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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...

Ash Wednesday will be marked at the Steamship Authority

To mark the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, Christians across the ages have flocked to churches to have their foreheads marked with ashes,...

Make your mark on 2016 with a Martha’s Vineyard calendar

Everybody and everything from the chirpy morning talk show host to your iPhone and computer insists on telling you the date. But why settle...

Community Works: Helping the Henrys

The fierce wildfires that ravaged Northern California earlier this year seemed remote to Islanders who viewed the terrifying images on television and computer screens....

Patricia Bergeron and the P.A. Club exemplify the Spirit of the Vineyard

Friendly conversation and laughter rang through the P.A. Club’s comfortable bar on Sunday afternoon — nothing unusual for a November football Sunday at the...

And the Creative Living Awards go to …

The Creative Living Award presentation at the Grange in West Tisbury on Nov. 4 was a high-spirited celebration, complete with jaunty music, poetry, heartfelt...

The Oak Bluffs library celebrates the past and looks forward to the future

The Oak Bluffs Public Library was sparkling Friday evening, all dressed up for the 10th anniversary of the building. Oversize gold balloons hung from...