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Mycotopia: A tour of the fungal wonderland at Menemsha Hills

Rainstorms and gray skies this past weekend drove some indoors, but on Sunday an enthusiastic group of Islanders roamed happily through the wet woods...

Through a lens brightly

The world’s most powerful lighthouse beacons radiate light more than 20 miles out to sea, the beam emanating from “first order” Fresnel lenses. Reportedly...

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS: September 26 – 30, 2016

EdgartownSept. 26, Daniel and Kathryn Higgins sold a portion of 29 Plain Field Way to Jess and Linda Shapiro for $20,000.Sept. 28, James J....

Chilmark: Columbus Day weekend is here

It rained and it poured, puddles grew to mini ponds, mud sloshed, branches down, some trees too, the air warm enough for enjoying a...

Free Pilates and yoga classes at the West Tisbury library

The West Tisbury library will offer four free yoga classes with local instructor Lisa Varno this fall: Mondays, Oct. 17 and 24, and Nov....

Chocolate flows from the Featherstone fountain this weekend

If you think there's such a thing as too much of a good thing, then the upcoming Art of Chocolate Festival might not be...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: Stubborn puppy

Dear Dogcharmer,When I am ready to head home from a walk, my 3-month-old puppy will lie down and refuse to turn around. My dog...

Fall festival season begins

Although summer is officially over and even the most hardy of souls are breaking out their sweaters and boots, this weekend gives us one...

Nat Turner’s slave rebellion powers ‘Birth of a Nation’

“Birth of a Nation,” a retelling of Nat Turner’s 1831 slave rebellion, opens Friday, Oct. 7, at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. It could...

Fairy and Gnome House Building Day at W.T. library

On Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, the West Tisbury library will be offering its back garden as a haven for...

Bridge Notes

At the Edgartown Bridge Club in Vineyard Haven on Sept. 26, nine tables were in play. Finishing first in the North-South position were Mollie...

Chamber Music Society names new executive director

Nora Nevin, president of the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society, has announced the appointment of Douglas Finn as its new executive director. Mr. Finn...

The annual Food and Wine Festival: A weekend as fresh as it gets

This year’s annual Food and Wine Festival will start next Thursday, Oct. 13, and continue through Sunday, Oct. 16. Enjoy four days and nights...

Celebrate the Gay Head Lighthouse

Join the Martha’s Vineyard Museum in celebrating the 2016 season at the Gay Head Lighthouse on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 4 until 5:30 pm....

Hospitality Mondays

Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery & Tasting Room is hosting Hospitality Mondays from Oct. 3 until Nov. 7. Anyone in a hotel, restaurant, bar, golf,...

Charlie Fenske launches his science career

Charlie Fenske of Edgartown has loved rockets since he was in the sixth grade. Now 16 and a junior in Falmouth Academy, Charlie has...

Last chance to see ‘The Second Girl’

This weekend is the last chance to see “The Second Girl,” the final show of the season at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse. Ronan Noone’s...

Ben Davey’s gap year

Every year The MV Times asks several recent high school graduates to write about their experiences during their first year after graduation. Ben Davey...

Crafter Jamie Rogers proves herself a jill of all trades with pointillism images

Artist Jamie Rogers, best known for her jewelry, stained glass, and blacksmithing lines, has recently added a new venture to her already extensive repertoire....

Oak Bluffs: Early voting dates

Everyone who is familiar with my column is much aware that I have a great fondness for dogs. But when I was a young...