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Battling food insecurity

There are many misconceptions about food insecurity. “It’s not synonymous with starvation,” Kayte Morris, executive director of the Island Food Pantry, said. “It really...

Shipping out

“The major part of his life must be lived at sea, must be lived in a world which automatically cuts him off from the...

The restaurant that lit up Oak Bluffs

 It was early June 1987, the day of the much-heralded opening of the Oyster Bar (an American Bistro) in Oak Bluffs, Raymond and Jaime...

Getting the lead out

The Massachusetts Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control Regulation (Lead Law) requires all children to be screened for lead poisoning multiple times through the age...

‘Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary People’

On Sept. 30, the third “Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary People” conversation was held at the West Tisbury library, an event sponsored by the library...

Beth Kramer to leave W.T. library

Beth Kramer, who has served as director of the West Tisbury library since 2007, has announced that she will be retiring in the spring....

Living large at Atria

If you haven’t yet been to Atria for dinner, put it on your bucket list. The praise for Chef Christian Thorton has not been...

Health and wellness

“Western medicine defines health as the absence of disease,” Dr. Elliott Dacher, founder of the Meditation and Mindfulness program, says. Regardless of whether you...

‘Will epitomized love’

As Will Luckey would have said about the celebration of his life held on the grounds of the Tisbury Water Works Saturday afternoon, “It’s...

Nelia passes the crown

When Nelia Decker was a little girl, she wanted to be either a brain surgeon or a librarian. Fortunately for several generations of Island...

Sept. 23 is Falls Prevention Day

Statistics show that falls are a leading cause of injury for people age 65 and older. “A significant percentage of seniors have balance issues,”...

‘The Wild World of Jacqueline Baer’

It took 86 years, but Jackie Baer finally had a coming-out party, and some party it was. Last Sunday, Kara Taylor turned over half...

Chilmark softball players team up on summer Sundays

It was one of a long string of sparkling Sunday mornings this summer as I drove down Tabor House Road in Chilmark, took a...

Dispatches from Woodstock nation

Updated 10/17, 2:45 pmIt was as if life as we knew it in the late sixties was thrown into a blender and out came...

Hanging at Helios

It was January in 1976, the coldest day of the year, and Doug Thatcher was just glad that he was inside where it was...

Putting tularemia on your radar

When people think of tick-borne illnesses, they most often think of Lyme disease, but there are other possibilities as well. While nowhere near as...

West Tisbury Library names first Linda Chapman Fellow

On Wednesday, July 17, the first Linda Chapman Fellow was announced at a brief ceremony at West Tisbury Free Public Library. The recipient of...

The day the world showed up

At around 9 o’clock on the night of July 16, 1999, my son Spike and I left Tashmoo to bring our 30-foot sloop, Morning...

‘The Writing Life’

On Wednesday, June 26, the Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing and the Vineyard Haven library presented “The Writing Life, Public and Private,” a...

TeleStroke

“Though strokes can and do occur to people of any age, the risk of stroke increases with advanced age,” Mike Spiro, nurse manager, ER...