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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...

Still singing the blues

David Bromberg, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, kicks off this year’s M.V. Summer Concert Series with an 8 pm concert on Monday, July 9, at the...

Nature’s bounty

Last week on a blue-sky evening that would later turn a dusky pinkish-rose, around 20 interested and enthusiastic oyster lovers climbed aboard the aptly...

Have Faith: Everything’s connected

I’ve wanted to join my friend Nancy Wood at her meditation group on Tuesday mornings for a while now, and a couple of Tuesdays...

Anne Fadiman and Jenny Allen, a dynamic duo

Two friends, Jenny Allen and Anne Fadiman, reporters together 40 years ago at LIFE magazine, will have a reunion of sorts next Wednesday, June...

Have Faith: We all have questions

Interfaith minister the Rev. Susan Waldrop asked me a while ago if I’d consider having Island clergy weigh in on various topics in this...

B-I-N-G-O

When his friend Ed Colligan died in 2014, Buddy Oliver promised him he’d do his best to keep American Legion Post 257 in Vineyard...

Grill happy

Chappy’s very own grilling expert, Steven Raichlen, has a new PBS program, “Steven Raichlen’s Project Fire,” and he’s published his 31st book, “Project Fire:...

There’s a new store in town

Eric Coles and Mark Chung moved to Oak Bluffs from Brooklyn last November after falling hard for the Vineyard 20 years ago. In New...

Jeff Bridges’ ‘Living in the Future’s Past’ gives a glimmer of hope about the...

(Updated 5/24/18 8:26 am)Academy awardwinner Jeff Bridges opens “Living in the Future’s Past,” the new environmental documentary he both narrates and helped produce, with,...

Have Faith: What is Christian Science, anyway?

If you’re anything like me (and I say that with trepidation), you have no real idea of what the tenets of Christian Science are,...

Have Faith: Visiting Ebenezer Baptist Church

Last month, on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, the Hebrew Center hosted a Freedom Seder and invited the congregation of the...

Music men

Islanders will want to make the trek to Club Passim, the legendary folk music venue and music school in Cambridge, next weekend. Native Island...