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For the ages

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As the West Tisbury library website states, every body is welcome in Jesse Jason’s Saturday morning community dance class. Whether a budding novice, emerging...

Lights, camera, action

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Richard Paradise, founder and executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, is planning three enticing festivals in the next few months.  For Paradise, festivals...

A different angle

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Ann Smith, Featherstone Center for the Arts executive director, is jubilant while walking through Joyful Geometrics — an exhibition that shines in the Francine...

Engaging art

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As a photographer, curator, and teaching artist, Melissa Knowles comes from a background of using art, photography, and music in a health, therapeutic, and...

A surprise love

Rose, the protagonist in summer Island resident Elisa M. Speranza’s novel, faces a challenge — well, actually a number of them, which are at...

For the birds

We can thank the pandemic for bringing a lot of people who wouldn’t ordinarily be farmers around to the idea of raising chickens for...

Spring into history

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Things are popping up at the Cooke House and Legacy Gardens in Edgartown, as the warm days of spring and summer finally greet us. Starting...

The art of women

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Pathways vibrated with creativity on Friday evening, with its eighth annual celebration “Women Live,” a multi-arts event celebrating International Women's Month. We were welcomed...

Colorful connections

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Michael Rottman’s appealing new exhibition “Connections” kicks off Featherstone’s 2022 curatorship of the Feldman Family Art Space at the M.V. Film Center. And it...

Inspiring young actors

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Writer and Montessori teacher Carrie Peckar says her newly released book, “Weird and Wonderful,” is not really a book per se, but rather a...

Feeling ‘Full’

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Julia Spiro’s thought-provoking new book, “Full: A Novel,” is an incisive exploration of what it can cost to maintain appearances on the outside, no...

Architectural art

Jack Ryan is a master artist when it comes to the pen-and-ink technique. Look closely to see how he constructs entire compositions with stippling...

Hidden heroines

“Her Hidden Genius” by Marie Benedict is aptly named. You will be astonished and captivated by the heroine, British-born Rosalind Franklin, who, as it...

Loving the light

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As the winter rolls on … and on and on … do yourself a favor and see photographer Paul Doherty’s newest exhibit, “Vineyard Refractions,”...

Kids’ choice

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Pondering — or perhaps fretting just a tad — about what to do with the kids over winter school break? There are indoor and...

Wellness wins

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COVID didn’t stop Jason Mazar-Kelly, also known as Yogi Jay, and his wife, Casey, from creating a new business on the Island. At the...

Creative minds

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Things are really stirring at the Yard. They have a new cadre of folks and a substantial new grant that promises great things for...

A brief history of chocolate

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As far as I’m concerned, chocolate is the nectar of the gods. And its evolution to seduction, or at least romance, is no small...

At the wheel

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Pottery is a very visceral art form, and Featherstone Center for the Arts offers a wealth of opportunities this winter to get your hands...

Feeding body and soul

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The Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club is going all out in serving about 700 Island youth, even while facing ongoing challenges brought on...