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Bake it great

Tracy Thorpe, program coordinator at the Chilmark library, had a delicious idea. An avid baker herself, she decided last September to initiate a Sweet...

Art at Little House Café

As the darkness descends upon us earlier each day, Alexis Russillo’s paintings are gifts of the unique light, texture, and beauty of the Island....

For the birds

You will want to go out and grab your binoculars right after watching “Birders: The Central Park Effect,” a stunning documentary about the backyard...

Ghosts and memories in Susan Johnson’s latest exhibit

Susan Johnson’s lush acrylic paintings may appear deceptively straightforward, until you learn about their inspiration. Johnson talked about her newest show, “Ghosts,” at the...

Little house, big flavor

Brook Katzen is a man with a mission to make sure an Island staple keeps on going. Little House Café, founded 10 years ago,...

Another Fine book

Author Dr. Michael Fine, a writer, community organizer, family physician, and public health official, says that the stories in his new fiction book, “The...

Handcrafted holidays

’Tis the season for supporting the arts community at Featherstone’s annual Holiday Gift Show. On its lovely campus, all things creative will be stirring...

Family intrigue

“Everybody Lies,” by Island author Emily Cavanagh, is a haunting tale with sophisticated nuances that keep you turning the pages to the end. On...

Going to school on a schooner

Wouldn’t it be a blast to sail the ocean blue in a 42-foot schooner for a few days, leaving screen time and masks and...

Color of love

Dolores Johnson’s new book with the provocative title “Say I’m Dead” is a gripping memoir of her exploration into both her black and white...

Rising from ashes

Dr. Shirley Whitaker is a healer — as a doctor and as an artist. Her compassion and dedication come across in the film, “Ashes...

A magical trail

There is magic in the air as you walk through Heather Goff and Bill O’Callaghan’s sculpture trail, with paths that wander for a half-mile...

Scaring up smiles

Yes, Halloween is upon us, but there is something funny about a particular crop of scarecrows popping up all over the Island this year....

Finding her voice

So, Dirt, for whom Denise Orenstein’s book “Dirt” is named, is a very special pony, and a bit of a character. Well, OK, a...

Halloween happenings

If you think Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31, this year, is just for kids — or all about the candy — think again. There is...

Women’s right to vote

With the election coming up it might be easy to forget that women were barred from the vote until just a century ago. And...

Winter blues

As the colder seasons bear down on us, who couldn’t use a little help warding off the potential for the winter woes to start...

Fish go to school

You might think that the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby is all about catching fish. But not so for Moira Silva and...

Wild, wild life

For a bit of inspiration to start looking more closely at the sometimes hidden creatures on the Island, spend an evening with wildlife camera...

New film features suffragist with Island ties

Blanche Ames Ames was a remarkable woman by any stretch of the imagination, and you will be muttering a lot of “Wow, I didn’t...
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