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From river pilot to reverend

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In the summer of 1870, an African American family from New Bedford rented a cottage in Oak Bluffs for the summer. They enjoyed their...

From fried dough to yucca fries

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The Fair is like that middle page of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, where the caterpillar, who has eaten healthy fruits and vegetables Monday through...

What’s new at the Ag Fair

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The Agricultural Fair comes to West Tisbury every year… unless it’s WWII or 2020. This year it’s back, the culmination of a busy summer...

Keeping connected

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Our libraries’ doors closed to the public soon after school closings were announced. A few weeks ago, this scenario was unthinkable. We depend on...

School days

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Things are a little unsettled. Regular routines are shot to pieces. Staying productive, calm, and focused might be a challenge, especially if you have...

Reaching a crescendo

Crescendo Youth Choir, children sing together, diminutive first-graders standing beside towering eighth graders, joining voices in classic songs from many traditions. Every Monday afternoon,...

Circle of life

“The Lion King Jr.” is coming to West Tisbury this weekend. The middle school production follows the well-known story from the 1994 Disney film....

Women’s right to vote

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified a hundred years ago this year, guaranteeing women the right to vote. The amendment passed...

Life before death

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Last Sunday afternoon, about a dozen people gathered at the Vineyard Haven library to eat cake, drink tea, and have a confidential conversation about...

Screen time

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Teens and their families often face stress, anxiety, and depression, problems that have been around for generations but are sometimes made worse by modern...

Swapping sweet recipes

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As December approaches, magazines full of cookie recipes appear on grocery store racks. Online recipe sites spam me with lists of cookie recipes, each...

Roaring 20s ball rings in 2020

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The ’20s are coming back at midnight on New Year’s Eve, and you can celebrate in style at the Portuguese American Club (PA Club)....

Kid rock

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The Pinkletinks play rock music, but not late at night in bars. Instead, they play for young children and their parents at libraries, and...

Jam on

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The Chilmark Potluck Jam began on Thanksgiving weekend a dozen years ago in 2007, and this Thanksgiving weekend, the Chilmark Community Center will open...

A live Christmas story

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For as long as anyone can remember, the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury’s Christmas pageant has brought people together to sing, light real...

Green gifts

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Choosing the right gift is always a challenge. You need to know something about the recipient — what kind of thing would they enjoy?...

All about the P.A. Club

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The Portuguese-American Club on Vineyard Avenue in Oak Bluffs is a benevolent society dedicated to helping Islanders. It’s also a private club, and a...

Songs from the headlines

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On Saturday evening, Son Volt, an alternative country/Americana band, will take the stage at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs at 8 pm. Some of...

Sea you there!

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“All Roads Lead to the Fair, Sea You There,” is the theme that inspired this year’s winning and whimsical fair poster design: a mermaid...

What’s new at the Ag Fair

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The art in the hall, the pigs in the barn, and the woodsmen’s contest are perennial favorites at the fair, but there’s always something...
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