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Safe harbors

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Beacons on hilltops have guided mariners to safe harbor since the dawn of recorded history, and when Martha’s Vineyard was an important port for...

Island Grown Schools celebrates 15 years

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This year, Island Grown Schools (IGS) celebrates its 15th anniversary. In its decade and a half, IGS has built school gardens, taken students to...

Building healthy relationships

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Ladyfest is coming up Oct. 8. It’s a celebration of women musicians that supports Connect to End Violence, a program of Martha’s Vineyard Community...

A new adaptation

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Dana Valentine is a pensive young ex-con who is offered a life-or-death opportunity to join a covert society of assassins that rights the wrongs...

Learn by doing

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“Main Street” is the center of the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School, its entryway, meeting space, library, and more. It’s a place where things...

Pretty as a picture

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Brightly colored and intricately carved trim adorns many of the houses in Oak Bluffs. The epicenter of this style is the Martha’s Vineyard Camp...

Take a walk

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January and February are too chilly for sunbathing on the beach, but you can still bundle up and take a walk to get outdoors...

A Chicken Alley Christmas

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My Christmas shopping got a jump-start the other day when I wandered into Chicken Alley looking for cookie tins. I found them right away,...

Fresh from the oven

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When the weather cools, ovens heat up. Starting with Thanksgiving pies and wrapping up with New Year’s treats, bakers are busy in their kitchens,...

Family Center goes above and beyond

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Parents call the Martha’s Vineyard Family Center a lifeline. Before, during, and after the shutdowns and quarantines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the early years...

Kids rock

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Anyone who has gone to an all-ages community event with live music has seen that young children are the first to get onto the...

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...