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Have Faith: Spiritual eldering

Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship.Talking about end-of-life issues isn’t...

HAC treatment decisions

Despite being the doggie equivalent of 90 years of age, and despite being mostly blind due to cataracts, Brexit, an elderly shepherd mix, still...

Seasonal clichés

This fall seems to be one with exceptional foliage effects. Do I say this every year? I must — I love autumn. Earlier in...

Oak Bluffs: Trucking M.V.

We are speeding toward the end of fall like a train headed for an upcoming station. The boat schedules have changed, we see more...

Ask Tom, the Dogcharmer: The nipper

By Tom ShelbyHi Tom!I have a 5-month-old female Amstaff/greyhound mix who keeps nipping at my three kids. She is playful, but it hurts at...

Edgartown: Celebrity spaghetti dinner

I'm not loving that new chill in the air. It seems like everywhere you go, people are admitting that they are starting to reluctantly...

Chilmark: Chilmark's first town hall

This week Jimmy Morgan Jr. reinstalled the rock with a plaque commemorating the “Site of Chilmark’s First Town Hall Built in 1844” back in...

Early voting begins on Island

A new law allows all registered voters in Massachusetts to vote before election day. Early voting began on Monday, Oct. 24, and continues through...

Author Jack Gantos captivates Vineyard schoolchildren

Writer Jack Gantos can relate to kids of all ages. The awardwinning author has written books for preschoolers to young adults and adults, which...

West Tisbury: Charter School scarecrows

Last week I wrote about the slow changes and lack of fall color. This week I am reporting that our landscape is much transformed....

Exploring Rasa Sol dance class with Christina Montoya

This past Tuesday night, I found myself in a room with a handful of women stomping our feet, rolling our hips, and twirling our...

Halloweekend happenings

Carved pumpkins and stocked candy bowls can only mean one thing — let Halloweekend begin! There are plenty of options, and our one and...

Final airport plan update

The Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission (MVAC) will present the final Airport Master Plan update on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 4 pm at the Katharine...

Harvest of the Month: Cranberries

Cranberries are often overlooked in the kitchen because their tartness makes them hard to eat on their own. But with a little creativity (and...

Local Ingredient: Leaf broccoli

George Bush Sr. famously admitted he did not like broccoli and declared that while he was in the White House, it would not be...

Dining at the bowling alley?

Certain places create certain expectations, at least in your head. When you think about bowling alley food, your expectations might be chicken tenders and...

What are book clubs reading?

What are almost as numerous on Martha’s Vineyard as scrub oak trees? Book clubs. In addition to the numerous private groups held in friends’...

Aquinnah: Congratulations to Sophia Welch and Kyle Colter

Spooky times are just ahead. The leaves are falling, and the air turns crisper. Halloween is this Monday. Beware of cemeteries and strange figures...

Bridge Notes

At the Edgartown Bridge Club in Vineyard Haven on Oct. 17, nine pairs competed. Finishing in first place were Barbara Silk and Dave Donald,...

West Tisbury: Library Halloween party

Last week I wrote about the slow changes and lack of fall color. This week I am reporting that our landscape is much transformed....