vineyard bug life

As you’d expect with cold-blooded creatures, insect numbers and diversity follow a distinct annual arc, building to a summertime peak from a winter nadir....

Fragosa Landscapes honored with Best of West Tisbury Award

Fragosa Landscapes has been selected for 2015’s Best of West Tisbury Award in the Landscape Services category by the West Tisbury Award Program.Each year,...

Caregivers: Learn to care for yourselves

“Powerful Tools for Caregivers” is a support program which teaches caregivers to take care of themselves. The Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will offer...

Oak Bluffs: First Family Fun Reading Night at MVPCS

We do have a most welcoming town, don’t we? The downtown area, the beautiful parks, and the flower beds that are seen everywhere in...

Tisbury: Santa Claus is coming to town this Saturday

Get your holiday greenery this Saturday from 9:30 to 2:30 at the West Tisbury church fair. Wreaths, centerpieces, table trees, ornaments, jewelry, and unusual...

West Tisbury: Festival of Lights

It was a lovely weekend. Shirtsleeves weather. This weather has been so amazing. Every time I think I am picking the last rose of...

Gone huntin’: A deer hunter tallies up the years

Midway through the two-week deer shotgun season that began on Monday, I will turn 65 years old. The fact that this will occur on...

Chilmark: Hello December

December is here! First off, let me thank Hellie Neumann for removing 18 bags of dog poop and full garbage bags of trash from...

Airport manager Sean Flynn resigns following negotiated settlement

Updated at 3:07 pm Dec. 2 with additional reportingThe Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission met Wednesday morning. After an hour and a half in executive...

Services Friday for Hakeem S.M. Madison

Hakeem S.M. Madison, 25, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Dec. 4,...

Island Community Chorus sings in the season

The Island Community Chorus, which will open its 20th-anniversary year with a pair of holiday concerts in Edgartown this weekend, first performed at the...

‘we plié’ folds one poem into another

West Tisbury poet and MVTimes staffer Patrick Phillips has produced an experimental and original work in his new book “we plié.” While the French...