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Join the club

When a dear friend insisted I accompany her to Derek Notman’s club-swinging class, I blithely queried what in the world it was. Hard to...

Gatos and golf

The old Island Cove Adventures is wearing a new hat, and is no longer just a place to channel your inner Tiger Woods, but...

A new book of saints

Alice Randall is a consumate wordsmith and has gifted us with a complex and ambitious work of literary fiction. The author’s “Black Bottom Saints”...

Look inside

There is no better time to seek a little inner guidance than now. Beth Leas, who has been dedicated to transformative healing practices for...

Fancy feet

In this brave new world of online classes, I thought I would try my hand at the virtual offerings the Yard is providing this...

Creative duo with a dose of serendipity

Amid the chaos of the world right now, the tale of Lisa Brown of L.A. Brown Photography and her niece whom she holds so...

Picture the fair

Adversity can indeed spawn creativity. In this season when so many of our beloved events are not happening, a group of photographers have created...

Sharing secrets

The thing about holding someone else’s secret is that it’s a burden to bear, which can have its own impact on the keeper —...

Build your own Built on Stilts performance

Abby Bender has turned the proverbial lemon into the most splendid of lemonades when it comes to Built on Stilts, an iconic summer tradition...

The Yard at home

Zoom has become an amazing tool. Now, whether you are on the Vineyard or not, a panoply of classes will be available from the...

Cakes by you

Have you nailed chocolate chip cookies and brownies, a little hesitant to try something out of the ordinary, but feeling a bit adventurous after...

Escape into Alice Early’s ‘The Moon Always Rising’

The little island of Nevis in the Caribbean sounds like an oasis right now, a place of refuge. But it is a complex kind...

In a good light

Peter Dreyer is an artist with a consummate eye who uses his cameras, of which he has many, to create elegant compositions inspired primarily...

Island women in history

The oldest club on the Vineyard, in fact on the whole Cape and Islands, dates back to 1898 and was started, not surprisingly, by...

Fostering four-legged friends

Just thinking about the stress of living in an animal shelter is enough to make you want to go out and foster a litter...

‘Women’s Works’ exhibit features Island women from long ago

How many ways are there to use the Martha’s Vineyard Museum collection? Chief curator Bonnie Stacy has put together a fascinating group of 17th...

Women’s right to vote

Susan Silk is a powerhouse of energy and entrepreneurship, and she packed the house at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum’s soup-and-sandwich series last week for...

Chain reaction

Creative juices were overflowing in Hugh Phear’s Chain Reaction Building Activity at the West Tisbury library a couple of weeks ago. Phear is a...

Malpaso in motion

We’re in for a treat again. Malpaso Dance Company, hailing from the warmer climes of Cuba, is returning to the Island after their superlative...

Masterpieces and mysteries

If you’re up for some quirky, superlative drawing, hightail it over to the Vineyard Haven library for its exhibition of Edward Gorey’s art. Gorey...