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‘Mother had a life of movement’

A winter sunset blazed in the sky and a fire roared in the hearth of the Ag Hall as a crowd gathered to remember...

Art of giving: Louisa Gould Gallery hosts holiday sale

Every holiday season for the past nine years, the Louisa Gould Gallery has hosted a special exhibit offering small, well-priced treasures for art lovers,...

Researcher Clyde MacKenzie’s new book spotlights living local

“Martha’s Vineyard: Nine Local Histories of Island Life” by Clyde L. MacKenzie Jr. Paper, $18.25.For us wash-ashores whose grasp of Vineyard history extends perhaps...

‘The Florida Project’ — life on the dark side of Orlando

“The Florida Project,” surely one of the year’s best films, comes to the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center this weekend. It digs deep into the...

Dog owners seeking other dog owner

To the Editor:As I type this, exactly one week ago today we had what was an idyllic day at Lucy Vincent Beach take a...

Sounds of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ will fill the Old Whaling Church

 The uplifting sounds of Handel’s “Messiah” will fill Edgartown’s Old Whaling Church on Saturday, Dec. 16, beginning at 8 pm as the Grace Church...

Claim to fame: Prizewinning Hanukkah latkes

What do potato pancakes have to do with Hanukkah? Well, it’s not entirely unreasonable to ask what Hanukkah has to do with anything. It’s...

Clergy to march in remembrance of Sandy Hook

In commemoration of the 20 children and six staff members who were shot to death at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtwon, Conn.,...

Island Autism Group needs help

The grassroots Island Autism Group (IAG) has a tasty fundraising opportunity over the next month, courtesy of Newman’s Own Holiday Challenge. IAG chairman Kate...

Hanukkah mindfulness

(reprinted with permission)My favorite Hanukkah hymn, “Hanerot Hallelu,” or “These Lights” is traditionally chanted after we light the candles and before we sing “Ma’oz...

Islanders remember Portuguese Christmas traditions

Interviews by Linsey Lee Excerpted from “More Vineyard Voices” by Linsey Lee and the Oral History Center of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. More oral histories...

Celebrate the ones you love with homemade gifts

Making gifts is a time-honored tradition, but who has the time? The good news is that it doesn’t have to take much more time...

Coast Guard searches for missing fishermen

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for two missing fishermen after their fishing boat sank Monday evening 10 miles southeast of Nantucket, according to...

Service rescheduled for Roger C. Blake Jr.

Roger C. Blake Jr., 86, died on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, after a lengthy illness. The family has rescheduled the graveside service; it will...

James Conway Higgins

James Conway Higgins died peacefully at home on Nov. 30, 2017, at the age of 87.He was born in Beckley, W.Va., on Jan....

Barbara Marie Lunbeck

Barbara Marie (Callanan) Lunbeck died Nov. 27, 2017, after a brief illness at home in Audubon, Pa. She was 88.Born August 18, 1929,...

Services Wednesday for Helen Louise Brown

Helen Louise (Wolfe) Brown, 87, died on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at her home in West Tisbury. She was the wife of Raymond E....

Services Tuesday for Richard J. Mavro

Richard J. Mavro, 89, of Oak Bluffs died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Friday morning, Dec. 1, 2017, at the Beth Israel –...

Norma Jean White

Norma Jean White, 69, of Cataumet, died at the Falmouth Hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. She was the wife of Peter White for...

What’s new at Christmas in Edgartown

With over 100 events at Christmas in Edgartown each year, it’s hard to know where to start. The Edgartown Board of Trade hosts this...