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‘Lighting by Jean Rosenthal’

A collection of original Broadway posters line the walls of a weathered West Tisbury studio. John Gielgud’s “Hamlet” hangs next to Harold Prince’s “Cabaret,”...

You’ll never look at hair the same

Some books, films, and documentaries offer a narrative that changes the way audiences perceive a topic. Take “Jaws,” for example — the 1975 film...

A guide to Beach Road Weekend

I have a group of off-Island friends with a summer radar for anything Dispatch — an indie/roots rock band from Middlebury, Vt. When word...

Mad for Mad Rosie’s

Some people frequent Mad Rosie’s for the sandwiches. Others, for the acai bowls. One customer wants to try every salad on the menu. “That’s what...

Back Door Donuts: New look in the front, same party in the back

It’s been a year since a tiny doughnut shop just off Circuit Avenue caught the eyes of three bigtime Boston-based business czars. Seasonal residents...

Addiction: Navigating the system

The opposite of addiction is connection, and with that notion, 20 health professionals from around the Island and region gathered last Thursday, June 20,...

An Island rich in black gold

It’s just before 10 on a Monday morning when Aaron Lowe arrives at Thimble Farm in Vineyard Haven. He parks his teal Subaru in...

Sippin’ the Spring Darling

Caitlin Lewis likes her tequila neat, and her martinis slightly dirty. Mezcal? Pass. Poblano liqueur? Never. Gin? No thanks. Cocktails? Ha. But just because...

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 with tiny smiling whales. Pastel-pink...

#GetFit

Updated June 20Underwear and socks are high on the list of underratedly difficult items to find on Martha’s Vineyard. Most, if not all, of...

Can we take a peek?

The road to Rose Meadow Way in Aquinnah is winding and quiet. It curves under canopied trees with blooming summer leaves, and water views...

Design Q+A: Natural swimming pools

Daniel Whiting, owner and operator of Next Generation Natural Pools Native Islander Whiting shared three recent natural swimming pool projects, as well as facts about...

Patient Centric partners with cannabis giant Acreage Holdings

Updated June 25Patient Centric of Martha’s Vineyard, the Island’s first and only licensed marijuana establishment, has ties to one of the largest cannabis operators...

From pain, dad starts addiction nonprofit

Alan Slatas doesn’t like the word “clean” to describe a person who’s battling addiction. “They’re not dirty if they’re using,” he said in an...

Marijuana shop faces pushback

It was all eyes on Patient Centric CEO Geoff Rose Thursday evening during a community outreach meeting at the Katharine Cornell Theater in Tisbury...

Climate summit called a success

Martha’s Vineyard Charter School senior Aiden Donovan wasn’t sure what to expect at Friday’s first annual Youth Climate Summit. “Will there be enough people?”...

Patient Centric secures retail site for marijuana sales

Patient Centric secured unit 11 of Woodland Business Center in Vineyard Haven for retail sales of recreational marijuana. CEO Geoff Rose said it’s the...

Islanders rally against abortion bans

Islanders took to Five Corners Tuesday evening, joining thousands of Americans in protest of the restrictive abortion laws in Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Mississippi, Kentucky,...

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...