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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...

How hard could it be to be a clown?

Are you prey to coulrophobia?Never heard of it? Hint: If you attended your first little kids’ party and you pitched a hissy fit at...

What the world needs now: Sandra Pimentel’s ‘Blind Acceptance’

Sandra Pimentel’s engrossing memoir, “Blind Acceptance,” starts out with an “Aw, cute!” bright-eyed photo of herself taken in her first year of life, 1942, in...

Stars of Wonder: The Island Community Chorus gives Martha’s Vineyard the gift of song

It’s a dark, clear and unseasonably balmy November Monday night when the 125 members of the Island Community Chorus meet to rehearse in Trinity...

A passion for piloting: We visit with Ann Lesnikowski, World War II vet

Updated Nov. 14, 5:29 pmAnn Berry Lesnikowski, 95, former WASP pilot who fought the good fight in the 1940s, lives on the Lagoon, the...

My father’s gun

I was a born devotee of nonviolence long before I’d ever heard of Gandhi. During my early childhood in the San Fernando Valley of...

Mocha Mott’s in Oak Bluffs has reopened

Updated Mon., March 6It could almost have been a trick-or-treat stunt. This past Monday, Oct. 31 — Halloween — the long-shuttered, smashed and rubble-heaped...

Vineyard Haven library hosts reading of Sinclair Lewis’s topical play ‘It Can’t Happen Here’

Nobel Prize-winning American author Sinclair Lewis (1885 - 1951) had a number of axes to grind, and one of them was a hardly surprising...

How hard could it be to exorcise your own apartment?

I don’t remember first meeting psychic medium Kae Schlisman of Fort Myers, Fla., but apparently I’d given her a tarot card reading at the...

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School Class of '66

My assignment: Report on last Saturday’s 50th high school reunion gathering of the MVRHS class of ’66 at the Wharf in Edgartown. I was...

Community Works: Medici money

For years Vineyard artists, social planners, teachers, and moonlighting storytellers have been given honoraria to help them with their projects. Like sea glass and...

At Home in the Campground with Brian and Stephanie Kirkpatrick

At an eastern spoke of the Methodist Campground, a maze of over 300 tiny Victorian cottages all clustered together as if the occupants fear...

Bi-lingual and bi-visual: Brazilian art at Featherstone

You enter to behold a large canvas and a tree massed with red, blue, and yellow macaws. Something tells you you’re not in Kansas...

“The Second Girl” is the final play of the season at Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse

There’s probably no theatergoer alive who hasn’t seen at least one production of Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece, “Long Day’s Journey into Night,” an autobiographical portrait...

Slideshow: Old-time religion every Sunday at our glorious Union Chapel

It sits atop its own hill at Circuit Avenue and Kennebeck in Oak Bluffs. This central junction means we pass it umpteen times a...

Explore healing herbs in your own kitchen

This is the fantasy that strikes you as you peruse the pages of Holly Bellebuono’s new book, “The Healing Kitchen”: You decide to give...

How hard could it be to judge pets at the fair?

Permit me a small digression before we get to the fuzzy-wuzzy pet part ...Putting aside all the usual categories of Vineyarders — the wash-ashores...