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‘The Last Pig’ has farmer rethinking his perception of pigs

Let’s face it: Pigs have an abysmal reputation. They are maligned for being dirty, messy, fat, gluttonous, dumb, and downright … piggy. Their very...

Island Community Chorus weekend performances feature Vivaldi

After our cold and stormy winter and early April snow, there’s no better way to welcome spring than with a jubilant burst of music....

History and harmony

There is a dramatic moment of hushed, expectant silence at the start of every performance of Handel’s “Messiah” when the conductor takes the podium,...

Fall fun at Felix Neck

Festivals come and festivals go, and on this Island there’s a new one popping up behind every pumpkin or hay wagon. But the Felix...

A musical feast

 For many Islanders and visitors, the annual Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society (MVCMS) Thanksgiving Concert is as much a part of the festive holiday...

Every day is Halloween at Ghost Island Farm

Every day is Halloween for West Tisbury farmer Rusty Gordon. Even in mid-summer, spooky cobwebs adorn his Ghost Island Farm shop, a disembodied hand...

Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society has a big impact

Although their acclaimed summer concert festival has ended, the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society (MVCMS) continues its longtime commitment to bringing high-quality music to...

What’s new at the Fair

With its catchy theme, “See ‘Ewe’ at the Fair,” and poster featuring a smiling sheep, this 156th annual Agricultural Fair is packed with attractions...

Chamber Music Society highlights stellar instrumentalists this summer

Effervescent as ever after 47 summers of bringing top-notch performances and artists to the Island, pianist Delores Stevens could barely contain her delight about...

Craft sales from World Market Mondays benefit people around the globe

The long porch of the Grange Hall in West Tisbury is bustling with color and conversation on summer Mondays as four local charities sell...

Great Island Couples: Lauren Townes and Noah Scheffer

When Lauren Townes and Noah Scheffer said “I do” before some 125 guests at Edgartown’s Old Whaling Church on Saturday, Dec. 17, it marked...

2017 Martha’s Vineyard wall calendars

Vineyard calendar artists all have their own styles, niches, and a following of faithful fans. Whether your passion is personality-filled pets, glowing Island landscapes,...

Father Brian comes home

A crowd of nearly 100 mourners from many walks of Vineyard life gathered in the chilly wind and bright sunshine at Grace Episcopal Church...

Jellybone Rivers gets wiggles and giggles from Island children

It was standing —and  dancing— room only at the West Tisbury Library Saturday afternoon as Jellybone Rivers and The Maniacs of the Heart presented...

Ag Fair topped off marvelous Martha’s Vineyard summer

It was too hot; it was too sunny, dusty, and crowded too. But there was nowhere else that thousands of Islanders and visitors wanted...

Delivering kindness to Martha's Vineyard — one rose at a time.

Emily Coulter at just 33 is seldom without a bright smile and a welcoming, easygoing manner no matter how busy she may be. With...

Draft horse pull curtailed amid drama at Martha’s Vineyard Ag Fair

Several minutes of panic ended peacefully at the West Tisbury fairgrounds late Friday afternoon. No injuries were reported after a draft horse team broke...

The 155th Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair: What’s new

Every Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair is a rich mixture of tradition and innovation. Most regular Island fairgoers have their own lists of favorites from...

Martha’s Vineyard families get together over food

Something about summertime makes food taste so good. It may be the fresh air and sunshine, busy days at work, on the beach or...

Puppet theater inspires imagination in kids young and old

Marsha Winsryg and a crew of talented, inspired puppeteers have been turning the upstairs stage of the Grange Hall in West Tisbury into an...