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Vineyard Playhouse plans renovations

If a proud but weary old building could hold out its hand and beseech a community for help, the Vineyard Playhouse in downtown Vineyard Haven surely would.

Shark tourney was one big harbor block party

Imagine walking through a Walmart where all the customers wear bathing suits.

Obama Beat: White House confirms vacation

A weekly gleaning of news reports about President Obama's vacation: Where he will stay, what he will do and references to the Island (called Hollywood East, didn't you know?) and Islanders that may surprise some.

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital outlines plans for use of old building

Yellow tape blocks the door that until one month ago was the entrance to the Martha's Vineyard Hospital emergency room.

West Tisbury selects Habitat to develop three affordable houses

Following more than three years of meetings, discussions, debates, and a special town meeting, West Tisbury selectmen last week named Habitat for Humanity of Martha's Vineyard the developer of three affordable houses on Bailey Park Road.

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital nixes deal to swap clinic for parking spaces

The Martha's Vineyard Hospital has pulled out of a complex land swap involving the state Department of Mental Health (DMH) and a private walk-in clinic.

Men in blue on the ocean blue

It is a typical Friday afternoon in Edgartown Harbor.

Brian Murphy on NOAA ship deployed to Gulf

As Islanders keep a watchful eye on news of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Brian E.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”: a comedic experience

Those precocious kids we love to hate are played for laughs as they reveal an arsenal of emotional damage in Island Theatre Workshop's (ITW) production of the musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

A glimpse into art collectors’s homes

Diane McManus Jensen, "The Art of Collecting: An Intimate Tour Inside Private Art Collections, with Advice on Starting Your Own," Antique Collectors Club, Ltd.

Gallery Couples: Partners in art and life

When Rick and Marge Willoughby were high school sweethearts, they played hooky to go to Rockport and visit art galleries.

All around: The All-Island Art Show

Now in its 52nd year, the All-Island Art Show (AIAS) takes place again next Monday, August 2, at 10 am in the Oak Bluffs Tabernacle.

City kids sample Martha’s Vineyard summer

A week on Martha's Vineyard is a voyage of self-discovery as much as a vacation for inner city kids from the Philadelphia area who visit the Island each summer.

Getting out into it

It is not easy to go on vacation without having some impact on the environment.

Bar harbor in Oak Bluffs

Since my move to Martha's Vineyard in 1994, I've lived in five of the Island's six unique towns.

Vineyard Haven beaches reopened Tuesday

The Tisbury board of health opened Vineyard Haven Harbor to swimming at noon Tuesday, July 27, after results of a water sample taken Monday showed safe bacteria levels.

Lobster board steers clear of five-year fishing ban

The American Lobster Management Board (ALMB) of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) decided last week at a meeting in Warwick, R.

What It Takes: Show Time

The process of creating and exhibiting art is different for every artist.

Where They Work: Artists’ Studios

From her Chilmark studio high atop a ridge with sweeping views of Squibnocket Pond, Wendy Weldon paints luminous renditions of iconic barns and the stone walls that surround her landscape.

How They Begin: Tools of the Trade

Paint, paper, and brush seem like a simple enough formula for producing art.