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‘Jack London’s Martin Eden’ is a tale of a writer’s ambition

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“Jack London’s Martin Eden” comes to the M.V. Film Center for one night on Friday, Sept. 2. This second version of the film was...

Service for veterans coming to Martha’s Vineyard

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The Veterans Affairs Providence Healthcare System announced in a press release it will be providing medical services and holding a town hall meeting at...

Call for entries for the M.V. Drawing Prize

Artist Elizabeth R. Whelan announces the call for artists for the fourth annual Martha’s Vineyard Drawing Prize. The competition is open to artists and...

David Holway appointed to Federal Salary Council

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Former Dukes County commissioner David Holway of Edgartown was appointed by President Joe Biden to the Federal Salary Council on Friday.  According to a press...

Artist Elizabeth Whelan presents ‘Inspiration’

On Saturday, Sept. 3, from 4 to 6 pm, artist Elizabeth Whelan will present portraits of various Island community women who “symbolize the inspiration...

Heywood, Lauzon vie for Senate nomination

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With primary elections just around the corner, there are two Republicans competing for state Senate, hoping to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Julian Cyr in...

Billy Collins returns to Featherstone

Featherstone Center for the Arts welcomes back former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins for a night of poetry, as well as a poetry writing...

Immigrant landscapes

Join the 2021 Best in Show winner at the Philadelphia Flower Show, Wambui Ippolito, for a discussion at Polly Hill Arboretum on Wednesday, Sept....

Tackle some fishing gear

The M.V. Surfcasters Association used tackle sale always has some amazing gear to pick up for a fraction of the cost of full-priced stuff...

Celebrate First Friday in Vineyard Haven

Islanders are gearing up for another First Friday on Sept. 2, starting at 4 pm, and many local businesses, artists, and organizations are going...

Gardens of Love: Liz Ragone

Last week you may have read about Brad Tucker and Liz Ragone's new venture, Radio Farm. I was so excited when I visited, I...

Thomas E. Kennedy Jr.

Thomas E. Kennedy Jr., 62, of Vineyard Haven, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Thursday, August 4, 2022. Tom was born in...

Have Faith: A new spiritual leader

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I first met Rabbi Giulia Fleishman years ago when I was working at the West Tisbury library. She exudes the word “kindness” from the...

On My Way: To the fair

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I wheeled my bike out of the shed. I took my helmet from the peg. My water bottle was full, and I was wearing...

Second Acts

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This installment of Second Acts started out as a profile on Steve Ewing, dockbuilder-poet. If ever there was a Vineyarder finding his “other self,”...

Catherine Kerr Browne

Catherine Roselyn Kerr Browne, recently of Vineyard Haven, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2022. She was the wife of Dr. Faust C. Browne...

Penelope Curtiss Pease

Penelope Curtiss Pease (“Penny”) died peacefully at home in Harthaven in Oak Bluffs on August 1, 2022, at the age of 98. She was born...

Garden Notes: Fall arrives, and it’s time to look ahead

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Ah, September! College students and summer help are melting away; goldenrod glorifies; Labor Day nears; the Derby bell rings. These punctuate the 10 weeks...

The Write Prescription: Seeing magic

It’s 5:30 in the morning, and I’m trying to figure out if I want to kayak. The conditions are just the way I like...

Celebration of the Sara Joy Mayhew Parsonage

On Sunday Sept. 4, the Federated Church in Edgartown will celebrate the past, present, and the future of the Mayhew Parsonage. Visitors are invited...