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

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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...

The special exhibits in the big barn

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Exhibits of produce, art and handicrafts fill the Agricultural Hall at the fair, mostly grouped by categories — a plate of tomatoes here, a...

From splash to sizzle: The West Tisbury Firefighters’ booth endures

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Some time in the foggy 1970s, the West Tisbury Firefighters’ Civic Association was looking for ways to raise money for their scholarship fund. Someone...

The Fair is a family affair

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Families participate in the Fair in different ways, passing on their enthusiasm from one generation to the next. Children almost universally enjoy the rides. And...

Traditional fun for the littlest fairgoers

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From the pet show and animal barn to puppets and sack races, there is a lot for kids to do at the Ag Fair.

Traditional fun for the littlest fairgoers

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Much of what's special about the Fair isn't unique to this long weekend event, but it's amplified here. It's one of those places where people gather, year after year.

“Hog Wild” poster is a winner for local artist

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Terry Crimmen, a relative newcomer to the art scene, got his start in art after joining his girlfriend at an art seminar on the Cape.

Animals bring Fair’s agricultural heritage to life

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It's not Ferris wheels and games of chance, but animals and farm products, that are the hallmarks of decades of Agricultural Fairs.

Arts Martha’s Vineyard provides a progress report

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The direct economic impact of arts and culture is estimated to be 4.2 percent of the Vineyard's overall economy, according to a recent report.

What is chili exactly? Big Chili Contest competitors elaborate

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From beans to venison, contestants explain what goes in to their vats of chili for the annual contest, this coming Saturday, Jan. 28.

Deer season harvest, road kill make for fine dinner fare

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I brought home my first deer carcass, a road kill, over Thanksgiving. As I sorted through it, I realized I had no idea what to do with all the meat.

First annual Kale Festival on Martha’s Vineyard

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Fruits get festivals, saints and ethnic groups too. So why not celebrate kale, good for you and tasty, if you know how to prepare it.

Edgartown knitters gather to knit, perl, and socialize

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Neither fishermen nor loose women, both often found around the docks, these hookers are crafty, clean-living and dedicated.

Two young women see Africa from Martha’s Vineyard

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This winter, Lila Fischer and Hannah Kahl will travel to Uganda where they will work at Earth Birth, an international women's health collective.

Keeping warm with woodstoves

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Wood burning stoves can be the least expensive way of heating a house through the winter, and there's something satisfying about their immediacy.

Recalling simpler times, greater abundance on Martha’s Vineyard

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Not so long ago fishermen, farmers, and even kids enjoyed a surplus of wild foods, both animal and vegetable.

An era long gone in a remote part of Martha’s Vineyard

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Quansoo says beach to most Islanders, but there's a farm there too, with a rich and interesting history.

Relaxed and friendly Chilmark Flea Market

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Now in its fifth decade, the Chilmark Flea Market attracts vendors and shoppers from all over the Island.

Armenian treats for a Martha’s Vineyard wedding

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For her grandson's wedding, Mary Haigazian taught the caterer how to make traditional Armenian cheese-filled pastries.

Tiffany Smalley of Aquinnah reprises a Harvard commencement

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For the first time in 346 years, a Wampanoag from the Island has earned a B.A. from Harvard University, which simultaneously righted an old wrong.
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