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New Yates Gallery: Stunning and whimsical

For Josh Yates, who has a studio in Providence and had a gallery in Aquinnah until four years ago, Friday was meaningful in several aspects.

Bone marrow donors solicited on Martha’s Vineyard

Some cancer patients need a bone marrow transplant to survive, but finding a donor has been very difficult. It is less so these days.

Working out well – VTC celebrates 15th anniversary

Connie McHugh knows winning tennis. Serve and volley. Keep the ball in play. Set up the winning shot.

Behavior changes with the season on Martha’s Vineyard.

Summer's behind us, and we get the Island back. Yes!

Mood-changing music on Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs

Circuit Avenue was having a grumpy day last Saturday, but that changed in a heartbeat as harmonic singing exploded from the deck of Ben and Bill's

Off-season is caretaker season on Martha’s Vineyard

Given that the average price of an Island home is $700,000, hiring a caretaker seems a prudent investment to many.

Growing demand for propane puts focus on supply

Island propane dealers want to increase the Island's limited storage capacity to meet increasing demand.

Made Here at home on Circuit Avenue

Philip Tucker feels very at home in his Made Here On the Vineyard gallery and shop in Oak Bluffs.

Summing up the gallery season on Martha’s Vineyard

Island art gallery owners offer their summation of the success of this season.

Seller of high priced Aquinnah house goes the auction route

An auction may be an unusual way to sell a house on Martha's Vineyard, but it is increasingly common across the country.

An original Boyleston descendant moves to Martha’s Vineyard

Richard Boyleston's interest in colonial times runs much deeper than his genealogical connection.

Writers on Martha’s Vineyard catch the new wave of publishing

Writers are turning to creative ways to get their work out these days. Self-publishing is just one of them.

The politics of humor: Scott Blakeman returns Sept. 2 & 3

Simple. Telling. Funny. Politics, current issues and everyday life are the stuff of Mr. Blakeman's comic work, on display at the Grange Hall.

Board game tests Vineyard knowledge

An educational family game about Martha's Vineyard? That's where How Green Is Your Vineyard? comes in.

Dr. Louis Sullivan and the 5K run he started on Martha’s Vineyard

It started with a daily walk with his wife, Eve. Now the race that Dr. Louis Sullivan started 22 years ago has become a late-summer institution.

Sculptor Steve Lohman: Here and there

This Saturday, Aug. 20, a show of sculptor Steve Lohman's new work opens at the Shephard Fine ArtSpace in Oak Bluffs.

Divas Uncorked: A look at the high-octane sisterhood

9 African-American women decided 12 years ago they wanted to know more about wine & food. Last weekend, they hosted their 5th event on the Island.

Martha’s Vineyard Comedy Fest brings Damon Williams & Rudy Rush

If you're not laughing this summer, you haven't been getting out much.

Divas Uncorked weekend aids Island Food Pantry

The Divas Uncorked Wine and Food Festival bubbles up this weekend around the Island with a menu of exotic food and gourmand wine-tasting events.