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Fourth of July festivities

It’s already Fourth of July weekend, and the Island is preparing for an especially busy Monday packed with celebration. The schedule of events begins...

Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival launches summer season

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival (MVFF) launched its summer season last week, and will continue with a full roster of films and activities through...

Livingston Taylor ‘honored’ to return to Edgartown’s Old Whaling Church

When audience members file into the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown on Saturday, July 2, to see singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor, they can expect to...

‘Vineyard Realism’ spotlighted at Louisa Gould Gallery

Fans of fish, flowers, and farms will enjoy a stroll through the Louisa Gould Gallery this weekend. The photographer and gallery owner's latest exhibit...

Theater and dance residents find a home at Vineyard Arts Project

Theater and dance aficionados take note: The Vineyard Arts Project (VAP) artist residency in Edgartown is hosting some very exciting New York–based playwrights, directors,...

Spotlight on Artisans: Gwen Nichols

Gwen Nichols, born and raised on the Island, was exposed to the art of wampum at a young age, and has continued her passion...

Hooves and hair ties

Little girls and horses go together like, well, little girls and horses. Staff at the Martha’s Vineyard Community Horse Center at Misty Meadows in...

The Hart Haven house tour

We are all agreed, I think, that we may dub an event “annual” when it comes round a second time. Last year a few...

A Welsh racehorse is a winner at Film Center

“Dark Horse,” a Welsh wonder of a documentary about an unlikely racehorse and the mining-town community that fosters him, opens this weekend at the...

Skinny’s Fat Sandwiches is a lesson in history

“Too few people understand a really good sandwich.” —James BeardWhen faced with foods that have become a part of everyday life in America, I...

All sports in one place

ADULT SUMMER SOFTBALLMartha's Vineyard Women's Softball League ( MVWSL)facebook: MVwomen's softballLocations: VP1 (Veterans Park, Field A); VP2 (Veterans Park, Field B--Causeway Road); WTS (West...

The Olympians: Charlie Shipway, sailor

We believe instinctively (apologies to Hemingway and Fitzgerald) that Olympic athletes are different from us.We think that world-class athletes are not just physically more...

The Field Gallery opens the season with a trio of popular artists

The Field Gallery opened its first show of the season on Sunday, kicking off its summer with sunny weather and fine libations in the...

Jacob T. Ratcliff

Jacob “Jake” Ratcliff, a resident of Oswego, N.Y., died on Monday, June 27, 2016, at his home with loving family members by his side....

Campground Chocolate is pure magic

The ladies at Rosewater Market in Edgartown have been busy. Not only have they maintained a deliciously successful business for almost a year now,...

Harbor View and MVY kick off Summer Porch Concert Series

The Summer Porch Concert Series, hosted by WMVY 88.7 FM on the porch of the Harbor View Hotel, will kick off on Tuesday, July...

Real Estate Transactions: June 20-24, 2016

AquinnahJune 24, Ruth Haslam Wolfe, trustee of the Ruth Haslam Wolfe Revocable Trust, sold a lot on State Rd. to Dorothy M. Sullivan for...

At home with gallery owners David Behnke and Paul Doherty

David Behnke and Paul Doherty have been together as a couple for 32 years. “Thirty-two LONG years,” groans Paul, handsome, with an acting background...

Spirituals Choir sings songs of freedom

The Spirituals Choir, under the direction of Jim Thomas, will give an educational performance of authentic U.S. slave songs (dating from 1619 to 1865)...

Island Community Chorus presents summer concert

The Island Community Chorus, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, will give its annual summer concert this Saturday, July 2, at 8 pm at...