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Teachers’ turn

The adage “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach” doesn’t fit at Featherstone Center for the Arts. Come to the Oak Bluffs gallery...

Billy Hoff lets his painting take the lead

Looking at the paintings in Billy Hoff’s new show at A Gallery, or in his studio, one enters a world apart. Yes, they are...

‘Easels on the Porch: Painting Your Inner Landscape’

On Saturday, Sept. 22, from 11 am to 1 pm, the West Tisbury library will host a painting workshop led by Jennifer Knight of...

Summer is over, but Tivoli Day means more fun

The annual Tivoli Day street fair returns to Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs to keep the party going as we wave goodbye to summer....

New grant opportunities with the MVCC

On Thursday, Sept. 27, at 6 pm, the Martha’s Vineyard Cultural Council (MVCC) will be holding an information session at the West Tisbury library...

Kemp Harris plays a benefit concert this weekend

When asked to describe his musical style, singer and songwriter Kemp Harris says, “Someone once described it as swamp gospel. I don't know what...

‘A Tale of Two Theaters’ presentation

Max Skjöldebrand will talk about his latest book, “A Tale of Two Theaters,” on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Chilmark library. From April to...

Thinking inside the locket

When Jhenn Watts and Kenneth Pillsworth got married, they ran into a conundrum many newlyweds face. Should she change her name? This isn’t the...

McCullough unveils statues

Pulitzer prizewinning historian David McCullough, who was a longtime Martha’s Vineyard resident, spoke to a crowd of over 2,000 at Quincy’s grand ceremony recently...

Toccopuro is pure heaven

After entering Toccopuro in Oak Bluffs, I was mesmerized by the myriad of drip coffeemakers, cold brew machines, colorful syrup dispensers, and a massive...

Court Report: August 30-Sept. 7

August 30, 2018Mark Henry Paquin, Garland, Maine; DOB 10/12/66, possession of class C drug (Xanax): dismissed at the request of the commonwealth; possession of...

Yo, ho, ho, and a bottle of fun

Ever wonder what it’s like to search for a pirate’s lost treasure? Kris Zylich created the Pirate’s Puzzle room when he noticed that summer...

Ask the Dogcharmer: Otis

Hi Tom,My question is actually more about people, rather than my dog. Otis is a bit nervous by nature. After a lot of work,...

“BlacKkKlansman’: I can dig it

A good film is one you’re thinking about days, sometimes weeks later. I found this rang true after seeing Spike Lee’s most recent blockbuster,...

Edgartown: Surviving the first week of school

Well, we all survived the first week of school. It’s always dizzyingly happy and exciting the first week or two back in the classrooms....

Have Faith: The Island difference

This past week I asked Island clergy and those connected to the Island Clergy Group if there was a difference between their experiences with...

Tisbury: Missing Trina Kingsbury

Heard on Main Street: Life may not be fair, but it's still good.Have you noticed the lights up on the hill? As you come...

French lessons at the library? Oui!

So, six of us this past Friday afternoon at the Oak Bluffs library were sitting around the table, set with French brie, crackers, and...

New track plan gets rolling

The facilities subcommittee of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) school committee met with its owner’s project manager (OPM) this week, the first...

How ’bout those tomatoes?

Meadowsong is cranking, and the roadside stands of goldenrod are like nothing so much as ground-level sunshine. Drought persists. Trees, understory, and perennials all...