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Coronavirus Chronicles: Are we waving to each other more? Or is it just me?

I had never been much of a stranger-waver. And not under some wildly unfriendly principles — I was just never one to go too...

Reviving sign language on Martha’s Vineyard

Stacks of old books were spread about a table inside Lynn Thorp’s Woodside Village apartment. Each book was earmarked with sticky notes and annotations...

The man behind Main Street Medicinals 

Seasonal resident Noah Eisendrath splits his time between Martha’s Vineyard and the Boston area, but he’d like that to change soon.  “I’ve been looking for...

How to lessen your home’s contribution to climate change

The ICAN Climate Solutions library series continued Tuesday with a talk led by South Mountain engineer Marc Rosenbaum: “Beyond fossil-fuel homes.”  Rosenhaum, armed with more...

Paint a tree, plant a tree

Local artist Jessica Pisano paints trees and birds in the abstract, combining realism with symbolism, and expressing nature’s shapes and movements through oil paint...

‘Real deal’ Indian food

Wednesdays just got spicier.  Indian Night is back by popular demand at the Barn Bowl & Bistro. The weekly special is the brainchild of manager...

A whole lot of Sol

Post-workout bliss is hard to miss. It’s warm. It’s weightless. It’s almost disorienting. Maybe you walk a bit lighter, speak a little softer, and...

Aquinnah on track for MVP designation

On Thursday night, about 30 Aquinnah residents put their heads together to continue a discussion about how to prioritize adaptation strategies in response to...

Dry January — it’s a thing

Among the lengthy list of “start the year off right” routines, “dry January” has emerged as a popular trend. It’s when individuals commit to...

‘It’s time care is made available’

If a woman on Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, or Cape Cod wants an abortion, the nearest provider is in Providence, R.I. “The closest place is in...

Baba Ram Dass dies at 88: ‘The things he said made sense.’

Updated Dec. 30 Spiritual guru Baba Ram Dass died late Sunday at the age of 88. He was a 1960s spiritual counterculture leader, LSD pioneer,...

In 2019, we ate

The final few days of the year are here, rousing those inevitable moments of personal reflection. What did 2019 bring? What did it stir...

Not your typical board member

NAMI is an acronym you likely recognize. It stands for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and it’s the nation’s largest grassroots mental health...

Navigating parenthood

Kaylan Look was five years sober when she moved to Martha’s Vineyard. She arrived with her husband, an Island native, and their 5-month-old daughter,...

Lunch at the OMI

I had heard a lot about the Outermost Inn. One of a kind. Right on the Cliffs. Ocean views. Local food. I had heard...

Can M.V. go 100 percent renewable by 2040?

In late October, the Vineyard Sustainable Energy Committee (VSEC) and the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s Climate Crisis Task Force unveiled a commitment to make all...

Find yourself at Bodhi Path

Undistracted, aware, and at peace. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? The Bodhi Path Center in West Tisbury is an enclave for cultivating just that. Founded...

Extreme makeover, school edition

When a leaky, moldy, low-ceiling Plainfield, N.H., elementary school needed fixing, four volunteers pitched a piecemeal solution to the town.  In 2008, Marc Rosenbaum, Mike...

The ‘other’ Swiss cheese

A 10-pound wheel of raclette sizzled under the panels of an overhead heat lamp. The top started bubbling, stifling the room with an unmissable...

Season’s streamings

Love it or hate it, holiday music has officially hit the airwaves. Now that your morning commutes are accompanied by the likes of Bing...