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Don’t call Brennan handicapped

Twenty-six-year-old Brennan Srisirikul is a singer, actor, and a self-proclaimed roller. At birth he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, requiring him to use a...

‘If I Were President’

The YMCA After-School Program (ASP) caters to over 70 children in kindergarten to fifth grade from all the Island schools. The program provides a...

The Charter School presents ‘The Neverending Story’

For this year’s play at the Katharine Cornell Theater, the Charter School presents the story of a young boy who takes refuge from bullies...

Guns and hoses

The upcoming second annual police versus fire department hockey game is scheduled for Saturday, March 17, at 5:30 pm. Oak Bluffs firefighter and paramedic...

Breaking free from plastic

Last Tuesday evening 30 community members met at Island co-housing in West Tisbury to figure out ways to reduce their use of plastic packaging,...

The little school that could

Morning meeting at the Martha’s Vineyard Charter School was particularly charged on Tuesday. Led by the students, the nearly 180 kids, faculty, and parents...

On The Bedside Table: Lara O’Brien

This week’s Bedside Table comes from Tisbury resident Lara O’Brien.The very best part of Christmas has been the gift of books from my children....

Hockey, teens, and trust

On Thursday I caught up with Matt Mincone at the newly renovated ice arena. Matt has been a consistent and steady voice at the...

Ringing in the holiday season

Rick Reinhardsen stands quietly beside a red kettle held on a tripod and gently rings a small bell while Christmas music plays on an...

Michael Blanchard uses imagery to fight addiction

Michael Blanchard is an open book of a man who has struggled with addiction and found a healing road in recovery. He now chooses...

The British invade Martha’s Vineyard

 Like any good invasion, it all started with some guys having a few pints in a tavern. In the year 2000, five automobile enthusiasts...

The Charter School graduates 14

Updated Wednesday June 7Under a white high-top canopy and with a billowing breeze, Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School hosted its largest class in 17...

True Colors Ball

 The dirt road to the Yard dance studio in Chilmark was lined with rainbow flags. Inside, the dance floor was literally bouncing as about...

Vineyard Village at Home turns 10

Vineyard Village at Home is celebrating 10 successful years assisting elders to remain at home, safely, as they age. They have chosen to live...

The man behind the Vineyard’s Summer Concert Series

In 2000, Adam Epstein founded Innovation Arts and Entertainment, a Chicago-based company that specializes in the presentation of concerts, theatrical events, and speakers. This...

World hunger banquet

On Friday, April 28, the Irish History class at the high school presented a world hunger banquet to draw attention to their studies on...

Little Island, big nip problem

Paul Doherty is a committee of one. His mission? To grow awareness of the big nip and litter problem on-Island, and try to eliminate...

You don’t pull the ladder up

Updated Thursday, March 23, 12:48 pm*I had the opportunity to attend, for the first time, the largest parade in the country*, the New York...

Saving the Lagoon Pond shucking shack

Twelve years ago while driving down Vineyard Haven's Skiff Avenue, I saw her. The little shack on the Lagoon, standing like a lone centurion,...

The Moth soared on Wednesday evening

Updated Saturday, 7:55 am The Moth is a storytelling performance that began in 1997 and is now a worldwide event where guests tell true tales...