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Breakfast at the Winnetu is worth a trip

Large resorts don’t always showcase their food. They focus on the beach, the amenities, the heated pools … but at the Winnetu in Edgartown,...

Donald Nelson pitches a new theory on the ‘Chappaquiddick Tragedy’

Time and tide over the past 47 years have erased the physical evidence of July 18, 1969, a dark night when Senator Edward M....

‘The Media and the Making of a President’ examines the 2016 election

We the people, now rendered nearly senseless by the characters, events, and media coverage of the bizarre 2016 presidential campaign, have a chance to...

Talkin’ blues (and other world music) with Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal has been all around this world. And while he is best known as an accomplished blues musician, he has proved himself a...

African American Literature and Culture Festival comes to the O.B. library

The Oak Bluffs Public Library will present the first annual African American Literature and Culture Festival this weekend. The three-day event is a celebration...

African American Film Festival enters 14th year

The annual Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival arrives at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center on Monday, August 8. The festival, founded by...

Margot Datz embraces ‘Flower Power’ at the Grange Hall

Each year Margot Datz, a well-known Island muralist, painter, author, and illustrator, hosts a one-evening-only show in August, painting “what is closest to ...

Celebration of Life of Louis Stix Thursday night

Celebration of Life of Louis Stix A potluck celebration of life for Louis Stix organized by his friends will take place at Menemsha Beach on...

Bridge notes

At the Edgartown Bridge Club on Monday, July 25, 14 tables were in play. In the North-South direction, finishing first were Michael and Sandy...

Dems at dinner

Dear Nicole:I hosted a dinner party recently, and one of my guests said he was going to vote for a third-party candidate, because as...

Tisbury: Shakespeare for the Masses

Today, Thursday, August 4, the Photography Club meets at 6 pm at the Vineyard Haven Public Library. Anyone interested is welcome.Enjoy a delightful afternoon...

Oak Bluffs: Still another moped accident

So here we are again, back at the beginning with another horrifying moped accident. Throughout the past many years, every time there is a...

Federal judge rules against Mashpee Wampanoag tribal casino

The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe expects to appeal a federal court ruling Thursday that undercut the tribe’s plans to build a resort casino in Taunton....

West Tisbury: Getting ready for the Obamas

August 1. Rain last night. A dry, cool morning, comfortable for our morning walk. As we walked through the field, we saw wood lilies...

High butterfly season

Start casing your gardens for fair entries. The start date of the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society’s annual fair is August 18, with most entries...

Edgartown: Thanks to first responders

I’m sitting down to write my column on the last night of July. I can’t even believe that my summer vacation is more than...

‘Gather’ around to experience food as art

This summer, for the fourth year in a row, Farm. Field. Sea. is bringing food-related experiences to venues around the Vineyard. In July, guests...

‘Gallery in the Gardens’

Get lost in the art, music, flowers, and food at Vineyard Gardens next Friday, August 12, for their annual ‘Gallery in the Gardens’ event....

Author Series continues

On Thursday, August 4, Carly Simon will discuss her memoir, “Boys in the Trees,” at the Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival. WMVY radio host Barbara...

Collie Buddz returns

Collie Buddz is coming to the Lampost this Thursday, August 4, for the Island’s first reggae show of the season. The music of this...