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The tall ship Lynx visits Vineyard Haven harbor

The heavily armed clipper is a replica of a privateer from the war of 1812. Guests can tour the ship and learn about the Lynx from the crew.

Of Faith: Surely the presence of the Lord . . .

The service could be described as Pentecostal or charismatic, with elements of the Southern Baptists and the Assembly of God.

Visit Egypt. Really

Note to Vineyarders who like to travel: This is a great time to visit Egypt.

Bureau chief says farmers speaking together can be heard

High on the farmers' priorities was legislation that would enable more local slaughter and processing of four-legged animals.

Of Faith: A widening of the window into spiritual life

The Unitarian Universalist Society of Martha's Vineyard has been providing a liberal religious presence on the Island since 1860.

West Tisbury will discuss green building codes on January 18

Green Community designation will hike construction cost but save on energy, estimates suggest.

Sometimes, homemade games are the most fun of all

Why let Parker Brothers or centuries of invention get in the way? Make up your own game, indoors or out.

Of Faith: Vineyard Baptists consider a crossroads

The feeling of this space, built shortly after the great fire of 1883, is Victorian, which is to say solid, traditional, and respectable.

Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center reflects many facets of Judaism

The first Jewish person on Martha's Vineyard was Samuel Cronig, a 17-year-old Lithuanian yeshiva student.

Down-Island Methodists join forces under one pastor

Of Faith: This is the third in a continuing series in which The Times profiles Island houses of worship.

A contemporary focus on Bible-based religion

Faith Community Church is listed in the phone book as non-denominational, but it might also be described as multi-denominational.

West Tisbury veterans’ memorial rededicated

In the right spot now, West Tisbury shifted a memorial to veterans of the two world wars, with a Veterans Day ceremony.

A traditional New England church connects then with now

The Congregational church on Martha's Vineyard goes all the way back to the first English settlers under the leadership of Governor Thomas Mayhew.

Oh Hell!

Merchant of Venice, Act II, scene vii.

Woods Hole researcher says beach sand may harbor harmful bacteria

Researcher suggests use common sense to avoid illness from bacteria that beach sand may harbor.

Federal judge rules First Amendment protects videotaping

One day after Tisbury police

State eyes ocean tides and wind for energy development

Tidal turbines could some day provide ocean-generated electricity for Martha's Vineyard and the mainland.

Green affordable housing at Eliakim’s Way

Eight high-performance, affordable, single-family homes on Eliakim's Way in West Tisbury are showing the way to energy affordability,

Governor Patrick braves weather, questions on Vineyard visit

Governor Patrick fielded tough questions and rough weather during a visit to West Tisbury Saturday afternoon.

House bill would protect Martha’s Vineyard rights to public beach

New law would guard the public's rights in a changing Vineyard coastline.