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Rhent-a-flock: Get your hens and roosters here

Many kids dream of someday having ponies, puppies or kittens as pets, but Chris Morse’s daughters had something else in mind.“They wanted chickens,”...

Tick tips

As we all know, Martha’s Vineyard has a tick problem, and it’s not going away anytime soon. In fact, it’s possible it’s getting worse,...

Vineyarders, take charge of your healthcare

One afternoon, a doctor told her patient she was prediabetic. The patient knew that without necessary lifestyle changes, she’d soon cross into high-risk territory...

Bringing bees back

“You can’t be a grower in New England without quality crops,” Linda Rinta said to a group of Islanders gathered in the Ag Hall...

Chef Joe DaSilva keeps it simple — and local — at Lambert’s Cove Inn

Lambert’s Cove Inn is tucked in the thick of a wooded dirt road in West Tisbury. It’s a quaint and quiet area with a...

The closing of Wildflower Court sparks ongoing community dialogue

Concerned community members called a meeting Wednesday, May 3, in response to the decision to close Wildflower Court, a 13-unit independent living facility at...

Paint the town pink and green

Consider Edgartown a one-stop shop for deals, dinners, drinks, and donations all weekend long. The town will host its sixth annual Pink and Green...

High school seniors flash-forward to age 25 at ‘Credit for Life’ simulation

Graduating seniors at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School received a taste of reality last Wednesday morning.“This is too real for me, man,” a voice...

Menemsha welcomes Creekville

updated 3/1, 12:40 pmArtists and creators have sought out inspiration from Menemsha’s unique pace, isolation, and tranquility over the past 100 years. Despite an...

Samantha Caldwell’s cancer leads to innovative program

There are all sorts of avenues for yoga on Martha’s Vineyard. Prenatal, yoga for seniors, broga for guys, but when it comes to yoga...

Your body, your pharmacy

Last winter, Kristine Leone was driving to her yoga teacher-training course at Sherry Sidoti’s Fly Yoga School in Vineyard Haven when she heard an...

Breaking the bubble

Like so many others, Brian Ditchfield was disheartened after the election. He was angry, he was confused, but these feelings couldn’t sit for long...

Life threw Mike Amaral a curveball

Mike Amaral had his truck ready, golf clubs packed, money saved, and was one week away from his annual cross-country trip. He had friends...

Oak Bluffs rings in the holiday season

Ready or not, December is here, and the holiday season is in full swing. The Oak Bluffs Association will spark your holiday spirit this...

Coping with the off-season

As the Island transitions to darker days and doubled-up layers, a common question from mainlanders is, “How do you survive?” One could ask the...

Holiday shopping made easy on Martha’s Vineyard

The best kind of holiday gift is a local holiday gift. Lucky for us, this Island is crawling with locations to stock up. Up-Island...

Thanksgiving meals made easy on Martha’s Vineyard

Everybody plays a role on Thanksgiving Day. Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer, cook-from-home host, the show-up-sit-down-and-eat guest, or you fall somewhere in between, there’s no...

We’re with the band

People like distractions. People especially like distractions when they are working out. The ultimate distraction is to give a person two slightly weighted, neon-green...

Vineyard Holiday Shop needs a home

For over 20 years, the Vineyard Holiday Shop, a pop-up holiday shop in Vineyard Haven, has been a beacon of business for local artists...

Neil Howl debuts new album, ‘Run Run’

Rootsy, folky, and groovy tunes carry listeners through Neil Howl’s debut album “Run Run,” released in August. The singer-songwriter has been at it for...