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Have Faith: On pilgrimage

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Almost 20 years ago, I made a pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, with the North American Lourdes Volunteers, a nonprofit based in Syracuse. I was...

And on vocals …

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  With the Jeremy Berlin Trio backing them, an A list of Island vocalists will have fun trying out a jazz-style performance at Pathways Arts...

Have Faith: Mental and spiritual health

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Beginning Feb. 18, folks will have a unique option for facing the challenges life throws at them. Therapist Jeremy McLellan, a good friend of...

Have Faith: World Day of Peace

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The Catholic Church observed the first ever World Day of Peace on Jan. 1, 1968, and for me, it’s a reminder of the good...

Larkin Stallings: ‘Doing what needs to be done’

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You might know Larkin Stallings and his wife Jackie from the Ritz, their legendary dive bar in Oak Bluffs. It’s time to meet his...

Saying so long to 2022

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It was all Beck, Billy Strings, and Bully at Beach Road Weekend in August, a summer of music that brought more local talent, like...

Can win

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I can’t remember when I first began to incorporate beans into our diet around here, but they are definitely a large part of it...

Have Faith: Welcome

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Sometimes you come across really powerful words by happenstance. I saw a reference to Father Richard Rohr, a Franciscan priest and ecumenical teacher who...

What Are You Watching? ‘Happy Valley’

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4 out of 5 stars My fascination with British television continues with “Happy Valley,” a crime drama filmed in Northern England starring Sarah Lancashire, who...

All that jazz

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Ray Fallon arrived on the Island to teach music at the Tisbury School four years ago, and as much as he enjoyed watching young...

Have Faith: Meet Charles Rus

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St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Edgartown welcomed musician and organist Charles Rus to the parish community back in July, in the middle of an...

The other French chef

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I’ve got a couple of confessions to make. First, I opened the cookbook I bought my son-in-law Vukasin for Christmas, and used it this...

What Are You Watching? ‘Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time’

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Four out of 5 stars By Connie Berry When I was in college eons ago, I didn’t know anyone who hadn’t read Kurt Vonnegut. I loved...

Have Faith: Welcome!

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It’s a newsy week in the faith world here, it seems. After a church-led search, the congregation of the Federated Church in Edgartown announces...

Join the club

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The Portuguese American Club in Oak Bluffs has more and more become a place to gather, hang out, shoot pool, listen to music, grab...

The jam’s back

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Magic happens up in Chilmark in the off-season. The town’s community center is transformed four times a year into what feels like a giant...

What Are You Watching? ‘American Rust’

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars My Saturdays are spent in a recliner wearing sweatpants with the remote in my hand. (I need a day...

Have Faith: Spiritual fitness

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Instead of writing about my own spiritual journey, I thought it would be fun and much more interesting to ask someone else about theirs....

Dick Iacovello’s evolution

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Dick Iacovello is a fixture at Mocha Mott's in Vineyard Haven, and for the month of November, the popular coffee spot will feature an...

What Are You Watching? ‘Bad Sisters’

I have a subscription to nearly every noteworthy streaming service, and was happy to order Apple TV a couple of years ago. I’ve watched...