West Tisbury: 90 Osprey nests

How wonderful to wake up to rain this morning. I heard it start around 4:30, then stop, and start again in earnest. By 7...

This was then: Jump Spark Jim

James “Jump Spark Jim” West (1859-1948) presided over a Vineyard Haven antique shop known as "The Shop of Unusual Things." His specialty was Vineyard...

Edgartown: A salute to the Olympics

My beloved Olympics have come to a close. In my opinion, with a few exceptions, our athletes performed admirably and showed great sportsmanship and...

Chilmark: Congratulations are in order

Congratulations are in order, first to Paul Thurgood, the new chef at Chilmark Tavern. Next, congratulations to the winners of the Chilmark library's Elisa...

Education Center and Botany Lab opening

  On Friday, August 19, the Polly Hill Arboretum (PHA) officially celebrated the completion of their new Education Center and Botany Lab. According to a...

Poets corner: Ocean Love

By Robert MacLean We walk in a daze of unconscious assumptions Oblivious of Divinity, assured of some whiteblack doom. We walk in projections, in mazes of our...

Tisbury: Meet the Epsteins

On Sunday, August 28, you are invited to meet the Epstein family from 4 to 6 pm at the Featherstone Pebble Gallery. Ruth Epstein,...

Minding Your MV P's & Q's: Zenned out

Dear Nicole, I’m a year-round Islander who managed to avoid the hectic pace of the past few months. When other Vineyarders ask me how my...

Poets corner: Ocean Love

By Robert MacLean We walk in a daze of unconscious assumptions Oblivious of Divinity, assured of some whiteblack doom. We walk in projections, in mazes of our...

Hey, Martha’s Vineyard: What’s in your teacup?

It’s interesting what can happen when you start looking at your life as a cup of tea. For Polly Simpkins, it was life-changing. She...