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Jack Koontz

Jack Samuel Koontz Jr. died at his home in Bourne on Saturday, July 16, after a long and determined battle with throat cancer. It...

Michael Moreau

Michael Christopher Moreau of West Hartford, beloved husband of Marci (DeMeo) Moreau, died peacefully at home on July 16, 2016, with his entire family...

‘One Big Home’ documentary asks: Is bigger better?

Updated 9:30 am, Friday, July 29Thomas Bena’s new film, “One Big Home,” raises questions about the costs of living in a community of trophy...

MVC continues DRI checklist public hearing

The Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) held its first public hearing last Thursday to discuss proposed changes to its development of regional impact (DRI) checklist....

Thirty years later: Looking back on the Vineyard Peace Concert ’86

Thirty years ago this week, on a hot and sunny summer day at the MVRHS football field, 3,500 concertgoers came to celebrate peace and...

MVC will not review Kuehn's Way affordable housing project

Before a room packed with opponents, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) last Thursday night agreed that the Kuehn’s Way affordable apartment project in Tisbury...

Jack Carbon

Jack Carbon, loving husband, father, and grandfather, died peacefully Friday, July 15, at the Plymouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Plymouth.Jack grew up in Sherborn. He...

Oliver "Ollie" Ernest Coffin

With his sly humor intact, Oliver “Ollie” Ernest Coffin, previously of Edgartown, left his post at the Six Lakes golf course in Florida on...

Noam Chomsky speaks at MVFF screening

The Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs was packed for Monday night’s Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival screening of “Requiem for an American Dream,” a feature-length arrangement...

Academic honors

updated August 1GraduationWilliam Anderson of Oak Bluffs, from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.Dean’s listJoshua Bernstein of Chilmark, at Champlain College.Liam Craffey of West...

Film Center’s Documentary Week runs the gamut from Mapplethorpe to Yo-Yo Ma

Cinematic portraits of five legendary figures in the arts will screen at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center starting Monday, August 1, and continuing through...

‘Lilac Girls’ is ‘Gone With the Wind’ for WWII

Martha Hall Kelly’s “Lilac Girls,” the first novel this 59-year-old advertising copywriter ever tapped out on her laptop, was published by Ballantine Books last...

‘Barber of Seville’ at Featherstone combines comedy and music

We could all use a little levity these days, and thanks to Wendy Taucher Dance Theater Opera, “The Barber of Seville,” hailed as one...

Rhymes and more ‘Tug at the Knot’ in poetry collection

Chappaquiddick summer resident Don McLagan has published his first collection of poetry, titled “Tug at the Knot.” One of the color images in the...

You can get anything you want

As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of his song “Alice’s Restaurant,” Arlo Guthrie will visit the Tabernacle on Tuesday, August 2, at 8...

Sunday sounds

The Vineyard Haven Band summer concert series is underway and will continue this Sunday, July 31, at 8 pm. Gather around the gazebo in...

Railroad watch visionaries visit Vineyard Haven

Vortic Watch Co. displayed two of its watch lines at Rubin Cronig’s Vineyard Time in Vineyard Haven on Saturday. Vortic, a Colorado company founded...

Wok cookery 101

All over Asia, you can expect to find woks preheated in kitchens both in the home and at restaurants, because wok cookery is essential...

Video: A virtual tour of Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary

Sheriff's Meadow Foundation recently aired this film by Dan Martino, of Martha's Vineyard Productions, as part of their annual public lecture.According to the Sheriff's...

M.V. Horse Council dressage event provided riding insights

updated July 27 at 10 amThe Martha’s Vineyard Horse Council (MVHC) held a dressage event, “Ride, Critique, Ride,” on Saturday at the Ag Hall...