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That’s a wrap

The 13th annual Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival ended last Sunday with a festive wrap party at La Soffitta in Vineyard Haven. Over the...

Boys of summer

Since the early ’70s I have ardently played in the purposely informal Chilmark summer softball pick-up games. From Toomey's Field on State Road, then...

Aquinnah at sundown

I try to take at least one pilgrimage a year to the little enclave of shops and eateries at the Aquinnah Cliffs. Admittedly, during...

Putting an end to plastic pollution

With the plethora of Island events coming to a crescendo last week, I thought it would be nice to highlight a little-known gathering that...

Vineyard Scene: Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard Fundraiser

This past Monday, I covered the annual fundraiser for Hospice of Martha's Vineyard at Farm Neck. The event is called the “Summer Soirée," and...

Vineyard Scene: Taking an art stroll

A sudden deluge this past Saturday did not discourage patrons from visiting the galleries that comprise the fabled Art District centered around Dukes County...

Vineyard Scene: Stars + Stripes Festival comes to Chilmark

The annual Stars & Stripes Festival was a unique fundraiser held at the Chilmark home of Jack Davies and Kay Kendall last week. The...

Vineyard Scene: Islanders support the arts at Featherstone Gala

Last Saturday I attended the annual Featherstone Center for the Arts Gala. I was simply blown away by the event, having never been to...

Vineyard Scene: Menemsha Sunsets

Last Sunday evening I decided to check out Menemsha sunset madness. To my mild surprise, the whole scene was much mellower than I had...

Man on the street at the Tisbury Street Fair

 This past Sunday night, Tisbury hosted its annual Street Fair. There was an unseasonable chill in the air, and many observed that the throngs...

Artist Allen Whiting’s summer opening

It's always one of the most important gallery openings of the year — that of the painter who farms, Allen Whiting. And even at...

United colors of Oak Bluffs

Over the past few days I have wandered slightly aimlessly along Circuit Avenue to take its lifeforce temperature during the calm before the storm....

Vineyard Scene: Father’s Day Bluegrass and Barbecue

This past Sunday I attended the annual Father's Day Bluegrass and Barbecue at the FARM Institute in Katama. It was quintessential Vineyard fare: livestock...