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Island families and community all touched by those living with autism

The Island Autism Group (IAG) was formed when two moms of little boys with autism, Kate DeVane and Marcy Bettencourt, decided over many cups...

‘I am Jane Doe’ reveals real stories behind sex trafficking in the U.S.

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Center screens “I Am Jane Doe” on Monday, July 31, at 7:30 pm. Directed by Mary Mazzio and narrated by...

Island flashback: The Stephen Hart Band and the Ululators will play this weekend

Stephen Hart is releasing his first solo album, “Steve's Songs: The Best of Both Worlds,” in an Island music celebration that includes his old...

Have Faith: Looking back

Edgartown’s Federated Church is celebrating its 375th anniversary with several events this summer. The congregation hosted a reading of a Frederick Douglass speech on...

Preservation Hall Jazz Band carries on the New Orleans jazz legacy

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, founded in 1961, is the legendary New Orleans jazz band that plays every night in the heart of the...

Listening local: Two Island bands play at the P.A. Club this weekend

Annie Cook might be better known on the Island as a painter, but these days it’s her music that she’s feeling most passionate about....

And the band plays on

Brothers Frank and Peter Dunkl drive a very large truck with a red trailer filled with band equipment up to the Sailing Camp Park...

Frank Serpico tells his own story in Antonino D’Ambrosio’s documentary

New York City cop Frank Serpico spent years telling his superiors that police officers were pocketing hefty sums of payoff money from gamblers and...

‘Given’ is a film for the whole family

Aamion Goodwin and his wife Daize are professional surfers based in Kauai, Hawaii, whose parenting style will give viewers of this documentary something to...

Pink Martini has local connections, and widespread appeal

Thomas Lauderdale founded the band Pink Martini back in 1994, when he was looking for more inclusive music for a broad array of political...

An Island celebration of life, and love

Last February, Dr. Howard Attebery, the much-loved husband of Cynthia Riggs-Attebery, died at their home, Cleaveland House in West Tisbury, at the age of...

Have faith: Union Chapel

If you’re like me, you’ve been to Union Chapel, that historic eight-sided building on the outskirts of the famed Oak Bluffs Campground, to hear...

Sweet bread brings back sweet memories

When I was in college in Springfield, Mo., — the buckle on the Bible Belt, some say — I had a roommate, Beth Montgomery, who...

Act III: Father Michael Nagle

The Island’s first baby boomers turned 70 last year. Our 65-plus population is growing far faster here on the Island than in the of...

Thirty years of progress

The Partnership recently celebrated its 30th anniversary at its leadership summit weekend on the Vineyard. Approximately 360 of the commonwealth’s most successful and culturally...

Artist Dick Iacovello is still creating, still meditating, at almost 79

Dick Iacovello is nearly 79 years old, and his art is still evolving. He’s won the Ag Fair poster contest, written and illustrated a...

Have Faith: Catching up

I’ve wanted to talk with the Rev. Cathlin Baker, pastor of the West Tisbury First Congregational Church, ever since she returned from her three-month...

Seafood at the Bite, diner’s delight

I think the Bite, the little clam shack on Basin Road in Menemsha, is one of the first reasons I fell in love with...

Have Faith: Summer highlights

Every other week, Connie Berry reports on the news, events, and people at Martha’s Vineyard’s various places of worship. Even though we’re still wading...

Have faith: New beginnings

The Reverends Vicky and Armen Hanjian began visiting the Island in the mid-1960s, eventually building a log home on about a half-acre of land...