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Library speed dating

Singles are invited to the Oak Bluffs library on Feb. 8 at 6:30 pm to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a literary speed-dating event. Bring...

Harry Potter book night

Young wizards, witches, and muggles are invited to the West Tisbury library on Feb. 2 for a night of spells, magic, and Harry Potter....

Coming of age in the Seaview

The dance floor had a soulful patina, stripped down to raw oak then stained by oceans of spilled drinks and a topcoat of brow-dripped,...

Mimi’s Hittin' the Sauce is a labor of love

Last year I attended the National Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show (fieryfoodsshow.com) in Albuquerque, N.M. It was unlike any trip I’ve ever done: an...

Library ‘De-Composition’ series lends ears to alternative musicians

While Martha’s Vineyard has plenty of opportunities for bar bands and wedding singers to perform, there are not always venues for less pop-minded musicians...

Community monoprint show will press on through the month of February

For more than 10 years, a group of Island artists has been practicing the art of monoprinting at Featherstone Center for the Arts. Now,...

High school students garner art and writing awards

Twenty Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School students won 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards this year.Gold Key WinnersOlivia Knight, Grade 12, 8-piece Art Portfolio,...

A nicht to remember

The Martha’s Vineyard Scottish Society held its 30th annual Burns Nicht Supper at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown on Saturday. The event mirrors...

West Tisbury: Windy weather and mice

Updated: Jan. 31, 2:52 pmThe wind blew and blew last week and through the weekend. It wasn’t that cold, but there was no interest...

When we talk, we learn

To the Editor:I want to thank everyone who sent me letters, emails, or called on the phone after reading my article about depression in...

Hairballs

My husband, a city boy from the Bronx, has a pair of soft canvas shoes he calls his “indoor” shoes. Having spent much of...

This was then: Immigrants

Martha’s Vineyard has long been an Island of immigrants. In 1905, more than a quarter of the residents of Oak Bluffs were foreign-born —...

Tisbury: Happenings

I don’t think our libraries had characters come to life for story time when I was young. Little ones can meet Curious George next...

Winter rental

By Margaret Emersonrentinganother’shomebecomesmyamazinglywelcomeretreatat day’s endfrom the coldafter travelgreeting guestssurroundedby her thingsuntouchedbut tellingtheir own storiesof herthe photographerbicyclercollectorlovernew orleansdiscovererrefrigerator notesremindersnumbersmagnetic buttonsdefine surprisemy favoriteeye levelon freezer doorthere...

Oak Bluffs: Overcast days

My forsythia has surrendered to the cold, and the days are mostly overcast now. It’s difficult to keep upbeat in this time of winter....

Witch hazels

Quite different from the very ancient Imbolc or St. Brigid’s Day, which signified when water would again run unfrozen in streams and brooks, is...

Edgartown: Getting older

I managed to hurt myself last week. In a true sign of the aging process, I don’t know exactly what I did or when...

Ask Tom, the dogcharmer: Nina

Dear Dogcharmer,Why does my dog bark so much when people get close to the door? Even when she is with me in the car,...

Chilmark: Something other than politics

Updated Feb. 3, 10:37 amI can't even begin to count the many ways we are fortunate to live in this Island community. So many...

Bridge results

Results will be reported next week for the Jan. 23 game at the Edgartown Bridge Club in Vineyard Haven.Results from the Martha’s Vineyard Bridge...