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On the level at Lambert’s Cove

It was a sun’s out, shoes off, shades-on kind of morning, as 17 students from MVRHS took on the labor-intensive task of leveling the...

Island Intervention Center releases pilot-year review

Islanders in crisis — be it mental health or substance use — have a safe, quiet, private, and professional place to call home on...

Can we take a peek?

A well designed room is like a painting, and like any great artist, a designer knows when it’s time to stop.“You have to...

Renovating a legacy

If you’ve driven through downtown Edgartown in the last month or so, you’ve no doubt noticed the abundance of chirping cranes, buzzing saws, and...

What Islanders wear to work

When people think style on Martha’s Vineyard, a certain vision sweeps over the minds of the unknowing. Salmon-colored shorts spotted with tiny smiling whales....

Spring clean your health

Think spring cleaning is just about housework? The new season offers a perfect time to check in with our bodies and minds as well....

If ICAN do it, so can you

Cut carbon and greenhouse gas emissions, move toward solar and alternative energy, advocate for environmentally-minded legislation and people in office, and increase emergency preparedness...

Hit the Town

Nothing rousts locals like talk of a new spot to eat, hang out, watch the game, and grab a drink. Town Bar & Grill,...

Clean energy grant awarded to Island Grown

On Friday, April 26, the Baker-Polito administration announced a $25,000 grant to local food and farming nonprofit Island Grown Initiative (IGI). The grant was...

Creating a compost culture

Every time I scrape food waste into the trash I think to myself, this could and should be composted. Unfortunately, I don’t have the...

Compost sale at Thimble Farm this Earth Day

Earth Day is Monday, April 22, and Island Grown Initiative (IGI) is selling 200 yards of locally collected and cured compost at Thimble Farm...

Opioid epidemic hits home hard

When Kathy Farrissey was a kid, everybody knew the one, maybe two, drug addicts on the Island. Now, she can point out at least...

Getting the pulse at the 2019 Hospital Health Fair

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital corridors were buzzing Saturday morning, and it wasn’t because a lot of people were sick or injured.“So often, you...

Nonprofit Core leadership program celebrates first year on-Island

Nine leaders from nine Island nonprofits were recognized Wednesday as the first graduates of the Institute for Nonprofit Practice (INP) Core Certificate Program on...

Little House pop-up packs big flavor

Updated April 6I can’t remember the last time I sat down for a three-course meal and walked out of the place empty-handed. I’m notorious...

Dukes County ranked 50th healthiest community

U.S. News ranked America’s 500 healthiest communities for 2018–19, and Dukes County ranked No. 50 overall, and No. 1 in Massachusetts. Communities were ranked...

Meet Melisande Knowles

Blended voices echo generations of sound off the white walls and hardwood floors at Windemere’s Unit 3 Nursing and Rehabilitation Center every Monday afternoon.“What...

Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard publishes annual report

The 2018 annual report for Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard revealed the organization’s two most pressing needs —  more physical space and a bigger staff...

Ten years of meditation with Elliott Dacher

Take 10 deep breaths. Create a clearing of the overactive mind. Pick a focal point — maybe the place under your nostrils, or your...

Can we take a peek?

My phone buzzed on the way to this Vineyard home: “Text me when you’re here,” it read. “There’s a mean goose that attacks people.”...