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Quaint and cozy

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If you were wondering what became of the building on Main Street in Vineyard Haven where Mad Martha's used to be, wonder no more...

Binging on broccoli

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I don’t remember eating much broccoli when I was growing up. My mom, God bless her, didn’t like to cook. She liked to work....

Have Faith: Darkness and light

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It's not always easy to have faith. Sometimes we get a taste of what St. John of the Cross called “the dark night of...

Have Faith: A new spiritual leader

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I first met Rabbi Giulia Fleishman years ago when I was working at the West Tisbury library. She exudes the word “kindness” from the...

Have Faith: Grieving

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We've been joking around the office about how rough July was — some of us struggled through COVID, those who hadn't gotten it previously...

‘The Woman King’

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The Performing Arts Center was packed on Saturday for the last evening of the M.V. African American Film Festival. The Academy awardwinning actress Viola...

A man and his music

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There are certain songs that open floodgates of memories — no matter what decade you grew up in. For me, Don McLean's “Vincent” sets...

The magical world of artist Traeger di Pietro

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In a world filled with 24/7 news cycles and economic and societal strife, taking time to admire Traeger di Pietro's art is a must....

Finger-pickin’ good

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Talking with musician Jim Kweskin is a bit like getting a history lesson in Americana music. Kweskin founded the 1960s Jim Kweskin Jug Band...

Me and Ina Garten

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I love Ina Garten. I love when she has those little dinner parties at her East Hampton, N.Y., home. Ina goes to local markets...

Have Faith: What can we do?

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Between reading Catherine Walthers' Edible Vineyard story on World Central Kitchen (bit.ly/evworldkitchen) and George Brennan's story on “Covering the Russian Invasion of Ukraine” at...

Better than ever

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The 20th annual Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAAFF), an Oscar-qualifying film festival in the short film category, opens with an impressive slate...

What Are You Watching? ‘The Sopranos’

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars I was late to “The Sopranos” table, just starting to watch it a month or so ago. We wrapped...

‘Best job in the world’

Paula Poundstone brings her spontaneous wit to the Performing Arts Center on Saturday, July 16, with an 8 pm show. The Times spoke with...

Have Faith: Visiting preachers

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One of my favorite aspects of summer on the Island is all of the visiting guest preachers who come to the Tabernacle and to...

Wired for sound

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Along with the major acts coming to play at Beach Road Weekend, there are other national touring acts that will hit Island stages this...

Have Faith: Flags and faith

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I was all set to write a column about spiritual reading, and then yesterday someone from the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury reached...

A love story for the ages

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A newly released documentary short, “The Letter Men,” debuted at Tribeca this week, and the powerful, compact story has an Island connection. Mike Diaz, a...

All the right notes

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While Veterans Park will be filled with at least 10,000 music lovers at Beach Road Weekend later this summer, some of us also enjoy...

Have Faith: Special visitor

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There's a special event coming up at the Community Baptist Church of Gay Head in Aquinnah. Pastor Sean McMahon tells me that the Rev....