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Walk to end violence

The 10th annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk is Saturday, Oct. 28, at 11 am. The event is hosted by Connect to End Violence, the...

Joseph M. Spinelli

Joseph M. Spinelli died peacefully, surrounded by family, at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City Campus, on Oct. 20, 2017. He had been...

Cooking to keep the vampires away

When the chill of October starts creeping in, my friends bemoan the fading vestiges of summer. “No more beach days, no more tanning, no...

Give your time or money to these local non-profits this holiday season

Looking for a way to do good on the Vineyard this holiday season?There are many Vineyard organizations that could use some volunteer help or...

Tea and Qi Gong

Somewhere in Manhattan, 20 women sat barefoot among the noise of the city. Amid honking cars and blaring sirens, we spoke quietly, femininely, greeting...

‘Columbus’ celebrates architecture and relationships

“Columbus,” a quietly eloquent film, comes to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center this weekend. Directed by Kogonada (a pseudonym for an unnamed Korean-American filmmaker)...

Outsider artist in Chilmark

When Chilmark writer and friend Nancy Aronie calls and invites me to meet someone, my answer is always yes. Though it took getting through...

Coming to our planet this weekend: The Space Invaders

Barbara Puciul and Lorna Ashe have known each other for nearly 30 years, long enough to make beautiful music together. They’ve worked in bands...

Fishing and farming on Martha’s Vineyard

The Chilmark library focuses on local food and the people who supply it on Wednesdays at 5 pm throughout the month of November. The...

Guitar workshop at Island Music

Island Music on Main Street in Vineyard Haven hosts a guitar workshop with three players: Mike Kerr from FirstBourne and the Mike Kerr Group,...

Hello, from the other side

You work your office job from 9 to 5, and your dog stays at home alone all day. By the time you leave work,...

Halloween hocus pocus

Every year there are more and more Halloween happenings on-Island. From kids’ crafts to community parades to late-night parties, there’s almost an overwhelming amount...

Family fun fall festing

The Farm Hub in Vineyard Haven is hosting its annual Fall Festival this Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 am to 2 pm at 80...

The Great Pumpkin Hunt

Scavenger hunt for googly-eyed pumpkins all weekend long until Halloween. The Great Pumpkin Hunt will be in Vineyard Haven at participating businesses along Main...

Girl power on Martha’s Vineyard

The Ritz and Martha’s Vineyard Community Services are teaming up to host the first annual Ladyfest music event this Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7...

Tapping, tapping into the genius of Edgar Allan Poe

Just in time for Halloween comes Aquinnah seasonal resident Eric Stange’s documentary “Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive.” Stange wrote and directed the project, which...

O Lantern of Jack

By Linda FreedmanThe pumpkins are now waiting to be pickedBig and orange and very round and thickThinking of Linus in his pumpkin patchCarving and...

Flood, high wind alerts in effect

Martha's Vineyard and all of Southeastern Massachusetts are under a flood watch from 2 am Wednesday through Wednesday afternoon, according to an alert issued...

Aquafarming on the Vineyard

As the pressure on natural resources grows worldwide because of population growth, so is there an increasing urgency to find ways to supply people...

Elizabeth Rothwell elected new president of the Chamber of Commerce’s board

The Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce has announced that Elizabeth Rothwell, regional director of marketing for Scout Hotels and an Island native, was elected...