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Veggie-centric dinner

In the ongoing quest for tasty and tempting plant-based meals, I happened upon this recipe from foodandwine.com, and then I made it my own....

Have Faith: Joy

I think I need to come up with some more sophisticated questions for the Island clergy the next time around. I asked them last...

Have faith: Harbor Homes MV

I met last week with Father Chip Seadale from St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and with Karen Tewhey, Associate Commissioner for Homeless Prevention for Dukes...

I’ve been buffaloed

My husband has gone off the deep end. A few weeks ago, our “snacking” went from eating ice cream with hot fudge on top...

Pulling strings

For the first time ever, the sweet, sweet sound of dozens of ukuleles will fill the music tent at the Ag Fair on opening...

Have Faith: What is justice?

When you write a column, sometimes ideas have to sit and stew with you awhile before you begin to write. That's definitely what happened...

My, how you’ve grown!

The Martha's Vineyard Film Society marks its 20th anniversary this year, and celebrations are in order. There are new film festivals on the calendar,...

In Praise of Linda Alley’s Jams and Jellies

Linda Alley's West Tisbury kitchen is as colorful as the glass jars of jams and jellies that line her bright blue countertop. Heart-shaped plates...

Have Faith: Mind, body, spirit

There’s another new pastor on-Island; the Rev. Hyuk Seonwoo comes to Trinity United Methodist Church in the Campground from Warwick, R.I., where he served...

Rejoice, grammar geeks

Grammar nerds are in for a real treat at this year's Islanders Write. New Yorker Ellen Jovin will set up her “Grammar Table” at...

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...