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A new Christmas story

We’ve passed Thanksgiving and are racing toward Christmas. Island author Phil Reppert has transformed the traditional telling of the Nativity into a modern-day tale....

Got leftovers? Try this creamy pot pie

How often does the smell of sautéing onions and celery in butter waft through the Oak Bluffs library? Well, it did the Saturday morning...

‘Show Me a Sign’ recounts the deaf experience for young readers

More happens to 11-year-old Mary Elizabeth Lambert in a single year than many of us experience in a lifetime. Ann Clare LeZotte’s novel “Show...

A photographer’s journey

Michael Blanchard writes and shoots with poignant beauty and piercing honesty in his newest photography book. His images, almost all of which are magnificent...

Homegrown holidays

The holidays are all about traditions, and if the Vineyard Holiday Gift Shop’s Facebook page is any indication, it’s a wildly popular one, with...

Santa’s helpers are Harley Riders

The Red Stocking Fund has a history of making sure all Island kids receive gifts around the holidays. The tradition started in 1938 when...

‘Handmade from the Heart is about community’

Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard is always there with a helping hand — and an open heart. Thus, the name of their annual fundraiser, Handmade...

Pie perfection

Making the perfect pie crust is both a science and an art, as we learned at the FARM Institute’s recent hands-on class, “Easy as...

Thanksgiving to go

If you want to be prepared for Thanksgiving, perhaps there’s no better way, and it’s a great deal easier, if you preorder prepared food...

‘The Peanuts Papers’ — how the comic strip inspires writers and artists

The diverse group of 33 contributors to “The Peanuts Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of...

Bedtime stories

Last summer, there were many books that crossed the editors’ desks at The TImes, and a few of them were a good fit for...

Stitch by stitch

—When someone tells you quilting “lights up my life. It gives me intense joy” — you tend to want to know more. For Wendy...

Poetry in motion

You don’t sit a far distance from a proscenium stage watching “Inhabit the Garden,” but rather co-inhabit the performance space with writer-performer Abby Bender...

Classic Americana onstage at the Playhouse

“Our Town” is likely Thorton Wilder’s most recognized work and, as the program tells us, “is performed at least once each day somewhere in...

Mathea Morais’ new novel ‘There You Are’ takes us back

The title of Mathea Morais’ book, “There You Are,” could have multiple connotations — an expression of someone having found you, or self-recognition of...

‘The Cat Rescuers’ documentary highlights Brooklyn’s feral cats

Cats leave paw prints on our hearts. And watching co-directors Steve Lawrence and Rob Fruchtman’s tear-inducing documentary will touch yours, whether you’re feline-crazy or...

‘Dinghy Scratches’ exhibit implores us to take a closer look

Paul Doherty’s stunning photographs are a treat for the eyes — sensuous explorations of color. Although completely abstract, they are in fact extreme close-ups...

Davina Porter narrates books on tape

What’s in a voice? Well, everything if you are Davina Porter, the books-on-tape narrator perhaps best known for reading Diana Gabaldon’s wildly popular “Outlander”...

‘Summer of ’69’ author will visit the Island

Of the hot and heady days of the late Sixties, perhaps none was so memorable as the “Summer of ’69,” the title of Elin...

Chocoholics, rejoice this weekend

Chocolate by any other name would taste as sweet, to recast a line from Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” And while we all know that...