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Cooking culture

Food sovereignty is a term that might not be as familiar to the wider public as national sovereignty or state sovereignty. The principle, however,...

Fields Dykman Ritchie

Erin Ritchie and Travis Ritchie of Edgartown announce the birth of a son, Fields Dykman Ritchie, born on August 16, 2018, at Martha’s Vineyard...

Around the world in six days — of film

Filmgoers can travel to 19 different countries at the annual Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival. The festival runs from Tuesday, Sept. 4, through Sunday,...

From Benton to Vytlacil at the Granary Gallery

Recently folks have been making a pilgrimage to the Granary Gallery in West Tisbury specifically to view a single painting — “Going West,” by...

Fred J. Hancock exhibit showcases the shape of shadows

East Chop is the subject for Fred J. Hancock’s watercolor and photography exhibit, “Life in the Shadows,” on display at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse...

Beautiful abstractions at Louisa Gould Gallery

The Louisa Gould Gallery on Main Street in Vineyard Haven presents the 11th annual group abstract show “Vignettes,” opening on August 30 and continuing...

Ryan O’Connor, Maia Donnelly, and Marston Clough tops in Sullivan 5K

Vineyard Haven was the first local runner across the line, and took fifth place overall in 19:29.Maia Donnelly of Vineyard Haven wasThe busy August...

ART Gallery features potters Heather Goff and Bill O’Callaghan

Island potters Heather Goff and Bill O’Callaghan will join forces for an exhibit at the ART Gallery in Oak Bluffs, opening Thursday, August 30....

Rob Douglas wins third world speed sailing title

Rob Douglas from Vineyard Haven, representing Team Lynch Associates and the Black Dog Tavern Co., won his third world speed sailing title at the...

‘Puzzle’ puts together the pieces

Playing August 30 at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, “Puzzle” is a quiet film that starts slow and comes together with feeling and charm....

Fire’s out between Oak Bluffs and fire union

After holding an executive session with Fire Chief John Rose and other fire department officials Tuesday night, Oak Bluffs selectmen reached an agreement with...

Eating on a Budget

 The Vineyard specializes in gourmet and interesting foods. Culinary experiments are encouraged, if not demanded, especially in the summer. While restaurants strive to new...

‘Dear Edvard’

For the past several years, my friend Richard Michelson — an awardwinning poet, children’s book author, art dealer, and Oak Bluffs summer resident —...

Girls soccer preview

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School girls soccer team begins the new season on Sept. 5 at 4:15 pm against St. John Paul II...

The Black Iris Project

Choreographer Jeremy McQueen’s Black Iris Project returns to Vineyard Arts Project through Sept. 2, wrapping up the Edgartown artist colony’s summer. The New York...

Finance 101: The end-of-history illusion

Over the long arc of time, things rarely stay the same. What was the steady rock of consistency yesterday is somehow irrelevant today. We...

Quote of the week

“I don’t want to insult anyone, but I’m not politically correct, so unfortunately I might.”–Trina Kingsbury, at a Chilmark board of selectmen meeting, complaining...

The Big Question: Island Entertainment

Do you think that Island Entertainment should become a nonprofit to ensure it keeps its doors open? Reply online as a comment, or send your...

Return of 10-ride ferry pass fizzles

The Steamship Authority board convened on the top floor of the New Bedford Whaling Museum Tuesday to address a number of issues, including changes...

Summer tourist season coasts into the final leg

August could have been a great time to catch up on responsibilities around the house before the five-week Derby begins Sept. 9, but I’ve...