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Oak Bluffs Arts District stroll returns on Saturday

Dukes County Avenue in Oak Bluffs is the site of a quintessential art stroll on any summer day, but the first Arts District Stroll...

Seastone Papers summer classes begin with ‘Floating Ink’

The leaves of oak trees, green from a rainy spring, reflected and swayed against the surface of water in shallow trays at Seastone Papers...

There’s nothing quite like a summer visit to the Right Fork Diner

There are some places on Island that make you feel as if you’re on vacation, even if you live here year-round, and Right Fork...

Sweet bread brings back sweet memories

When I was in college in Springfield, Mo., — the buckle on the Bible Belt, some say — I had a roommate, Beth Montgomery, who...

Nancy Purnell’s vibrant landscapes are on display at the West Tisbury library

“Martha’s Vineyard Magic,” a series of landscape oil paintings by Nancy Purnell, opened last weekend at the West Tisbury Free Public Library, and continues...

Summer Institute Film Festival screens at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center

The Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center launches its annual Summer Institute Film Festival on Sunday, July 9. It is the only Jewish film festival on...

Comedy comes calling

Annabelle Gurwitch, actress and bestselling author of “I See You Made an Effort,” and Adam Mansbach, madly successful journalist (the New Yorker and Esquire,...

Katharine Cornell comes to life at a reading of A.R. Gurney’s ‘The Grand Manner’

“Katharine Cornell swims in the nude,” Guthrie McClintic says in A.R. Gurney’s play “The Grand Manner.” The character of Guthrie, based on Cornell’s real-life...

Sam Elliott plays a washed-up movie star in ‘The Hero’

“The Hero,” starring Sam Elliott, the actor with the iconic deep voice and brush of a mustache, opens next week at the Martha’s Vineyard...

Fan Ogilvie in words and pictures

Fan Ogilvie’s paintings draw power from where she has left the canvas blank in her recent show, “Pockets of Air.” The poet and painter...

M.V. Film Center screens groundbreaking “I Am Not Your Negro”

Novelist, playwright, and activist James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, “Remember This House,” is reclaimed in filmmaker Raoul Peck’s documentary “I Am Not Your Negro.” Baldwin...

Exhibit at 51art Gallery brings the Delta blues to the Vineyard

When the world stopped, Gail Mooney started her project documenting blues musicians from the Mississippi Delta region. “I started it at the worst time...

A leap of faith

Allison Walker came to the shores of Martha’s Vineyard as a blank canvas.Almost a year and a half ago, Ms. Walker moved from Washington,...

Allen Whiting has spent 35 years capturing the Island’s rural landscapes

Painter Allen Whiting has been capturing scenes of up-Island landscapes for more than three decades. His work is instantly recognizable. Mr. Whiting, whose West...

A Fourth of July slideshow

Could the weather have been more perfect?Thousands of Islanders and visitors lined the streets of Edgartown for the annual Fourth of July parade. Marchers...

Children’s Campground Fourth of July parade celebrates 20th year

Gretchen Rehak and Pam Rogers found a way to celebrate the Fourth of July with their toddlers — pot lids.  The two mothers lined...

The Avenue of Flags celebrates twenty-five years

At 7:30 this morning, American Legion members and volunteers put hundreds of flags up on the "Avenue of Flags"  at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard...

Edgartown Fourth of July parade and fireworks schedule

Edgartown hosts the town’s much-loved annual Fourth of July parade and fireworks on Tuesday, with the parade kicking off at 5 pm and fireworks...

James Robert Barton

James Robert Barton, also known as “Wampum Jim” and “Hippie Jim,” died unexpectedly on Sunday, June 25, 2017.Jim was born on Nov. 7,...

Moped crashes into car in Tisbury

Update:A moped struck a car on State Road near the Lorraine Parish store Monday morning in Vineyard Haven.Tisbury fire, EMS, and police joined...