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‘Salt in My Soul’

I was immensely moved by Mallory Smith’s memoir, “Salt of My Soul: An Unfinished Life,” 10 years of intensely honest journal entries from ages...

Out of control

“Wait, It Gets Worse” is no downer. In fact, this cancer memoir by Lydia Slaby is simultaneously fascinating, insightful, and often quite funny. However,...

On the hunt for rare and antique books

If antique or rare books strike your fancy, you can get a firsthand scoop from Kenneth Gloss on Thursday, July 11, at 6 pm...

Women in wartime

Martha Hall Kelly has a knack for knock-your-socks-off great first lines. Her debut novel, “Lilac Girls,” began, “If I’d known I was about to...

‘Dear Elizabeth’

Although “Dear Elizabeth” is about poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, there is scarcely a poem in sight. In fact, playwright Sarah Ruhl fashioned...

Cottage City stroll

It was a glorious day for a tour, making Oak Bluffs that much more picturesque. Gathering at the information booth at the bottom of...

Island life year-round is portrayed in Elizabeth Whelan’s latest exhibit

How many times have I been asked about living here, “Isn’t it bleak in the wintertime? Is there even anyone around?” Elizabeth Whelan’s exhibition...

Tapping into the music

The translation of this piece can be found on our website in the following link/A tradução deste artigo se encontra no nosso site: mvtimes.com/category/portuguese—translation/.All...

‘She the People’

It’s hard to decide where to begin discussing Jen Deaderick’s fascinating, thoroughly accessible, and compelling book, “She the People.” That’s not the entire title,...

Featherstone’s ‘Community Youth Art Show’ showcases local talent

It is indeed a joyful experience to walk through the “Community Youth Art Show: Nothing Without Joy” at Featherstone Center for the Arts. Director...

‘Between the Lines’

We are blessed with immensely helpful staff at our Island’s various libraries. What you might not know about these dedicated helpers is the creativity...

From here to there

Unless you fly, the steamship figures prominently in any travel plans to our Island. Tom Dresser weaves the history of the steamship in and...

Nature inspires at the student Art of Conservation exhibit

It was one of those spectacular late spring–early summer afternoons that makes everything on the Island sparkle when I walked into the Vineyard Conservation...

Island summer in the pages

If you want to jump ahead into the full swing of the season ahead of time, then get an early start with Jean Stone’s...

Every quilt tells a story

Is the chill getting to you this May? Head to the Caribbean via the Vineyard Haven library to see the 12 festive Haitian quilts...

Summer dance

David White, artistic director of the Yard, and his team have curated what sounds like a fabulous season. I sat down with White at...

Meeting the makers

The day broke cold and wet, but the sun came out just as the M.V. Mini Maker Faire began at the Ag Hall. It...

Where did you come from?

Dr. David Martin of the Cape Cod Genealogical Society told us right off the bat that tracing genealogy can be an addiction for which...

Kombucha comes to the Mini Makers Faire

Nina Gordon’s slogan for her home-brewed kombucha is “Because you've got guts!” Although it’s a funny play on words, it also alludes to the...

Learning more about the Island

On a blustery April Saturday morning, I attended the kickoff of a new venture at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum’s — a book club, M.V....