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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...

A soft touch

“It’s going to be magical,” promised Virginia Munro, program director at the Edgartown library. She discovered Aine Minogue through Spotify, and traveled off-Island to...

It’s the write time for NaNoWriMo

November first marks the beginning of National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo, or just NaNo). It’s an event that draws hundreds of...

Building leaders

Last Friday night, my daughter and I joined fellow Girl Scouts to celebrate a group of girls who were moving up from the Junior...

Who’s who behind the Ag Fair

Behind the scenes, the fair is jumping into the 21st century with both feet. The “Fair Ladies,” who began their careers at the fair...

All’s Fair

Cows in the barn, cotton candy, and carnival rides are classic fair attractions, but there’s always room for something new. Around the fairgrounds, educational...

Celebrate the ones you love with homemade gifts

Making gifts is a time-honored tradition, but who has the time? The good news is that it doesn’t have to take much more time...

Kimchi and Kombucha 101

Most of us consume cultured and fermented foods — yogurt, sourdough bread, kimchi, and more — but the majority of home cooks here have...

Women and the sea

Last Saturday, the Oak Bluffs library hosted “Women and the Sea,” a presentation about songs and ballads of women and the sea. Debra Cowan...

Living Local Harvest Festival schools us on sustainability

This weekend, the 18th annual Living Local Harvest Festival will be happening at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury, rain or shine. The festival...

Hog heaven

Some might come to the fair to pig out, others bring their pigs. Pigs, also known as swine, have a strong footing here on...

Featherstone’s ‘Big’ opening featured new gallery space and plenty of visitors

About 500 people turned out last Friday night for the “Big” show, which opened the Francine Kelly Gallery at Featherstone Center for the Arts’s...