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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....

Blooming beauties

Entering Caitlin Bingham’s exhibit at the West Tisbury library is like walking into the spring that has not quite fully bloomed on our Island....

Free Comic Book Day comes to the Island

You don’t have to know how to draw to participate in Free Comic Book Day, and you don’t have to be a kid. Free...

Technology teams

In room 170 at the Oak Bluffs School there’s a whole lot of robotics going on. I came to check out the grade school...

Rust dyeing 101

Sandy Pratt and Libby Barringer refer to their rust dyeing as their “weird obsession.” While perhaps not your typical fabric patterning technique, it’s easy...

A complex creature

By anyone’s definition, Fifi Perricone was a rock of strength for her immediate and extended family. Andrea Rogers relates her grandmother’s tale in small...

Adventures on the go

If you attend this year’s fourth annual Martha’s Vineyard Mini Maker Faire on May 11, you’ll get a chance to see Sidney Morris’s two...

Chris Connors and his Scrappy Circuits

One sunny, chilly-but-sparkling afternoon, I visited Chris Connors, who teaches computer science at MVRHS, to learn about his booth at the Martha’s Vineyard Mini...

Artist Margaret Emerson hints at summer

Margaret Emerson’s show, “Ocean Movement,” at the Vineyard Haven library for the month of April is a visceral walk-through the watery landscapes inspired by...

Meditation matters

Want to quiet your mind from the constant chatter going inside your head? Meditation can provide a path to a more serene state of...

Rehearsing with the M.V. Children’s Choir

All I had to do was follow the trail of excited voices of some 37 elementary school students to discover the Martha’s Vineyard Children’s...

Cultivating mushrooms on M.V.

Did you know that those expensive, delectable fungi that call to you from the produce aisle in the supermarket are actually easy to grow...

Aquinnah library hosts poetry workshop with Donald Nitchie

All those with an interest in discovering their inner bard should make their way to the Aquinnah library on Saturday, April 6, at 2...

Creative space

Company SBB/Stefanie Batten Bland, an intercontinental dance-theater company, performs “Welcome” at the Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 6, at 7 pm. The production...

Art smarts

Eleven-year-olds Arieanna Leavitt and Isabella Silva, along with 12-year-old Caroline Conover, all sixth graders, run an art business that puts the traditional kids’ lemonade...

On the case in ‘Blood Oath’

Despite the title of Linda Fairstein’s newest book, “Blood Oath,” it is not full of gruesome blood and gore, although the title does have...

Raising tech-savvy kids

Dismayed at the next generation’s relationship to the digital world? Janell Burley Hofmann recently enlightened a room full of parents and caregivers at the...

Yoga for your face

The simple poses in Fumiko Takatsu’s video tutorial “Face Yoga Method” are fun to do, and will definitely put a smile on your face.However,...

Painting partnership

An intrepid group of adults and families with children headed out of Featherstone for a nature walk of the Land Bank Commission’s Southern Woodlands,...