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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Bloody Bull

I was overjoyed when Geoff Currier brought me a little gift to the office a few weeks ago. He said his wife Joyce thought...

Have faith: CROP Walk

One of the best fall weekend events on the Island is coming up next Sunday, Oct. 14. This year’s CROP Walk kicks off at...

Status Updates

Heat kicks on at dawn —September almost over.Here we go again.At six the dog barks —either wanting to go outor just say hello.Meanwhile,...

Try this quick pasta dish on a savory Sunday

If you’ve tried any of my recipes, you already know I like my food to stand up and say hello. My Pasta with Roasted...

How sweet it was

It was a little hard to hear conversations with “The House of the Rising Sun” playing in the background, but members of the MVRHS...

Have faith: Neighborhood Convention

Sofia Anthony has been secretary of the Neighborhood Convention since 2004, and she’s a keeper of history. The Neighborhood Convention meets on the first...

Turning a fail into a fabulous dinner

As usual, I spent last weekend Googling diets. This time, though, I was looking specifically for foods that reduce inflammation. Seems the underlying problem...

One for the books

The minute Mary Lou Setaro laid eyes on Anthony Piland, she was convinced she’d marry him. It was the 1980s, and Mary Lou was...

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...

September 13th, Orion Rising

Every year, on this date, at 4:30 amOrion the Hunter appears between
the second and third juniper tree
and I am here to greet him.Alnitak. Alnilam....

Wing it with this Buffalo Chicken Dip

It was a crisp fall day in Syracuse in 2008 when I first tasted Buffalo chicken dip. It was my wedding day, Oct. 25,...

Have Faith: Reading into it

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of spiritual reading. I try to read novels on our iPad too, but I keep being drawn to...

Have Faith: Faithful friends

Last April, members of the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury and the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center traveled to Atlanta, Ga., to visit Ebenezer...

She’ll take us there

The iconic rhythm and blues and gospel singer Mavis Staples comes to the Island as part of the M.V. Summer Concert Series. She’ll perform...

Have faith: The last shall be first

When I first moved here six years ago, I was shocked to hear rumblings about homelessness on the Island. It just didn’t occur to...

Have Faith: Not-so-leading questions

I asked Island clergy a few weeks ago these questions: What do you think impacts attendance most at places of worship? What keeps people...

Assume ability

Our culture has had its fair share of struggles when it comes to treating everyone equally. We’ve seen the #metoo movement, the Black Lives...

Sponsored: Meet Your Merchant: Colonial Reproductions

When Norman Rankow moved to the Vineyard in 1978 with his wife Margaret and their 2-year-old daughter, he started his own construction business and...

He’s got the beat

Rick Bausman is a drummer, but he’s not using long, thin wooden sticks to beat out time on a set of drums at a...

Have faith: A pastor’s poetry

A velvety black cat named Rosie cozied up to my open laptop as I spoke with Paul Dawson the other morning. It’s his grandson...