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Honoring the past, looking to the future

Sodden skies on May 20 did nothing to dampen the spirit that filled Grace Episcopal Church in Vineyard Haven that morning. Worshippers celebrated not...

Memorial music

When planning for Memorial Day weekend, you’ll probably remember the charcoal, fishing poles, and dinner reservations, but don’t forget the chamber music! The Martha’s...

Passing the torch

“I was always meant to be a teacher. I enjoyed performing when I did it, but I’m much more comfortable carrying on the teaching...

Minnesingers past and present come together for 50th anniversary

It’s a grand weekend for singing, and dancing too, as the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Minnesingers, joined by some 100 musical alumni, present...

‘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...