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Using music and art to support those with memory loss

Have you stood in the middle of a room and wondered what you were looking for? Have you ever forgotten your best friend’s name,...

Art class with Miss Lani

My wish when leaving Miss Lani’s art class at the Island Children’s School was that she’d soon give one for us adults. It was...

Teens tackle snapping selfies at workshop

What pulled 11 kids ages 12 to 15 into the Oak Bluffs library on Friday, Nov. 16, at 3:30 pm, when they could have...

Pick up a uke

Despite the cold, pitch-black evening, 13 spry, spirited men and women gathered together for their weekly ukulele jam. Walking in the door of the...

Light in the darkness

There aren’t many of us who love that it gets dark so early, starting with the time change in November. Then right on the...

Are you listening?

I am hard put to convey the exquisite intensity of Susan Stein’s stunning performance of a play simply titled “Etty.” So seamless was her...

Neighbors helping neighbors

If it takes a village to raise a child, here on the Vineyard it’s the community that helps Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard do its...

True romance

Have you ever had an unlikely coincidence occur in your life, against all odds? An experience where you were astounded at the synchronicity of...

Reading the Bard

“All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in...

Getting in on the ground floor

Want to be an angel? What you don’t want to do is jump in on a whim and the allure of big bucks. Yes,...

Keeping up with the DAR

So what image pops to mind when you hear the name Daughters of the American Revolution? A longtime member of the Martha’s Vineyard DAR...

Bring your imagination

All you need is the will and your body will follow, allowing you to thoroughly enjoy Jesse Keller Jason’s adult community dance class at...

Learning from the best

You would have to have a really bad ear for accents not to immediately recognize that Chef Salvatore Della Torre is Italiano, as he...

Playing Radio Games with MVY’s Laurel Redington

In a room full of the energy of organized chaos, Laura Redington masterfully got eight kids, ages 9 to 13, to explore their own...

Getting to know Jenn Coito

Jenn Coito’s radiant smile, appealing demeanor, and red attire are all hints into her art — photography. In an exciting opening exhibit at Crossroads...

Monster Mash-Up

All you needed to do was have an inkling for a costume, and Hugh Phear and his two genius assistants, Audrey Van Der Kroght...

‘The Art of Boat Building’ honors an Island art form

The gallery was not humming or buzzing, but virtually vibrating with excitement as folks milled around “The Art of Boat Building” exhibit at the...

A colonial Martha’s Vineyard tale

Most of us walk around the Vineyard largely immune to the many physical remnants of our colonial past, but in Andrew J. Robinson’s book,...

Keeper of history

It was a dark and stormy night … well, it was a blustery, rainy gray afternoon when Richard Skidmore and I took shelter inside...

An Island story

It may just be early fall, but Jean Stone drops us headlong into a winter nor’easter in her book, “A Vineyard Christmas.” She writes...