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No ball? No problem. New sport catches on.

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Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) offers athletes the chance to play many traditional sports, including hockey, football, basketball, softball, baseball, and lacrosse. Now,...
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Hugging hysteria hits home

With an increasing number of students entering the building due to the hybrid learning model, a spontaneous movement of mass hugging has swept through...

Four is the magic number

This past week, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) English department released a statement declaring four-word sentences to be the best form of...

Lessons from a scandal

We wrote about the college admissions scandal previously because there was a slight Martha’s Vineyard connection. When the cheating scandal was uncovered, and indictments...

Indoor track off and running

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The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School indoor track team last competed on Feb. 16, 2020, and had to wait nearly four months since its...

MVRHS teachers highlight women, gender education

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Teachers at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) are highlighting the importance of inclusive education by bringing a diverse range of female authors, artists,...

Egg hunt meant as a pick-me-up

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Paula Karol wants to provide a little spring fun by placing more than 75 papier-mâché Easter eggs filled with her homemade candy around the...

Longtime Chilmark resident Emmett Carroll dies

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Updated Marshall Emmett Carroll Jr. recently passed away. He was 77 years old. A graveside service was held Tuesday at Abel’s Hill Cemetery. A complete...

Egg-ceptional pastels

Welcome the spring season or celebrate Easter with a take-home kit for naturally dyed eggs. The Trustees' Farm Institute has bags available that contain...

Litter-free M.V.

Children who kindly help with cleaning up the Island will receive a seasonal goodie bag from the Oak Bluffs library. While your family is...

Earth cocktail

What do you get when combining watermelon rinds, grape stems, citrus peels, eggshells, corn husks, lobster appendages, heads of lettuce, and stale bread? Nutrient-filled...

So you want to be a DJ?

Edit 4/1 I suspect there’s a little disc jockey in all of us. Wouldn’t you love to give voice to those tunes you carry around...

SSA’s decisions raise questions

To the Editor: What are we learning about the Steamship Authority? What is its vision to provide optimal services for its passengers? What is its...

Facetime

After more than a year of enforced solitude, most everybody is craving a chance to see people's faces from beyond the limitations of a...

The unflappable Abby Bender

Abby Bender has always been known for her creativity and versatility. The co-founder of the Built on Stilts dance festival on Martha's Vineyard, as...

Three kinds of Oscar-nominated shorts

With the Oscars arriving on April 25, it’s time to look at the short film nominees. The M.V. Film Society begins screening them virtually...

Share your stimulus with those in need

To the Editor: A little while ago, a good friend told me she had received a stimulus check from the last (December 2020) federal COVID...

Garden Notes: Getting ready

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Grass, buds, twigs: everything with chlorophyll in it is becoming greener. The Passover full moon and gale last weekend were March’s grande finale. April...

The king of the practical jokers

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We were putting together our year-end review and were going over a list of all the people who died in 2020 when we came...

Fresh-squeezed beats being salty

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On a visit to my doctor last year during my annual physical, my blood pressure was somewhat elevated. Under new guidelines at the time,...
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