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Embracing the American dream

Every community has its stories tucked away and almost forgotten, but as long as someone remembers, the story is not lost. There are many...

What’s in a name?

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The African American Heritage Trail and the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School began an exciting collaboration in 2020, when Deirdre Brown’s history classes worked...

What the African American Heritage Trail means to Jarrett Campbell

Twenty-five years ago, the notion of creating an African American Heritage Trail on the Vineyard was inspired by the questions of a group of...

Biden goes to Ireland

It was a feast day and a fair day all combined when President Joe Biden returned to his ancestral home in the town of...

Change makers

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The Cottagers Corner building on Pequot Avenue in Oak Bluffs has a story to tell. The story is one of generations of hard-working African...

Honoring St. Brigid

Ireland’s ancient goddess, Brigid, long beloved and venerated in the hearts of the people, has been granted national recognition with an annual public holiday....

Community champion

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Carrie Camillo Tankard was born in Newark, N.J., and would probably have spent her life there had it not been for the violent riots...

Parade returns to Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day

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The small town of Ballina in County Mayo, Ireland, erupted with joy on March 17, celebrating the first parade honoring Ireland’s patron, St. Patrick,...

Dispatch: County Mayo, Ireland

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From time to time, The Times will feature dispatches from Islanders around the globe. This week, Elaine Cawley Weintraub writes from County Mayo, Ireland....

Heritage Trail is long, winding, and unfinished

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What began as a hopeful promise to a small boy many years ago has grown beyond both his and our wildest dreams. Those long-ago...

Small Irish town celebrates Joe Biden

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American flags are flying all over the picturesque little town of Ballina, which is nestled on the banks of the River Moy in County...

I am an immigrant

I have a story to tell. I am an immigrant. I am many other things too, but that is one of my identities. I...

Bedside Table: Elaine Weintraub

Reading in bed is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend time. The pile of books beside my bed represents peace, tranquility and...

Exploring the African American Heritage Trail

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The eighth grade class of the West Tisbury School spent an entire school day creating their own personal answers to the questions: What is...

Holocaust survivor speaks at West Tisbury School

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Sami Steigmann, Holocaust survivor and motivational speaker, had a busy time last week. On Thursday, he spoke to both the seventh and eighth grade...

African American Heritage Trail dedicates site

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The African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard has 26 sites honoring the diverse achievements of people of color. On Friday, Nov. 24, they...