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M.V. African American Film Festival previews Aretha Franklin film

This year’s 19th annual M.V. African American Film Festival had a spectacular start with a preview of “Respect,” the much-anticipated musical biography of the...

Three documentaries are coming back

Documentary week at the M.V. Film Center ends this Friday, August 6, with two important film shorts about the role of clothing in two...

‘From Caldecott to Coretta Scott’

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Since the upcoming show of Black illustrators of children’s books at Featherstone Center for the Arts is being called “From Caldecott to Coretta Scott:...

Treasure hunting

The Chilmark Flea Market at 142 North Road in Chilmark is buzzing. At 9:30 in the morning a few weeks ago, cars were lined...

All about oysters

Learn all about one of the Islands most popular culinary pastimes from local experts on Monday, August 9, at 4:30 pm. The West Tisbury...

Disrupting death row through art

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On Saturday, Martha’s Vineyard Black Lives Matter (MVBLM) held a fundraising event called “Disrupt Death Row: Art and Justice” at the Kara Taylor Gallery...

Joan Osborne at the Loft

The wonderful seven-time Grammy nominee Joan Osborne will perform Saturday, August 7, at the Loft in Oak Bluffs, hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard Concert...

First Friday

Join the Island community in Vineyard Haven for this month’s First Friday on August 6. It is a once-a-month block party that begins at...

Built on Stilts turns 25

The Vineyard’s homegrown community dance festival celebrates 25 years at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs from August 12 to 14 and August 21 to...

Yellow House complaint dismissed

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A complaint against the eminent domain taking of the Yellow House in Edgartown was dismissed in Dukes County Superior Court on Monday. Judge Mark Gildea...

West Tisbury: Dionis Coffin Riggs Day

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August. The summer is rushing by. I remember hearing that time seems to go faster the older one gets. It certainly feels true. One...

Tisbury: Exhibit about The Cottagers

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Heard on Main Street: Miracles happen every day; change your perception of what a miracle is and you'll see them all around you. (Jon...

Oak Bluffs: Oral History Recording Studio

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August is here with its crowds, gridlocks of traffic, and very tired residents. Sooner than usual this year, because of COVID, the workers who...

Edgartown: Broadway in the Park

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As I sit down to write this today, Sunday, it has been a worrisome day, with news of a significant traffic accident earlier but...

Chilmark: Aerial image of algal bloom

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Ndume Olatushani's “Disrupt Death Row: Art & Justice” exhibition at Kara Taylor's Gallery was not to be missed. Kara Taylor donated 25 percent of...

Aquinnah: Concert at Orange Peel Bakery

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Welcome home to Keyshawn Devine! Keyshawn, who is 9 years old, was run over by a truck accidently on July 14. He was taken...

Mason’s new music

If you've been waiting for a new Willy Mason album to drop, you're in luck. “Already Dead,” produced by Noel Heroux, releases August 6....

Man takes dog from his mother, has it killed

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  Updated August 5 An Edgartown man went to his mother’s farm and took two dogs licensed to him that had been living there and euthanized...

Steel City runner wins Amity Island 5K

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More than 300 runners from across the country competed in the Amity Island 5K on Sunday morning, starting and finishing at the Farm Institute...

M.V. Mediation sees spike in housing and family disputes

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Updated Aug. 5 The Martha’s Vineyard Mediation Program (MVMP) is receiving its third year of grant funding from a state program designed to support the...