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Not so long ago fishermen, farmers, and even kids enjoyed a surplus of wild foods, both animal and vegetable.
Quansoo says beach to most Islanders, but there's a farm there too, with a rich and interesting history.
Now in its fifth decade, the Chilmark Flea Market attracts vendors and shoppers from all over the Island.
For her grandson's wedding, Mary Haigazian taught the caterer how to make traditional Armenian cheese-filled pastries.
For the first time in 346 years, a Wampanoag from the Island has earned a B.A. from Harvard University, which simultaneously righted an old wrong.
Hundreds of flowering trees and shrubs are in bloom this week at Polly Hill Arboretum.
The Chilmark School PTO's semi-annual kid's clothing swap was held this past Saturday in front of the West Tisbury School.
The Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society was founded in 1859 with a mission to promote the pursuit of agriculture and improve the quality and quantity of livestock and produce on the Vineyard.
Sometimes the simplest approach gets the best results. Such is the case with Rebecca Gilbert's approach to making a garden bed.
Saturday's science fair buzzed with the energy of more than 200 high school students, 30 judges, a dozen volunteers, science teachers and onlookers.
A concept introduced by Jeremy Berlin three years ago gives young West Tisbury musicians experience, confidence, and an audience.
The brickyard chimney stands out against the winter-gray wooded hills of Chilmark's north shore. It is a lone, crumbling reminder of a far different time.
At home in West Tisbury and on annual trips to Africa, Marsha Winsryg is dedicated to supporting artists and orphans in Africa.
Three sixth-graders at West Tisbury School traveled to Baltimore late last month to present a technological learning tool they had mastered.
In early August, the fairgrounds around the Agricultural Hall were still quiet but preparations were well under way for today's opening of the Agricultural Fair.
In 1997, Ron Gamba was the foreman for renovations at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury.
The process of creating and exhibiting art is different for every artist.
For the past 14 years, from 10 am to 2 pm on any Thursday and Sunday morning from June through October, scores of artists and artisans meet, greet, and with hardly an extra motion, set up tents around the Grange Hall in West Tisbury, or assemble their booths inside underneath the beams and ceiling fans.
At Martha's Vineyard Glassworks, glassblowers work in full view of visitors.
On Saturday night, about 200 community members, friends, and colleagues gathered at the Agricultural Hall to thank Beth Toomey for her work as the police chief of West Tisbury and to celebrate her retirement from police work.