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What floats her boat

Edwina Rissland, a retired computer science professor at UMass Amherst, spends summers, and as much of the rest of the year as she can,...

Inspired by the sea

In shades of blue and gray, photographer Elizabeth Cecil’s seascapes, her “Ocean” series, can currently be found on the walls of the lifestyle and...

Edgartown artist’s work returns to Chilmark

Island artist June Schoppe presents her first solo Island exhibition at the Chilmark library, Sept. 9 to 29. The opening reception of “Chilmark: Constancy...

Carly Simon takes her love of peonies to a new level

Carly Simon says she is to peonies what Holland is to tulips. There are upwards of 400 peonies on her West Tisbury property now,...

Plans for new Tisbury School progress

The Tisbury School building committee (TSBC) met Monday to look at schematic choices for the proposed new school building. Superintendent of Schools Matt D’Andrea...

Have faith: Welcome home

When I met with the Rev. David Berube last week, I asked him to “start at the beginning.”“Well, I started going to church about...

Black Violin performance postponed

Innovation Arts & Entertainment, the producer of the MV Concert Series, was notified that Black Violin will reschedule their Martha’s Vineyard performance originally planned...

Smoked tuna melt, hold the lobster

I just came back from moseying up to Menemsha for lunch. I know it was a bit of a drive from Vineyard Haven on...

Have faith: Check yourself

A good-sized crowd came to the Old Whaling Church to hear a discussion about Christianity, race, and white supremacy a couple of weeks ago...

Copper Wok-ing with coworkers

A variety of appetizers works just as well as a main course, and Copper Wok in Vineyard Haven plays right into my theory. And...

‘Strong Island’ is a thought-provoking documentary about race, family, and fear

Some of the films screening at this year’s Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival are so heavy that the weight of them alone could...

The Marotta brothers play at Lola’s Wednesdays this summer

Rick and Jerry Marotta shared bunk beds when they were growing up, played drums in the attic of their parents’ house in Harrison, N.Y.,...

Have Faith: Body, mind, and spirit

More than 500 Vineyarders have gone through Dr. Elliott Dacher’s meditation training program at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, and he’s about to offer a...

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...