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IGI Mobile Market moves indoors

Island Grown Initiative (IGI) announced an eight-week, one-stop shop to pick up fresh local produce once a week through January and February. The Local...

IGI will receive 5 percent of Whole Foods net sales

Whole Foods Market announced Thursday it will grant Island Grown Initiative (IGI) 5 percent of its net sales on Thursday, Jan. 10, as part...

Beneath the Barcode

People often say a picture is worth a thousand words. For Island filmmaker Len Morris, some pictures are worth a thousand lives.Morris is...

Eclipse Massage opens new digs in Vineyard Haven

On Tuesday, Jan. 1, Eclipse Massage Therapy unveiled its latest business venture — Eclipse Studio, “A space for all,” according to owner Antone Dias....

Islanders share wishes for 2019

Meditate more. Lose 10 pounds. Write stuff down. Whatever it is you wish to accomplish in 2019, The Times wants to know. We set...

Ashley Medeiros: ‘I feel like the Hitch for dogs’

Updated Dec. 24I waited outside Bangkok Thai for my takeout order. A cream-colored chihuahua with long silky hair sat at my ankles. He was...

Faces of food insecurity: Project Bread

Think of food access in Massachusetts like one giant chain. Each link is represented by groups like the Island Food Pantry, the Martha’s Vineyard...

New food code crackdown

Every year, Felix Neck hosts a Fall Festival fundraiser that offers families a leisurely outdoor afternoon with crafts, activities, and an annual bake sale,...

Making medicine from nature

She’s in her fourth week with Lyme disease, and Susie Nedley hasn’t taken a single antibiotic. “I decided to treat myself herbally,” Nedley said,...

Gold, bold, and made with intention

—It starts with a big chunk of blue wax. It’s shaped, molded, cast with metal, and polished clean. Nettie Kent’s handmade, eco-friendly jewelry embodies...

Reinventing herself

Updated Dec. 20A lot can happen in seven years. For Island photographer L.A. Brown, it was a time for artistic expression, collaboration, independence, and...

Pot on the rock

Two pot shops opened in Leicester and Northampton last month, drawing visitors across the state by the thousands and revenue counted in millions. The...

Tune-in to the holidays

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

The state of dementia on Martha’s Vineyard

Dementia is the fifth leading cause of death and debilitation for people over 65 across the nation. Martha’s Vineyard is particularly susceptible to this...

Santa Claus is comin’ to town

They say Santa’s always watching. This year, we’ve got our eyes on him. The Times put together this interactive Santa map so your family...

Traveling the third world on a third-class budget

It was like at first sight.That’s how Tim Maley, husband of author Eileen Maley, described the moment the two first laid eyes on...

Shake the flu

Cough into your sleeve, wash your hands often, and drink plenty of fluids. Only a handful of influenza cases have been detected on-Island so...

Rockin’ round the pop-up shops

We’ve rounded up some holiday pop-ups and go-to spots so you can get all your shopping done early this holiday season. When in doubt...

Faces of food insecurity: Grateful for the grapevine

Updated Nov. 14John Chivers moved back to Martha’s Vineyard about two weeks ago. He’s lived here for eight years, but spent the past two...

Veterans Day: A time to honor all veterans

Sounds of bagpipes echoed through town Sunday morning as the annual Veterans Day parade stepped off from Nancy’s and made its way to Ocean...