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Inspired by nature

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Many artists find inspiration in nature, painting flowers, trees, and other organic elements as they appear to the naked eye. Jeweler and sculptor Elysha...

Harvest of the Month: Dry beans

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Every year I challenge myself to grow enough potatoes, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash to eat all winter until the spring garden begins to...

Valentine Estabrook presents virtual Student Art Show

Since last spring, Island artist Valentine Estabrook has taught virtual children's art classes in collaboration with the West Tisbury library from her studio in...

Profits from ‘Through a Sober Lens’ will benefit musicians

Oak Bluffs photographer Michael Blanchard will donate a share of profits from his awardwinning book “Through A Sober Lens: A Photographer's Journey” to MusiCares,...

Robin Schoener

Robin Schoener, 67, of Oak Bluffs, died on Feb. 3, 2021, after a long and valiant fight with cancer. Robin grew up in Western...

Wild Side: Harlequin ducks

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Waterfowl — and about 40 species of ducks, geese, and swans have been recorded on Martha’s Vineyard — may seem to be a boring...

Volunteers needed in the kitchen

Island Grown Initiative has a surplus of butternut squash that needs to be prepared before they lose it over the next several weeks. They...

Living a sweet life

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“My life is awesome,” is how Ed BenDavid began our conversation last week. He's 85 (although he did tell me at first that he's...

Saudade: News from and for the Brazilian community/Notícias de e para a comunidade brasileira

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A tradução deste artigo se encontra no final da versão em inglês This week's column aims to provide some answers around COVID-19 and clarify some...

Seed swap and giveaway

On Saturday, Mar. 6, from 10 am to 12 pm, the M.V. Community Seed Library Group will host its annual Seed Swap and Giveaway...

Faces of ACE MV

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Adult and Continuing Education Martha’s Vineyard (ACE MV) is offering a plethora of online courses to help Islanders meet their personal and professional goals,...

West Tisbury: Former residents

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Glancing quickly out my window, I see a scattering of white blossoms on some of the shrubs and trees in our woods, delicate and...

Tisbury: Family memories

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Heard on Main Street: Why don't they just make mouse-flavored cat food? You may not know this, but very shaky hands can do wonders to...

Oak Bluffs: Food distribution

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My cell phone weather app tells me it is raining now on this Monday, but I have yet to see it. If the cat...

Edgartown: Rhythm of Life

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After talking to many of my students as well as some staff in the building last week, I was convinced that everyone on this...

Chilmark: Bob Dylan as a poet

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At the 11th hour I signed up for Featherstone's poetry workshop with Shira Erlichman last week. Out of 10 participants, spanning from Brooklyn to...

Aquinnah: Butternut squash surplus

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This past Sunday was Anne Vanderhoop’s 90th birthday and her family organized a birthday caravan to drive past her house and wish her all...

Poet’s Corner

Sleep By Liz Kelner Pozen The last good night’s sleep I had was over twenty years ago when we visited friends in the mountains up north. We had a lovely day of...

Academic honors

Dean’s list Junior Dos Santos of Vineyard Haven, at Rochester Institute of Technology. Anna Nitardy of Vineyard Haven, at State University of New York.  

Oak Bluffs School second quarter honor roll 2020-2021

High Honors Grade 5: Jason Alton, Charlotte Cramer, Madison Curelli, Suzie Dias, Ayslly Otoni, Gabriela Preston, Logan Schaefer, Jack Sherman, and Alice Smith. Honors Grade...