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Island Community Chorus hits the high notes

On Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4, the Island Community Chorus will present its annual holiday concert. This year’s group is 125 voices...

Island Alpaca open house

This fall, Island Alpaca in Oak Bluffs welcomed over 50 baby alpacas. Get up close with fluffy friends new and old this Friday through...

Book talk with Doug Cabral, author of ‘News Hounds’

At the West Tisbury library on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 5 pm, Island newspaperman Doug Cabral will give a reading from his new humorous...

Oak Bluffs rings in the holiday season

Ready or not, December is here, and the holiday season is in full swing. The Oak Bluffs Association will spark your holiday spirit this...

Karen Elizabeth Packish

Karen Elizabeth Packish died at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on Nov. 22, 2016. She was 63. Karen was an Island native, born on Feb....

Aliens have landed in ‘Arrival’

Get set for an invasion of aliens. They land this weekend in the new science fiction film “Arrival,” showing at the Martha’s Vineyard Film...

Painting to abstraction: The life and times of Don Sibley

Artist Don Sibley is a bit of an anomaly.By nature, artists are visual folks. They tend to let their work speak for them, and...

'Island Holidays' Cover Designs

We recently asked the public to submit designs for the cover of our "Island Holidays" supplement which publishes December 8. Local artists submitted designs that visually represent...

Volunteer opportunities on Martha’s Vineyard

Looking for a way to do good on the Vineyard?There are many Vineyard organizations currently looking for volunteer help. These organizations include:Vineyard Village at...

Warrior women

A group of Vineyard equestrians tapped into their inner warriors last Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20, trying their hand at the ancient sport...

Donnie Morgan

Donnie Morgan, loved and respected keeper of the Lillian Manter Youth Hostel, died on Nov. 22 in Chicago, Ill. Taken suddenly by an unexpected...

Jellybone Rivers gets wiggles and giggles from Island children

It was standing —and  dancing— room only at the West Tisbury Library Saturday afternoon as Jellybone Rivers and The Maniacs of the Heart presented...

Black Saturday: The Vineyarders' Island cup streak is over

Updated Monday Nov. 28. at 1:30 pmThe Nantucket Whalers snapped Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School’s (MVRHS) 12 year dominance of the annual Island Cup...

Felix Neck Fall Festival delights in its 36th year

Felix Neck held its 36th annual Fall festival on Friday. The festivities included hayrides from Sunnyside farms, face painting, live music by The Flying...

Charles M. Plotz

Dr. Charles M. Plotz died peacefully at home in Brooklyn on Nov. 20, surrounded by his family. He had been a summer resident of...

Shop Local: Martha's Vineyard Glass

I've been working with Martha's Vineyard Glassworks (MVG) on State Road in West Tisbury, photographing a variety of their stunning pieces of art. Founded...

Dog fights

A number of years ago, taking leave of friends on the Cape in mid-November, I wished each “Happy Thanksgiving” as I headed out. One...

Have faith: Christmas in West Tisbury

When it comes to the Christmas season, many folks head up-Island to West Tisbury, where they’ll find everything they need to get into the...

Martha's Vineyard Court Report: Nov. 4 – Nov. 21 2016

Nov. 4, 2016James S. Combs, Edgartown; DOB 3/25/91, assault and battery on a family/household member: continued to pretrial conference.Caroline E. Derrig, Vineyard Haven; DOB...

Garden Notes: What about a turkey season?

Being grateful for what one is given takes work, but is often the path to contentment. “Every disadvantage has its advantages,” a quote from...