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Small wonders

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It's the time of year once again when Louisa Gould hosts her annual “Holiday Small Wonders Show, offering smaller and more budget-conscious work by...

Island life in pictures

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The Martha’s Vineyard Museum has produced a gem of a show that gives us a lens into what the Island looked like over a...

Hands-on holiday shopping

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Shopping locally is a true pleasure — it is nice to get outside, walk around, and physically see the items you’re interested in gifting...

Documentary explores the beginnings of COVID-19

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“The First Wave,” a National Geographic documentary about COVID-19, comes to the M.V. Film Center on Saturday, Dec. 4. While it might seem a...

Cold night, hot vanilla

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Imagine my disappointment when I discovered last night that I’m not the only person who makes hot vanilla. I thought for sure I made...

Two-vehicle crash sends three to hospital

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Updated Nov. 30 A two-vehicle accident Monday at the intersection of Edgartown–West Tisbury Road and Barnes Road in Edgartown sent three people to Martha’s Vineyard...

Battling cancer

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Jeff Whipple is in his 70s, but up until a few years ago he hadn’t been to the doctor since the eighth grade. Whipple...

Dr. Diane Demarest Becker

After a long battle with breast cancer, Diane M. Becker, Sc.D., MPH, R.N., an expert in the prevention and management of coronary artery disease,...

MVRHS teacher gains state landscaping certification

Kyle Crossland, horticulture instructor at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in Oak Bluffs, has attained the highest level of certification in the landscape profession...

Grey Barn’s Prufrock and Bluebird cheeses win awards

The Grey Barn and Farm in Chilmark has been named among the winners at the World Cheese Awards, held in Oviedo, Spain, on Nov....

Teddy Bear Suite time

Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite organizers announced recently that the holiday fundraiser, celebrating its 11th year, will spread holiday cheer with Teddies Around Town. For...

Baskets of joy

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Since 2004, Betty Burton and the Vineyard Committee on Hunger have been putting together holiday baskets filled with delicious food for Islanders who are...

Oak Bluffs: Peace and joy, Megan

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On Nov. 2, Megan Alley announced her retirement from writing the Oak Bluffs town column. While this was sad news for those of us...

Real Estate Transactions: Nov. 22 to Nov. 26, 2021

Edgartown Nov. 22, Barbara C. Wiley, Thomas A. Wiley, and Charles A. Wiley sold 30 Bold Meadow Road to Bruce H. Wiley for $920,223. Nov. 22,...

Laurence A. Mercier

Laurence A. Mercier, 81, died on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at his home in Edgartown. He was the husband of Doris (McNeil) Mercier.  His funeral...

Tisbury: Unusual holidays

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Heard on Main Street: Going to the ferry last Sunday, the 16-year-old noticed the snow in the air and said, “It isn’t supposed to...

This Was Then: Keeping warm

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My grandfather, Stan Lair (1902–87) of Vineyard Haven, worked a lot of jobs in his life — helping tear down the brickyard in Chilmark, catching...

Wild Side: Wolf spiders

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“Rage, rage against the dying of the light,” urges the poet Dylan Thomas. The target of his petulance, I expect, was mortality. But as...

Chilmark: Happy to be home

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I really needed a break and feel thankful for getting to visit with friends in New York City and Providence, besides getting to hang...

Aquinnah: Tinged with hints of winter

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I hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend. Aside from one rainy day, the weather was fine, and tinged with hints of winter. Many...