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The Cottagers’ African American Culture Festival combines history and social justice

The Cottagers are moving the celebration of African American history outside of Black History Month. “People say, ‘I don’t want African American history, that...

I’m With Her

It was standing room only at the Whaling Church for I’m With Her’s debut concert on Martha’s Vineyard, put on by MVY Radio. The...

‘It’s the brain that has to be changed’

A glimpse into the world of opioid and substance addiction. Narcan has given police officers and other first responders some light in the dark, swirling mess of the opioid addiction epidemic. Addiction activists, however, caution against giving Narcan too much credit.

Summer Institute Speaker Series is more relevant than ever

This year’s Summer Institute Speaker Series’ lineup will give policy wonks heart palpitations. Unless otherwise stated, the talks are held at the Martha’s Vineyard...

Vermont author says writing what you know isn’t always the best practice

Jeffrey Lent takes a hammer to the popular advice for young writers, “Write what you know,” and shatters it. In his new book, “Before...

Oak Bluffs basketball teams battle it out

Battle in the Bluffs was anything but warlike. The basketball camp held last weekend works to instill ideals and work ethics that go beyond...

Fan Ogilvie in words and pictures

Fan Ogilvie’s paintings draw power from where she has left the canvas blank in her recent show, “Pockets of Air.” The poet and painter...

Exhibit at 51art Gallery brings the Delta blues to the Vineyard

When the world stopped, Gail Mooney started her project documenting blues musicians from the Mississippi Delta region. “I started it at the worst time...

Painters learn from each other at Howes House

Officially a teenager, the Friday painting class at Up-Island Council on Aging at Howes House in West Tisbury held its 13th annual art show...

The best gifts come from the heart, and sometimes the oven

I feel like it is my ethical duty to put a disclaimer at the beginning of this article. If you are reading this for...

Awra Amba community is an Ethiopian model of utopia

Awra Amba loosely translates to “community on a hill,” and this little Ethiopian village is a model not only for its surrounding villages, but...

Remember the ladies

“Remember the Ladies” has become one of the most famous lines Abigail Adams ever penned. More than 200 years later, Jennifer McHugh’s third grade...

Cultural Council awards 42 grants

The Martha’s Vineyard Cultural Council (MVCC) celebrated the arts by holding its annual reception for the 2017 grant recipients at the Film Center on...

West Tisbury School raises money for Nicaragua

Seventh and eighth graders at the West Tisbury School recently ended their fundraising effort for the Pulsera Project, and sent a check for $580...

Pre-prom pix

Girls in ball gowns and boys in tuxes with color-coordinated bow ties invaded Polly Hill Arboretum on Saturday, May 20. It was pre-prom picture...

Island Style: CHESS-CLUB has arrived

Gabriel Nelson, a Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School junior, recently launched his clothing brand he’s calling CHESS-CLUB. He runs the company out of his...

Raising their voices

The doors were locked and the students and teachers had gone home, but there was a light in the Performing Arts wing last week...

Meet Your Maker: Oberon York

The Martha’s Vineyard Mini Maker Faire heads into its second year at the Ag Hall on May 13 at 10 am. The Faire showcases...

Meet your maker: Rob Chaunce

The Martha’s Vineyard Mini Maker Faire is going into its second year at the Ag Hall on May 13 at 10 am. The faire...

Pinkletink Pace 5k held in West Chop

The first Pinkletink Pace 5K kicked off on a dreary Saturday morning with the runners winding through West Chop in a loop that began...