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Colin Ruel paintings make you want to step inside them

Artist Colin Ruel was settled into his new studio behind Morrice Florist, happy to discover that the big, bright open room was air-conditioned when...

Have Faith: Welcome!

There are new ministers in place in our Island houses of worship these days. I was able to talk to a couple of them...

Have Faith: Celebrating faith

I talked with a couple of ladies I know who are on fire about the work they're doing. Gina Williams and Lisa Belcastro discovered...

The listening’s easy

Live music is coming back to Alex's Place at the YMCA, and one of the performers is a singer-songwriter who is a freelance writer...

Turning pages

For Mathea Morais, working with Noepe Center for Literary Arts has come full circle. She joined the group as a writer looking for direction...

The allure of alliums

Arrive at my house in Vineyard Haven anytime around 6 pm and you'll find me either peeling, chopping, or dicing garlic and onions. These...

Have Faith: What’s your line?

I know summer is near when I reach out to Island clergy with a “Have Faith” question and only a few people have time...

The joy is in the journey

With more than 200 drums and percussion instruments in his collection, Rick Bausman definitely marches to the beat of his own drummer. He is...

Have Faith: The Tabernacle

It's almost time for the M.V. Camp Meeting Association to open up the Tabernacle with a summer schedule filled with traveling preachers. It always...

Have Faith: Holy roller

Around a year ago I wrote about musician Sean McMahon's Holy Rock and Roll Revival show at the Ritz on Sunday evenings. He and...

Artism for Autism

Artist Traeger di Pietro has created a memorable Messenger Man collaboration in time for the Island Autism Group's new Artism for Autism art show...

A little Monday night music

With a cool breeze coming in the open front door, the Ritz hosted a new band last Monday night, the Cottage City Collective. Well,...

Have Faith: Historic ordination at Unitarian Universalist Church

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Martha's Vineyard has roots in the 1700s, when itinerant preachers came to the Island, and the Stevens Memorial Chapel...

Treat Mom to brunch this weekend

If your mom is like me, she’ll love any gift you give her on Mother’s Day. But if she’s like me, she’d also love...

Hot time

Hopefully sunshine will be on the menu at this weekend’s 33rd annual Big Chili Contest, Saturday, May 11, from 11 am to 7 pm...

Have Faith: Holy Week

Holy Week this year is from Palm Sunday, April 14, to Easter Sunday, April 21. The days within the week signify the last week...

Original Cyn

When Cynthia McGrath was a little girl growing up in Rochester, N.Y., she liked to entertain herself by finding objects that she could make...

Presto! with pesto

In search of the easiest possible way out of making dinner over the weekend, I fell back on a family favorite: Potatoes, Pasta, Pesto,...

What’s your sign?

Astrology, the study of the movements and positions of celestial bodies and their influence on people and the natural world, has gotten a bad...

Have Faith: Give it up

I remember when I was in elementary school, the thing I loved most about Lent was that we had fish fry dinner on Fridays....