Poets’ Corner: Becalmed in Holmes Hole

Twenty eight restless kids peer out over the rails but there’s no wind to fill Shenandoah’s sails The bunks are made and clothes all put away Everyone on board hopes we’ll sail today No one likes the situation we are in Even the crew’s patience wears thin Several small hands scrub the deck clean and […]

Folksinger Cindy Kallet performs to celebrate Fern and Feather’s 50th

Headlined by songwriter, singer, and guitarist Cindy Kallet, four accomplished folk musicians will perform together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fern and Feather Day Camp at Felix Neck, a Massachusetts Audubon Society wildlife sanctuary in Edgartown. The show, at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury this Sunday, August 3, will raise money to […]

Lenny Clarke brings friends and laughs to Flatbread

August brings the laughs. Lenny Clarke, the well-known comedian, actor, and Chilmark resident when he is not performing on the mainland, will make a summertime Martha’s Vineyard appearance Sunday night, August 3, at Flatbread Company at the airport for a dinner show. Lenny “and friends” will bring the laughs, and Tina Miller, general manager of […]

Rotary Club offers pancakes for 23rd year

Dine with the Rotary Club of Martha’s Vineyard this Sunday, August 3, at the annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. From 7 am to 1 pm, the Rotary Club will serve pancakes, bacon, sausages, juice, milk, and coffee for $9 ($5 for children 12 and under) at The Anchors next to Edgartown’s Memorial Wharf. Proceeds benefit local […]

Spring awakens at the PAC

Young Island actors bring the Tony Award winning musical “Spring Awakening” to the stage of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Performing Arts Center this Thursday and Friday, July 31 and August 1, at 8 pm. The musical, a dynamic coming of age story set in late 19th century Germany, is rated PG. Proceeds from […]

Ballet ensemble brings a touch of Senegal to Union Chapel

This Saturday, July 26, Da’African Village, an organization dedicated to creating cultural exchange between Africa and other places, will host a day of tribal dance at the Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs. Les Enfants du Soleil African Ballet Ensemble will engage the audience in Senegalese dance, drumming, and storytelling. Tickets are $25 for the 3 […]

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! will speak at fundraiser

This Saturday, July 26, join Amy Goodman and Charlayne Hunter-Gault at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven at a benefit for the WVVY 93.7-FM, the Island’s community radio station, and public broadcasting’s Democracy Now! The event is co-sponsored by Martha’s Vineyard Community Television, Channel 13, and the ACLU of Massachusetts. Ms. Hunter-Gault, a Vineyard […]

Treasure this: A search for pirate gold and the meaning of life

“Bandstand, The Search for the Oak Island Gold” by Jib Ellis, Veranda Publishing, 2014, 390 pages, $16.95, available at Bunch of Grapes (Vineyard Haven), Edgartown Books, and at area libraries. We all enjoy a perfectly-prepared bon mot. In “Bandstand, The Search for Oak Island Gold,” long-time Island resident Jib Ellis serves up bushels of them, […]