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‘Cape Cod and the Islands’

Publishers keep churning them out: sumptuous art books that celebrate the scenic wonders of our part of the world. We have Alison Shaw’s iconic...

‘A Magdalene Awakens’ is an eerie tale

Nancy Safford’s magical mystery tour, “A Magdalene Awakens: Hidden Temple Secrets,” takes the reader from Sedona, Ariz., to the Rennes-le-Château commune of southern France,...

Lost at sea: The M.V. Museum exhibits our dramatic history of shipwrecks

The late William Waterway of Edgartown was a poet and, among many other attributes, one of the guardian angels of our lighthouses. Back in...

Cookbooks ‘R’ Us at the Oak Bluffs Public Library

Indisputable fact: We all eat. And most of us love to eat. We’ve come a long way since we waited beside the campfire for...

Horse power

Turns out we didn’t need cars for any number of reasons, one of them being the loss of — are you ready for this?...

Music to the ears

Who among us doesn’t have a favorite poem, or two or three or more, to get us through vexing times — admittedly, what most...

Heath hens now appearing at the M.V. Museum

No animal more captures the hearts of longtime Vineyarders than Booming Ben, the last of a once lively species of fowl called the heath...

Special paths of West Tisbury

More than 100 people filled the events room of the West Tisbury library to get a glimpse into the Island’s past. Apparently our love...

‘The Bloom Girls’: An engaging debut novel by Emily Cavanagh

Authors tend to bristle when asked if a work of fiction is autobiographical; they prefer to think their imaginations are boundless enough to provide...

Ladies of the Light

There’s a certain kind of privilege bestowed on any Island visitor or resident who either owns an all-terrain vehicle or knows someone with an...

How hard could It be to take a plunge in a winter sea?

This is something that apparently only a handful of oddballs EVER want to do. Oh, sure, there are scattered people all over the world...

An April Fool’s not-foolin’ dance at the Artist Studio in Edgartown

What could be cooler than to have a cathedral-size dance studio on your own property? Especially if you’ve been passionate about dance your whole...

At home with Olive Tomlinson

On a recent early March afternoon, Olive meets me and young MV Times staff photographer Stacey Rupolo at Olive’s front door. When I introduce...

What came first, the chicken, or the ice skating or hockey or ballet?

Corinne de Langavant almost literally skated onto Martha’s Vineyard in 1992, directly from a clutch of prestigious dance and figure skating productions in Montreal...

A perfect storm of sight and sound

It’s arguable that not a single member of the sizable audience this past Monday night at the Performing Arts Center watched the show without...

‘Dress a Girl Around the World’

The goal is sublime: To come together and, whether you’ve stitched a wedding gown or never mended a hem, you bring a fresh bolt...

Myra Stark explores two novels with alternative history scenarios

Alternative history is a genre in literature that poses a question by the author, “What if things had gone this way instead of that?”...

Taking refuge from the blizzard

It was an unbelievable boon for us year-round citizens of Oak Bluffs when the Island Theater, at the foot of Circuit Avenue, stayed open...

Our first Vineyard Christmas in 1991

We bought our house on the far northwest corner of East Chop Drive in 1981. We called it “the house that ‘Laverne & Shirley’...

Silicon Valley documentary screens at Pathways

“Brave New World,” a riveting 60-minute documentary produced by Angela Andersen of West Tisbury and Hamburg for the major German television network ZDF, will...