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‘No time for ticks’

It’s no surprise Martha’s Vineyard is a Lyme hotspot, and three MVRHS students are fighting back. Senior Maggie Burke and juniors Sam Cranston and...

Health on wheels

You may have noticed a 34-foot RV parked outside Island Health Care, a community health center at the Triangle in Edgartown. The refurbished van...

Right out of a movie

On a rainy Sunday night in late May, Islander Josh Paulson brought his girlfriend Lizzie to a movie at the Capawock. It was a...

The Garde East-perience

Garde East is entering its third season on Martha’s Vineyard, and if you’re looking for something a little fancier, tastier, and more beautiful than...

H-2B program leaves Island employers shorthanded

Island employers continue to struggle staffing their businesses due to the H-2B visa cap. Last year under the Trump administration, the number of seasonal...

Vegetarian favorites

It’s getting easier to find places that accomodate all diets. We’ve reached a point where the better question is, Which one to pick? To...

Just desserts

A waitress returns to the table after clearing dinner plates and stacking side dishes. She looks around and asks if anyone would like to...

Big checks for big ideas

A chef, a wedding expert, and a metalworking artist were awarded thousands of dollars in cash prizes last Tuesday, May 15, during the second...

New study reveals gaps in Island reproductive services

Susan Desmarais was aghast when she read the results of a reproductive health survey from October 2017. “There are glaring gaps in reproductive services...

Healthy herbs

The first time I encountered the leaves of a stinging nettle, I was trekking through the woods in Western Mass. My exposed ankles brushed...

A culinary collision

Offshore Ale has a new chef, and on Wednesday nights it becomes especially clear who’s behind the menu’s mastery.Food Truck Wednesdays are brought...

The sculptor and the Boston terrier

Island artist Sean Roach’s phone rang on April 23 — it was Boston Calling.The three-day music festival takes place at Harvard Atlantic Complex...

MVCS celebrates new treatment facility

“They say it takes a village,” Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) director Julie Fay said. “I say it takes an Island.”A crowd gathered...

Regroup at the Coop

It’s fair to say Oak Bluffs is officially out of its winter hibernation. If the sun’s out, the workweek’s over, and you’re strolling down...

Browsing brunches

There are many things to consider when choosing the right Sunday morning brunch. First, you need to figure out atmosphere. Are you feeling down-Island...

Accessibility questioned at the Old Whaling Church

The Edgartown annual town meeting has been held in the Old Whaling Church for 37 years, but accessibility for voters could be better, according...

Dress up with a Dreamboat

Since 2016, Islanders have gathered at the Harbor View Hotel to watch the Kentucky Derby. Vehement follower or not, it’s an excuse to dress...

A very merry month of May

Every day that calls for sunglasses and a light jacket is one step closer to the long-awaited summer season. Can you believe it’s already...

Celebrate Cinco with a Sharky’s drinko

Cinco de Mayo rarely falls on a Saturday, but when it does, you can count on restaurant owner J.B. Blau to turn it into...

New York meets Martha’s Vineyard

Lloyd Crawford is a fashion designer from New York City. Ten years ago, he started iFashion Magazine, a monthly publication meant to make the...