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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...

The circus comes to Martha’s Vineyard in Shirley Mayhew’s latest book

Almost exactly 53 years ago, in August 1963, the Mills Brothers Circus came to Martha’s Vineyard, a much-publicized milestone journey. The late-night ferry crossing...

Featherstone celebrates the versatility of lavender

The delicate aroma of fresh lavender filled the big white tent at Featherstone Center for the Arts Saturday afternoon, welcoming visitors to the first...

PeaceQuilts sales help Haitian women stitch together a living

The winding gravel walkway into Heather Gardens Nursery in West Tisbury led visitors to much more than the usual abundance of spring plants last...

After a lull, singer Siren Mayhew lures audiences back to Vineyard stages

Siren Mayhew arrived breathless for her interview, wearing cutoffs, a black T shirt, aviator glasses, and a backwards visor cap. She looked like any...

Vineyard Artisans launch the summer season

The 2016 Artisans Festival season began Memorial Day weekend, bringing a burst of color and creativity to the Grange Hall in West Tisbury. The...

Vineyard Gardens grows green thumbs with series of garden talks

June was already busting out all over at Vineyard Gardens Saturday morning, even though it was still Memorial Day weekend. Customers arriving at the...

‘Evening of the Arts’ showcases student talent

Color, music, and excitement filled the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School’s Performing Arts Center and nearby corridors and classrooms on May 25 for the...

Friends of Family Planning transform the Ag Hall into an art gala

For more than 25 years, the Friends of Family Planning Art Show and opening night Gala has been a sure and welcome sign of...

Martha’s Vineyard Children’s Chorus prepares for first performance

Classes are over and the high school’s halls are empty late on Tuesday afternoon when singers begin trooping into the choir room. Taking seats...

Great Island Couples: Jodie and Bob Falkenburg, married for 65 years

In 1949, Jodie Keiser was a pretty 19-year-old freshman coed at tiny Illinois College. At 22, Bob Falkenburg was a handsome Army lieutenant, a...