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Have Faith: Friends and family

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The Ribeiro family — dad Robert, mom Nilma, daughter Ana, and son Matthew — have been active members of the Vineyard Assembly of God...

Cracking the kale code

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Weekend before last, I was in a mood. I didn’t want to exert myself in any way whatsoever, and that included cooking. I’ve been...

Have Faith: My friend Kelly

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I met Kelly Homan Rodoski (just Homan back then) almost 30 years ago when I took a job at the Catholic Sun back in...

Dirty bananas?

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On my usual weekend perusal (never let an opportunity to use that word go by) of “healthy” online recipes, I went a bit off...

Reflections on the Holy Land in a time of war

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With the observance of Ramadan underway, Passover just ahead, and Good Friday being observed this week as we head into Easter weekend, I was...

Faith communities and climate change

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It’s easy to feel defeated and hopeless when we see what’s going on around the world. War, mass shootings, hate crimes, and the realization...

Have Faith: Saintly Suppers

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The Lenten season is a good time to take a deeper dive into spirituality. It’s not all about giving up chocolate or your after-dinner...

Cookie or candy?

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Every family has a few recipes that are famous, if only at their house. At our house it’s my husband’s recipe for Peanut Butter...

Have Faith: A real community

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We have such good news at the MV Times. We’ve spent the last few days talking to members of our Island’s Brazilian community —...

Have Faith: Learning for Lent

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Lent is here for those who recognize it, and I’ve pledged to do a better job of … everything … for this liturgical season....

Roasted veggies with hummus dressing hits the spot

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I found a real beauty online the other day: Roasted Vegetable Orzo Salad with Hummus Dressing. And I came upon it by accident. I...

Have Faith: Lent comes early

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Christmas is the fun Christian liturgical season, with its Advent calendars (sometimes filled with little pieces of candy) and decorated trees. Lent, on the...

Boredom as muse

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It seems culinary inspiration comes and goes around my house. Sometimes I get very energized, and spend all Saturday afternoon planning and prepping and...

An artist who makes time for everything

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The abundance of artistic talent on the Island is always amazing when we stop a minute to think about it. It’s come more to...

Have Faith: New year, new ideas

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A new year means we can take some time to reset our priorities and goals, large or small. I learned long ago to stick...

So long, farewell, to 2023

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What a year we had. Turmoil was a significant part of our lives this year, so it is somewhat comforting to look back and...

Faces and places in 2023

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From Gabe Bellebuono’s job as an onshore — and offshore — wind tech to the young sailor Landon Cormie, to Dr. Charles Silberstein’s take...

Have Faith: Hope in these times

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Something hopeful happened via Pope Francis on Monday. He issued an official document saying that priests can bless same-sex marriages. Who would ever have...

Have Faith: The Wishing Tree

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Polly Simpkins is one of those people who lifts your spirits just by having a conversation with you. And that’s extraordinary. I happened to...

Chef Deon’s Thanksgiving dinner takes many hands

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One of the best ways to celebrate Thanksgiving has always been, well, to give thanks. Chef Deon Thomas, who has a fairly famous kitchen...