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Find yourself at Bodhi Path

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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

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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

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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

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

‘Adapt to the Impact’

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At least one foot of sea level rise is expected by the year 2040 — a mere 20 years away — Oak Bluffs conservation...

Moku Artisan Furniture: ‘The simpler the better’

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‘Moku’ means ‘wood’ in Japanese. It’s also the name of a budding business that’s carved out a place for itself on Martha’s Vineyard. Moku...

Students pitch in for Zero Waste Week 

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Clothing designer Angela Sison offered multicolor threads, buttons, and slender needles from a flower pincushion to students at the West Tisbury School during their...

Marijuana host agreements under federal review

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A number of Massachusetts municipalities received subpoenas from the state seeking information about the marijuana companies they host, according to a Boston Globe report....

Substance use disorder campaign set to launch in November

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Updated Oct. 31 Alcoholism is a standout problem on Martha’s Vineyard. It is the leading cause of death by substance use, with consumption rates surpassing...

‘Are you ready for anything?’

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West Tisbury emergency management director Russell Hartenstine posed four questions to a group of about 30 people at the Oak Bluffs library Saturday afternoon:    ...

Stocking up

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When the early October nor’easter canceled ferry service two days in a row, the Island Food Pantry panicked.  “We usually get a mountain of produce...

What Islanders wear to work

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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...

Renovation project? Put a Wing on it

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From the classic back-neighborhood bungalow in Vineyard Haven to the old saltbox timber frame in Chilmark — Kristen Ellsworth and William Wing do it...

Design Q+A: How can we prepare our lawns for the winter?

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What are the best ways to prepare our lawns for the winter? You really should aerate your lawn every year and the fall is the...

Winter escapes

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It’s time to start thinking about that well-earned winter getaway, and whether it’s hunkering down in a cabin in Vermont, scuba diving with whale...

IGI receives 2019 Creative Living Award

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The Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard awarded Island Grown Initiative (IGI) the 37th Creative Living Award at a presentation Monday evening at the Farm...

Michelle Obama surprises students at the Edgartown library

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Every day after school, a group of students from the Edgartown School walk next door to the town library for afterschool programming. But Friday...

‘I started saving its seeds, and now it’s perfect’

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Six women sat around a table in the basement of the West Tisbury library. Their voices were soft, their laughter sweet, and their conversation...

Your Martha’s Vineyard climate change roadmap

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There’s no longer any question that climate change is real. Dukes County is ranked one of the fastest warming regions in the nation, and...

Follow your own directions

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I heard crickets chirping as I brushed my teeth. It was just after 10 pm — quiet time — and most of my roommates...