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Tale of two oysters

Shellfish of any species ranks among my favorite foods, and oysters on the half-shell rank among my favorite shellfish.

Susie Middleton to appear on Martha Stewart Show

West Tisbury resident and cookbook author Susie Middleton will appear on "The Martha Stewart Show," and her live segment will air at 10 am and 2 pm this Wednesday, Nov.

MVC approves state-financed Oak Bluffs fishing pier

A proposed public fishing pier to be built with state funds in Oak Bluffs reeled in the Martha's Vineyard Commission's (MVC) unanimous approval November 18.

“Annie” shines at Oak Bluffs School

The Oak Bluffs School provided a much-needed dose of feel-good entertainment last weekend as a huge cast staged a sparkling version of the Broadway show "Annie."

Hats off to Martha’s Vineyard Regional’s “Godot”

As theater goers walked into the entryway of the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School's Performing Arts Center last weekend, there was a prescient hint that they were about to be involved in something other than an ordinary theater experience.

Winter nights at Menemsha Cafe

The Menemsha Café is serving dinner on Friday nights this winter, as well as this Saturday, Nov. 27, and brunch this Sunday.


Be thankful for all your friends.

Not the Thanksgiving Day it always was

This will be the first Thanksgiving I will not sit crammed between a cousin, nephew, or brother whose elbows dig into my ribs each time they take a bite.

Islander makes final four in $10,000 challenge

Jake Palches found his calling in life a few summers ago here on Martha's Vineyard when a family friend recruited the 24-year-old Oak Bluffs native, now studying at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, to work at Camp Jabberwocky.

Amaral family Thanksgiving tradition recalled

It's Thanksgiving morning in 1951.

West Tisbury selectmen turn attention to chief’s contract

Last week, West Tisbury selectmen named Sgt.

After all these years, waterfowling still

Weeks before the November 18 arrival of the Vineyard's waterfowl hunting season, I was checking out my shotguns and decoys, refurbishing duck blinds and testing cold weather waders and hip boots for leaks.

Peter Simon’s new Led Zeppelin book

"LZ-'75: The Lost Chronicles of Led Zeppelin's 1975 American Tour" by Stephen Davis, photos by Peter Simon.

Thanksgiving show at Seaworthy benefits Sail MV

It seems a perfect pairing: Seaworthy Gallery, with owner/photographer Jeffrey Serusa's atmospheric images of marine subjects, and Sail Martha's Vineyard, with its programs and events in sailing and seamanship.

Black Friday shopping on-Island

Traditionally the Friday following Thanksgiving kicks off the beginning of the holiday shopping chaos.

Shakespeare for the Masses returns with “Pericles”

The Vineyard Playhouse's series Shakespeare for the Masses opens its third season Friday night with their tongue-in-cheek version of "Pericles, Prince of Tyre."

Small Wonders at Louisa Gould Gallery

Often on the Vineyard the things some might at first consider a constraint, become an advantage: Our town libraries regularly function as community centers; our places of worship become venues for lectures, forums, and films; and our art galleries serve in much the same way as museums — stimulating imagination, encouraging new original work, and making the fine arts part of the community experience.

School ruled out for new Edgartown library

The Edgartown library design committee has ruled out the old Edgartown school as a site for a new town library.

Visit to Vinalhaven wind turbines leaves questions

A group from Martha's Vineyard who are interested in wind energy recently took part in a conference on the topic in Maine.

Perhaps it’s time to review the MVC enabling law

For nearly two years, between 2006 and 2008, members of the Dukes County charter study commission probed and debated the state charter that enables county government as we know it.