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Pieces of a life

For nearly all her life Ruth Epstein has created art in some form or other. She was a weaver, a sculptor, a textile artist,...

Coming to our planet this weekend: The Space Invaders

Barbara Puciul and Lorna Ashe have known each other for nearly 30 years, long enough to make beautiful music together. They’ve worked in bands...

Tapping, tapping into the genius of Edgar Allan Poe

Just in time for Halloween comes Aquinnah seasonal resident Eric Stange’s documentary “Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive.” Stange wrote and directed the project, which...

Have faith: CROP Walk update

The CROP Walk was held Oct. 15, and by all reports it was a great success. There were approximately 83 walkers, including children in...

Flowers among friends

Vineyard Gardens was a sea of burgundy, yellow, purple, red, and orange chrysanthemums during its fall harvest festival last Saturday. Even though fall generally...

Have faith: A time to mourn

When you get to be of a certain age, it’s likely you’ve crossed paths with a hospital or hospice chaplain. Maybe your parents are...

Storm survivor: No way to prepare

When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico as a category 4 storm two weeks ago, Jennifer Bates was as prepared as she thought she could...

Island-grown hops make the best brew

For the past 10 or 11 years, depending upon who you talk to, a group of friends have gathered at Offshore Ale in late...

Have faith: CROP Walk 2017

A group of dedicated church folks — Joyce Rickson, Margery Pierce, Phil Dietterich, Betsy Holcomb, Woody Bowman, Susan Waldrop, and John Meade — gathered...

What to do with striped bass? Make some Galvanized Codfish.

I called Donnie Benefit the other day, fisherman extraordinaire and, as it turns out, an everyday kind of cook. He was starting to prepare...

Building and the bard

Poetry and architecture go together like, well, bricks and mortar. For architect John DaSilva and poet GennaRose Nethercott, it’s a compatible pairing that’s culminated...

Breakfast at Lucky Hank’s: The most important meal of the day

I love a lazy Sunday morning, and I love it even more when I get to go out to breakfast. Last Sunday, we picked...

Dunkl siblings will receive 2017 Creative Living Award

The Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard has announced that siblings Frank, Heidi, and Peter Dunkl of Chilmark will receive this year’s Creative Living Award....

Have faith: Roots of faith

Sarah Goodale Shepard is probably hard at work on a computer someplace right now. She’s working on writing a book about the history of...

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...