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Screen time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

“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

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...

Welcome to the Island

Richard Thompson, legendary folk-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, will come to the Old Whaling Church on Thursday, June 27, for a solo acoustic show. Thompson’s...

Tackling the Cross-Island Hike

It seems like every year, I plan to do the Land Bank’s Cross-Island Hike, and every year something comes up, a sore back, a...

Music at the museum

In 1800, a ship’s fiddler named William Litten sailed with the British India fleet. On Tuesday, the Flying Elbows will perform some of his...

Bivalve blowout

The Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group’s annual Extravaganza is all about “bivalves and blues,” as Tisbury board member Beau Begin put it. He stood behind...

IGI fundraising dinner goes green

 Island Grown Schools’ fundraising dinner was a great excuse to skip out on night No. 2 of town meeting. The plant-based dinner, featuring guest...

Brighten Island beaches this weekend

This coming Saturday, April 20, Islanders will come together to clean up the Island’s beaches. It’s an opportunity to do a little something for...

Baby books

Belly Babies prenatal storytime is a new monthly program at the Vineyard Haven library for moms-to-be. New parents can bring their babies to storytimes...

Sleigh bells ring

In the picture book Victorian Christmas scene there’s always a horse-drawn sleigh racing over snow-covered hills in the moonlight. We might have rain instead...

Make your own holiday decor

As guests arrive during this season of celebration and gathering, they’re often greeted by the symbols of the season, wreaths and cornucopias. These arrangements...