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Puppet theater inspires imagination in kids young and old

Marsha Winsryg and a crew of talented, inspired puppeteers have been turning the upstairs stage of the Grange Hall in West Tisbury into an...

Eisenhauer Gallery encourages summer whites

Check out the summer's most festive gallery event this week, as the Eisenhauer Gallery in Edgartown hosts a themed party in honor of their...

‘Yosemite’ explores the peaks and valleys of adolescence

“Yosemite,” a new film by Island summer visitor Gabrielle Demeestère, plays at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center on Monday, August 8. The film tracks...

Take a pause with sunset kayak tour

On the other side of the Jaws Bridge, Sengekontacket Pond feels entirely separate from the traffic creeping along Beach Road, newly sunburnt families piling...

Kara Taylor creates a garden of the imagination

There's a magical quality to the work of Island artist Kara Taylor. Although she changes her style and subject matter frequently, what always comes...

Demeestère exhibit spotlights girls and women

“The Lives of Girls and Women,” a new exhibit by Jeanette Demeestère, opens Saturday, August 6, at the Chilmark library. Ms. Demeestère divides her...

Not Your Sugar Mamas opens organic cafe

When I was growing up in the Dominican Republic, coffee wasn’t just a drink you’d chug to help you wake up but a ritual....

Park Corner Bistro closed after car crashes into wall

Park Corner Bistro, a popular Oak Bluffs eatery on the corner of Kennebec Avenue and Healy Way opposite the Oak Bluffs Post Office closed...

Births

Liah Jade WebbDavina Webb and Lancelot Webb of Edgartown announce the birth of a daughter, Liah Jade Webb, on July 28, 2016, at Martha’s...

Chilmark

I was lucky to catch the July 29 screening of Thomas Bena's film “One Big Home,” a movie that will now be shown to...

Martha’s Vineyard hosts Breastfeeding World’s “Big Latch On”

From August 1 to 7 every year, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action organizes World Breastfeeding Week to raise awareness of the benefits of...

Lights! Celebrities! Cool stuff to bid on!

When you buy a house on Martha’s Vineyard, you’re on tap for charity auctions. My beloved ex-husband, TV comedy writer Marty Nadler, and I...

Unlocking the power of dyslexics

That damn Industrial Revolution.If you were a dyslexic before then, you could kind of fly under the radar, but then it happened: the invention...

Smartphones

My mother’s elderly cat, Sabrina, got sick recently — weak, trembling, urinating inappropriately. Being 200 miles away, it’s always a dilemma when my mom...

This Was Then: Pearson’s Drug Store

Pearson’s Drug Store was located in the part of the Arcade building occupied today by Sharky’s Cantina on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs. Druggist...

Lillian Meleney

Lillian Rhame Meleney of Westwood and Vineyard Haven died June 24, 2016, after an extended illness. She was 94.Lillian, or Lil as she was...

Shakespeare for the Masses honored

Friends of the Vineyard Haven Library are honoring Nicole Galland and Chelsea McCarthy, adaptors and directors of Shakespeare for the Masses, as outstanding local...

Real Estate Transactions: July 18 – 22, 2016

AquinnahJuly 20, John R. Levinson and Theresa Levinson, trustees of 13 Old South Road Realty Trust, sold 13 Old South Rd. to Mina Farbood...

Sengekontacket Pond closed to shellfishing

Sengekontacket Pond is closed to shellfishing for the week, according to a text alert from the town of Edgartown.The pond is scheduled to reopen...