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National Geographic hosts “Water is Life” this weekend

This weekend Martha's Vineyard will host a series of water conservation-related events to help celebrate the launch of "Written in Water: Messages of Hope for Earth's Most Precious Resource," published by the National Geographic Society and the Island premiere of Chilmark filmmaker Adam Geiger's film, "Shark Eden.

Words to take flight for Prominent Young Poet winners

Martha's Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) junior Jordan Wallace, son of Mark and Patricia Wallace of Oak Bluffs, hopes to play lacrosse and write poetry at Brown University.

Chilmark filmmaker debuts “Journey to Shark Eden”

When "Water Is Life" producer William Marks went looking for a film to screen at this weekend's water festival, "Journey to Shark Eden" stood out.

Boston benefits from Island eyes

Two Boston-area institutions will benefit from the creative talents of Islanders in the coming weeks.

M.V. Film Society screens “No Impact Man”

Plenty of us would like to reduce our carbon footprint as close to zero as possible.

Pathways Projects Institute makes space for the arts

Looking for a community space to write, create art, or appreciate it? A new collaborative arts organization called Pathways Projects Institute has created just such a place at the Chilmark Tavern.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Society screens “Trust Us, This Is All Made Up”

Despite its unwieldy title, the documentary "Trust Us, This Is All Made Up" fine-tunes the fine art of improvisation to comic perfection.

Origami unfolded: “Between the Folds”

Paper hats, paper airplanes, and origami cranes seem like child's play. The documentary "Between the Folds" demonstrates that paper folding is far more sophisticated...

Trouble parades in on New Year’s

Tom Quinn's film, "The New Year Parade," uses preparations for the traditional New Years Mummers Parade as the background for a story about a...

Community suppers: Good food, good company

Sharing a meal with friends and neighbors can be the best way to lighten a long winter night. A number of the Island's churches,...