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We’re with the band

People like distractions. People especially like distractions when they are working out. The ultimate distraction is to give a person two slightly weighted, neon-green...

Vineyard Holiday Shop needs a home

For over 20 years, the Vineyard Holiday Shop, a pop-up holiday shop in Vineyard Haven, has been a beacon of business for local artists...

Neil Howl debuts new album, ‘Run Run’

Rootsy, folky, and groovy tunes carry listeners through Neil Howl’s debut album “Run Run,” released in August. The singer-songwriter has been at it for...

Business News: Bluewave Body Co. makes waves on Martha’s Vineyard

Gwyneth Wallace, an Edgartown native and mother of five, had her own bath and body shop five years ago. She was always interested in...

Song Exchange Project brings people together, one tune at a time

Roberta Kirn was walking along a dirt path through a Haitian village when she heard some faint humming in the distance. She noticed two...

Society has spoken: Cupping is in

Susan Sanford lined up a set of clear plastic cups, one next to the other. Some large, some small, others tiny. But she wasn’t...

Illustrator Omar Rayyan visits the ‘Goblin Market’ in new book

Ever curious who’s behind the image of a Bacchic brown bear sitting atop a beer barrel in a slobbery rage? Or a little Victorian...

Adopt dogs at the Black Dog in Vineyard Haven on Saturday

Angels Helping Animals and the Black Dog are teaming up for their annual Doggie Adoption Day on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 am to...

Sailing Heals Martha’s Vineyard

At 53 feet, 44 tons, and at 7.8 knots, the polished wooden sailing yacht cut through gentle waves and a steady wind before tacking....

Hey, Martha’s Vineyard: What’s in your teacup?

It’s interesting what can happen when you start looking at your life as a cup of tea. For Polly Simpkins, it was life-changing.She sat...

Consenses: The Grand Finale (or Beginning)

The lifespan of Sally Taylor’s Consenses exhibition in its Vineyard Haven space is coming to an end, but the project is far from over.“Since...

Yoga stretches beyond the mat

Eyes closed. Attention inwards. Muscles relaxed. The early morning sun against a cloudless sky scans every inch of your body, blanketing it with a...

Possible Dreams Auction: Here because of you

Imagine scoring the best seats in the house for the Oak Bluffs fireworks, with private dining at Offshore Ale Co. Or having a Bad...

Martha’s Vineyard gets stoked for Chadwick Stokes

The Island hits all notes of nostalgia for singer-songwriter Chadwick Stokes, the man behind the sounds of Dispatch and State Radio. On Saturday, July...

The Bishop Gallery brings ‘The Art in Jazz’ to Martha’s Vineyard

The Brooklyn-based Bishop Gallery made its way to the Island last weekend with its pop-up exhibition “The Art in Jazz.” Gallery co-owner Stevenson Dunn...

Farm. Field. Sea. digs into Wampanoag heritage

The cars lining the street at Orange Peel Bakery in Aquinnah last Wednesday weren’t just for Juli Vanderhoop’s weekly community pizza night. For the...

Sing a sappy song with Alan Cumming

It wouldn’t surprise me if the last thing you watched on TV had Alan Cumming’s name listed somewhere in the credits. Known for his...

Nat Lawson performs feats of mentalism

“We’re going to play a game over the phone,” 16-year-old Nat Lawson of Rockport, Maine, said as he prepared to read my mind. And...

West Tisbury Police officer uses cruiser to herd wayward sheep

Responding to a report of loose sheep at the crossing of Old County Rd. and State Rd. early Thursday morning, West Tisbury police officer...

Tisbury Wharf prepares for the arrival of Polynesian vessel Hokule’a

On Tuesday, June 28, Vineyard Haven Harbor will welcome Hokule’a, a replica of an ancient Polynesian double-hulled sailing canoe making her way around the...