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Window into the world

There were two Nobel Peace prizewinners in 2014 when recipient and activist Malala Yousafzai, the young woman from Pakistan, grabbed the world's attention with...

Have Faith: Anchored in faith

I’ve been told once or twice that it takes at least a year before newly assigned pastors can get the lay of the land...

Calling all makers

It's time for the Mini Maker Faire again, and Jennifer Rapuano, young adult librarian at the Vineyard Haven library, is ready to introduce you...

Reading, writing, and relationships

Vineyard optometrist David Finkelstein just returned from the village of Nshupu in northeastern Tanzania with his wife Molly a few weeks ago, and he’s...

Have Faith: The Island’s historical deaf community

The Unitarian Universalist Church welcomed a special guest last Sunday, Dr. David Martin, former dean of the School of Education at Gallaudet University, a...

Topping it off

The great thing about pizza is that you can make it into anything you want. We’ve expanded the possibilities over the past couple of...

Love everlasting

Joe Costa, 88, met his wife Vivian, 84, at a spudnut shop in Glendale, Ariz., 67 years ago and, at least for him, it...

Have Faith: The world around us

The Sisters of St. Francis in Syracuse that I’m familiar with were known for their steadfast devotion to the environment, and as followers of...

What are friends for?

I had my first Thai salad in a little town called Fort Branch, outside Evansville, Ind., about eight years ago. I haven’t been the...

Have Faith: Will justice prevail?

The M.V. Hebrew Center honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel with a service on Friday, Jan. 18. Special guest...

Have Faith: Keeping warm, inside and out

The Houses of Grace are open for business, and so is the Warming Center set up at Good Shepherd Parish on School Street in...

Grace under pressure

Temperatures are dipping into the low 30s and it won’t be long before we brace ourselves for nor’easters and wind chill numbers. It’s the...

‘Delish!’ dishes

I grew up in Missouri, where we added a full cup of sugar to our pitcher of iced tea, and my mother made milk...

Have faith: New you

When I was a kid, I’d try with all my might to stay up to midnight on New Year’s Eve. For some reason that...

Make a wish

Polly and Brad Simpkins invite the entire Island community to visit their wishing tree, decorated with lights and festooned with lots of wishes already,...

Have Faith: Many hands

After talking with the women in the NOW committee at the United Methodist Church, I’m wondering what I could possibly be doing with my...

Little pizzas packed with flavor

I’m about to let you in on one of my most prized secret recipes. (It’s taken me a year to come to grips with...

Have Faith: Friends in faith

I met my friend Lisa Belcastro at our Wednesday Writers group at Cleaveland House in West Tisbury. She’s a terrific writer of Christian romance...

Selma Frank at 101

Her eyesight is failing, but Selma Frank’s hearing is sharp and her sense of humor is still going strong, all pretty amazing considering she’s...

Take a long lunch

Last Wednesday we were lucky enough to have a half-day at work, so a few of us took off to check out the lunch...