Festival of the Senses gathers artists from all over the world

The Grange Hall in West Tisbury was the scene of a unique three-art event, August 18–20. Consenses, a group show of artists from all over the world, paired photography, painting, sculpture, music, dance, poetry, the written word, and even perfumery and tea blending into a multi-installation, multi-themed journey through the senses. The project, begun in […]

‘Fly’ playwrights score another hit with ‘Satchel Paige’

“Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.” Satchel Paige, one of the most famous players in baseball’s Negro leagues, is responsible for the above quote. Often repeated, it is included in the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse’s latest production. While baseball hall-of-famer Paige has been relegated these […]

Islanders take up ice bucket challenge in style

Since its creation, the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” has been raising both money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and generating videos across the social media spectrum. People make a video of themselves dumping a bucket of ice water on their heads, post it on Facebook, Instagram or other social media […]

Obama vacation beat: Saturday, August 16

And on Saturday, there was no golf. The President and First Lady, referred to by the White House press pool at least, as POTUS (president of the United States) and FLOTUS, went to a private beach on Martha’s Vineyard’s south shore. The President and First Lady  then returned to their Chilmark rental home to rest […]

The Obama Vacation Beat: Friday, August 15

On another gorgeous Martha’s Vineyard summer day, President Obama, Michelle and daughter Malia behaved like any other vacationing family — the difference being a train of SUVs, reporters and Secret Service agents —  and went for a bike ride in the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest. President Obama departed his vacation home in Chilmark at […]

Geek is the new cool

Bill McGrath geeked tandem bicycling, Eric Balboni geeked Miranda Sings (you’ll find her on YouTube), a boyfriend and girlfriend geeked I geek you, 11-year-old bff’s Riley Wesson and Emily McKinney geeked bubblegum and, to everyone’s delight, a big white dog named Lady geeked squirrels.

President Obama speaks on progress in Iraq, racial tensions in Ferguson

President Barack Obama made a brief detour to the Edgartown School just before 1 pm where he made a brief statement on Iraq and Ferguson, Missouri before heading to the exclusive Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown Thursday afternoon. Mr. Obama addressed progress in Iraq and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri standing behind a lectern in the […]

Hillary Clinton steals the Vineyard spotlight

. Sumberg said her dad, a lifelong Republican, is a big admirer of Ms. Clinton and really wanted to meet her. They had waited in line since noon.

‘My dad told Hillary that if she runs for President, it will be the first time he ever votes for a Democrat,’ Ms. Sumberg said, which her dad confirmed with a grin.

Oak Bluffs summer taxpayer forum gives seasonal residents a voice

Oak Bluffs selectmen hosted their annual meeting for seasonal home and property owners Tuesday night. The almost three-hour event attracted a standing-room only crowd in the Oak Bluffs library meeting room where seasonal taxpayers aired their concerns and complaints. Parking changes at Niantic Park, beach conditions, and a proposed oyster farm off Eastville Beach were […]