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The art of politics

When the President vacations on Martha's Vineyard, Island art turns into a political celebration.

Film crew shoots scenes in Vineyard Haven

A film crew for a new comedy, "Jumping the Broom," shot some scenes near the Steamship Authority terminal in Vineyard Haven last week.


I started to write this column from a hotel in Santa Fe, N.

Shopping on Summer Street, Edgartown

I love when I have the opportunity to visit a new store.

So long, Bo Obama

Dogs, dog-owners, and dog-lovers are invited (along with everyone else) to convene at Ocean Park for the second annual Good Dog Goods Martha's Vineyard Dog Parade this Saturday, August 28 at 6:30 pm (this event was rescheduled from August 22 due to weather).

Vineyard band Grateful Dread is built to last

Tom Major doesn't need to feign modesty about his current band.

Entertainment on Island

Fall's approaching, yet the Vineyard still bustles with all forms of entertainment in up-close and personal small-town settings.

John Thayer’s practical art

Function, order, and no wasted space.

Worthington: Design for living

He is an affable man, used to being interviewed and being quotable.

A heartrending issue

I was surprised by the small turnout at the Tabernacle two weeks ago when a California organization called Not For Sale did a compelling presentation on the worldwide human trafficking problem.

Stephanie Danforth: Artist with a mission

It's hard to tell if the glow in the sunlit living room comes from Stephanie Danforth's incandescent paintings or from her expression as she describes the decade she's spent as a full-time artist and humanitarian.

The schoolhouse beckons – for learners, it’s a matter of ardor, not mere facts

We haven't a lot of ceremony left in American life, alas, but commencements do go on, year after year, and in the grand tradition, with full, appropriate panoply, bringing together, as we see here today, people from all walks of life, all parts of the country, and indeed of the world, to pay tribute to genuinely worthy accomplishment.

Show openings

North Water Gallery, 5 to 7 pm, Artists' Reception.

A note on hosting visitors on the Vineyard

Fifty years ago, my grandfather sat down at his typewriter with a mission.

Pretty as a picture: Wearable art

That's the question we sought to answer when we visited Michael Hunter, gallery owner and fashion stylist, Stina Sayre, clothing designer, Ronni Simon, and Beth McElhiney, both jewelry designers and gallery owners.

Tisbury selectmen meeting change

Although the Tisbury selectmen usually meet biweekly, their next meeting has been rescheduled from August 31 to September 7, at 5 pm at the Tisbury Senior Center.

“Fish” by Greg Mone is a great catch

"Fish," by Gregory Mone, Scholastic Press, 2010.

Year round galleries on Martha’s VIneyard

Between the months of May and September the number of residents on Martha's Vineyard increases tenfold.


Ruth Adams' Treehouse Studios on State Road will be glowing with the vibrant paintings of Islander Enos Ray through Labor Day.

Children Rule at Old Sculpin

Children from 7 to 12 years old, art students at Martha's Vineyard Art Association's (MVAA) Studio School, revealed their accomplishments this past Saturday, August 14, at a show of their work at Old Sculpin Gallery on Dock Street, Edgartown.