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Vineyard photographer Alison Shaw tells how it’s done

"Photographing Martha's Vineyard: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them," by Alison Shaw, Countryman Press, 2011.

Close up at Shaw Cramer Gallery, Vineyard Haven

at Shaw Cramer Gallery, Main Street, Vineyard Haven.

What factors influence your decision to feature an artist?

"It's an interesting and challenging process when deciding which artist to feature.


Things are looking new and different for the remarkable photorealist painter Ovid Osborn Ward.

Shephard Fine ArtSpace: A family affair

The reincarnation of the former Nye Gallery on Uncas Avenue in the Oak Bluffs Arts District promises to be a positive addition to the Island art scene.

Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Transactions May 16–20, 2011

May 16, Kathryn Corjulo sold 1 Harpoon Hollow Rd.


An entry in the May 19 District Court Report listed incorrectly the name and birthdate of Glen Goulart where the name and birthdate of Jonathan R.

New Vineyard food stores: Black Sheep and Edgartown Meat & Fish

Edgartown Meat & Fish Market is now open, stocked with meat, beer, wine & more. "We want to make it as easy as possible for people," says co-owner Sean Ready.

New shops in Edgartown

Edgartown is growing by leaps and bounds with a new store, a store that has moved downtown to expand their options for you, and two stores that have gotten so popular they had to open an additional store across the Island.

Time to register: Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing

About to enter its second year, the Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing plans to provide training this summer to 23 individuals looking for craft-based lessons in improving their writing and getting published.

Martha’s Vineyard Museum screens heath hen film

According to Deborah Dickson, the last heath hen could be observed perched on top of an Island oak tree futilely emitting the breed's famous mating call

Martha’s Vineyard Arts and Culture Collaborative meets Tuesday

On June 7, from 2 to 6 pm, Island artists, galleries, organizations, and performers will provide a sneak preview of the summer's myriad cultural offerings

Sneak peak of Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse’s 2011 season

"Tape" launches the season with performances from June 2 through June 18. Written by Stephen Belber in 1999, the play is directed by Claudia Weill.

Seaver Construction ordered to stop exterior work on Tisbury ESF

Seaver Construction has been told to stop work on several elements of the building envelope on Tisbury's new emergency services facility.

Real estate professionals on how they started out

How did you begin your career as a real estate professional?

Alternative recovery tactics introduced on Martha’s Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) turns 50 this year and, as part of the celebration, the organization will host a series of informative talks.

Lucy Mitchell show at West Tisbury Library

Artist Lucy Mitchell, known for her installations and for the diversity of her work, will open a show of her collages on Friday at the West Tisbury Public Library in the town center.

Three newborn squirrel squatters land on their feet

Reddington, Verde, and Blue Sky hit the lottery around 11 am on March 31.

Arrive in style: Martha’s Vineyard resources for wedding transport

Wedding planner Lynn Buckmaster–Irwin has been arranging Martha's Vineyard weddings since 1997.

The Sultans of Swing: Premier wedding band of Martha’s Vineyard

Jerry Bennett lives on Martha's Vineyard, but his band — The Sultans of Swing — plays all over the country, from California to Florida, Texas to Boston, and just about everywhere in between.