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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...

What’s new, what’s fun, what’s not to miss at the Ag Fair

As with every Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair over the decades, the 154th fair offers a captivating mix of traditional favorites mixed with new features....

Gallery in the Gardens, an art lover’s August haven in West Tisbury

As the Island energy soared toward a crescendo of hectic activity and frantic vacationing last weekend, the Gallery in the Gardens reception at Vineyard...

A weekend of ‘Engaged Compassion’ with Bodhi Path

Three spiritual leaders from three diverse faith traditions appeared at Katherine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven last Thursday evening to exchange ideas, insights, and...

Great Island Couples: Richard and Lorraine Clark

Sixty years after 17-year-olds Richard Houlding Clark Jr. and Lorraine Beatrice Beaucaire were married at Grace Church in Vineyard Haven, the couple renewed their...

It’s not too late to get ‘Fit in ’15’ with the Oak Bluffs library

New Year’s resolutions come and go; diet plans fly out the window at the first pizza; exercise goals are forgotten when the alarm rings...

Romancing Rhododendrons

“My reward for doing all this is to see people light up when they see things they didn’t expect,” said Peter Norris, whose Chilmark...

Welcome to the trail, Emma Maitland

“From now on, I’m to be what I’m to be,” said Emma Maitland, then only a very young woman, in the early years of...

The Rev. Alden Besse is living the Golden Rule

Admirers of the Rev. Alden Besse packed the West Tisbury library’s community room Friday evening for “Music Presented in the Cause of Peace,” sponsored...

How to plant like a pro

On April 25, I learned secrets of germinating seeds, and got my hands dirty digging in the soil. A week later I found out...

Menemsha’s fish-market Brigadoon reappears for the summer

Even though it was late Sunday afternoon, customers were still crowding into Larsen’s Fish Market, and proprietor Betsy Larsen had been working all day....

Friends of Family Planning Art Show returns to the Ag Hall

For more than 25 years, the Friends of Family Planning Art Show and Sale has been a sure sign of spring. In late May,...

Family reflects on loss of Francis “Pat” Gregory

Late Friday morning on May 16, 2014, longtime West Tisbury town moderator Francis “Pat” Gregory, 69, was shot and killed while hiking in California....

West Tisbury honors Pat Gregory

On Sunday afternoon, nearly one year to the day since Pat Gregory was killed, friends, neighbors, and colleagues streamed into the West Tisbury library...

Women entrepreneurs share their insights

Energy and enthusiasm ran high at the Women Entrepreneurs of MV: Revitalization Forum held at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Tuesday morning. The...

A traveler comes home

“I chose not to go to college,” said Alex Ben David recently while seated at the counter in his family’s comfortable Oak Bluffs kitchen....

Dan Waters steps to West Tisbury annual town meeting helm

Dan Waters knows he will be filling some big shoes when he steps to the podium to conduct his first West Tisbury annual town...

Calendar Challenge: The problem with paper

“Do you ever feel you’re losing your battle with paper?” Kim D’Arcy of Organize MV asked participants at her “Paper Spaces and Places” workshop...

Chicken Alley Thrift Shop gets a facelift

After two weeks of renovations fans and friends of the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) Thrift Shop attend the reopening party.

MVYLI Job Shadow Day pairs students with mentors

The ceremony Friday night included the presentation of the first Pat Gregory Award to Beka El-Deiry, owner of Island Window Design.