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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...

Artism for Autism

Artist Traeger di Pietro has created a memorable Messenger Man collaboration in time for the Island Autism Group's new Artism for Autism art show...

A little Monday night music

With a cool breeze coming in the open front door, the Ritz hosted a new band last Monday night, the Cottage City Collective. Well,...

Have Faith: Historic ordination at Unitarian Universalist Church

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Martha's Vineyard has roots in the 1700s, when itinerant preachers came to the Island, and the Stevens Memorial Chapel...

Treat Mom to brunch this weekend

If your mom is like me, she’ll love any gift you give her on Mother’s Day. But if she’s like me, she’d also love...

Hot time

Hopefully sunshine will be on the menu at this weekend’s 33rd annual Big Chili Contest, Saturday, May 11, from 11 am to 7 pm...

Have Faith: Holy Week

Holy Week this year is from Palm Sunday, April 14, to Easter Sunday, April 21. The days within the week signify the last week...

Original Cyn

When Cynthia McGrath was a little girl growing up in Rochester, N.Y., she liked to entertain herself by finding objects that she could make...

Presto! with pesto

In search of the easiest possible way out of making dinner over the weekend, I fell back on a family favorite: Potatoes, Pasta, Pesto,...

What’s your sign?

Astrology, the study of the movements and positions of celestial bodies and their influence on people and the natural world, has gotten a bad...

Have Faith: Give it up

I remember when I was in elementary school, the thing I loved most about Lent was that we had fish fry dinner on Fridays....

Nestling in at Nat’s Nook

Every time I go to Nat’s Nook, situated off Main Street in Vineyard Haven in exactly what it says — a nook — I...

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...