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Ritz redo

The year-round bar that anchors the entrance to Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs experienced a bit of an identity crisis this past year. It...

Have faith: Lent 101

We’re into week three of that mysterious season, Lent, in the Christian tradition — some denominations go all out, and others recognize the 40...

Behind the scenes at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival

Eighteen years ago, Island carpenter Thomas Bena and a handful of friends decided they wanted to show the film shorts they’d made, so they...

Breakfast at Barn Bowl & Bistro

Everyone knows the Barn Bowl & Bistro makes a mean Bang Bang Cauliflower, Pork and Leek Dumplings, and Bacon-wrapped Meatloaf, but as of three...

It’s not your parents’ stew

A big pot of soup on the stove reminds me of Saturdays when I was growing up. We’d have navy bean soup, oxtail soup,...

Have faith: Put me in, Coach

The Reverend Don Bradley may have thought he was retiring five years ago, but he soon found out there was a different plan in...

Honoring V Day

It’s been 22 years since Eve Ensler’s episodic play “The Vagina Monologues” first hit the stage, and 20 years since she was behind helping...

Herb Foster turns 90

Newsletter readers: Looking for the Robbie Burns Link? Here it is.Herb Foster celebrated his 90th birthday at the Hebrew Center last Saturday. He invited...

Have faith: Reviving the Burgess Committee

If you saw the documentary “Passage at St. Augustine” when it came to the Island last summer, you’ll recognize the Rt. Rev. John Burgess,...

Maddie May Scott: She’s got the beat

Maddie May Scott graduated from MVRHS in 2014, and since has followed the beat of her own drums up to UMass Lowell and into...

String time

Students in the All-Island Elementary Strings Concert filled the stage at the Performing Arts Center last week; they’re part of a long-time program the...

Homegrown music

The winter crowd that gathers Thursday nights at the Ritz in Oak Bluffs is already familiar with the show put on by Mike Benjamin,...

The family Dunkl

Updated 1/12, 7:49pmIt was appropriate that the Dunkls happened to be baking gingerbread when I visited on a balmy morning a month ago. The...

Have faith: Keeping warm

The busyness of the holidays is over, and we’re into single-digit temperatures. The Island Clergy Association is helping those who need a place to...

Looking at some of 2017’s culinary highlights

Looking over this year’s coverage of food, drink, and all things cooking brought back some fond memories — mostly of last summer when we...

Have Faith: A beacon’s light dims

The Island lost a true warrior for peace last week; the Rev. Alden Besse died Dec. 13 at 93. He was a Crop Walk...

Celebrate and socialize

Join CEO Inc. for a special holiday open house on Friday, Dec. 15, at Island Images gallery in Oak Bluffs. Put on an ugly...

A Vineyard Haven Band Christmas

In celebration of its 150th anniversary, the Vineyard Haven Band invites musicians and listeners of all ages to its pop-up holiday performance. This Saturday,...

Rise to the occasion

Rise Performing Arts is bringing you two shows this Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Performing Arts Center in Oak Bluffs. “Season’s Greetings VIII, a...

Minnesingers’ annual holiday concert

Join the MVRHS Minnesingers for their annual holiday concert this weekend, Friday, Dec. 8, at 8 pm and Saturday, Dec. 9, at 4 pm;...