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Calendar chronicles

It was a sparkling July afternoon, and Ronni Simon and I sat out next to the pool at her home tucked into the woods...

Jackie Baer’s show ‘Pandemic’ makes the most of her battle with COVID-19

It was a tough spring for Jackie Baer. In March, the beloved 87-year-old artist, sculptor, photographer, and all-around blithe spirit slipped in the bathroom...

Flounder, fluke, and flying by the seat of your pants

Bob Mone, owner of Mone Insurance, has a well-appointed office overlooking Vineyard Haven harbor. It’s decorated with a nautical motif; there’s a 5-foot admiralty...

Thinking beyond the normal

Ovid Ward, a noted Vineyard artist, sculptor, and boat designer, died on June 17 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, at the age of 75. Ward...

A little sunshine on those cloudy days

In 1986, Kate Healy of Vineyard Haven was diagnosed with breast cancer and she realized that she needed someone she could talk with —...

‘Carry in, carry home’

At the head of each path leading down to State Beach from Beach Road, you’re confronted with a brightly colored sign urging you to...

Get shuckin’

Martha’s Vineyard has an appetite for oysters. Last month a Grand Oyster Giveaway was held at the Agricultural Hall fairgrounds, and cars were backed...

Scarlet Rivera and the Bluefish

When Tim Goodman walked into Fred Walecki’s guitar shop in Malibu in February of 2014, little did he know that he was about to...

The history sleuth

“All eyes were on Martha’s Vineyard in the spring of 1932. Charles Lindbergh Jr., 20-month-old son of the famed transatlantic pilot, had been kidnapped...

Curl up with a good eBook

Just because you can’t physically go to the library in these days of social isolation, that doesn’t mean that the library can’t come to...

First Friday goes virtual

Last spring, Althea Freeman-Miller opened up her art studio, Althea Designs, in Vineyard Haven. She creates colorful and playful linoleum block prints. But even...

Addiction in isolation

Being in recovery is a balancing act. And to keep one’s equilibrium, people with an addiction have to maintain a certain level of order...

Island musicians honor a legend

On April 7, John Prine, one of the most influential songwriters of our time, died as a result of COVID-19. Prine was known for...

Life in the time of social distancing

The best advice I’ve read about maintaining your sanity while holed up at home is this — put on your pants. In other words...

Gina Stanley’s way of giving back

So many people on the Island are doing so much in this turbulent time to reach out and help one another. This is the...

Finding silver linings

Beth Kramer didn’t set out to be a library director, but in a way, her peripatetic journey prepared her perfectly. Kramer studied biology and...

Read my lips

Tina Turner was in the house. As was Eddie Van Halen. And Ariana Grande, or at least Ariana as interpreted by a fellow with...

Dream big, work hard

As a little girl, Maggie Mae, owner of Maggie's Salon in Vineyard Haven, always knew she wanted to cut hair. She styled the hair...

Powering transportation with electricity

Updated 3/25 On Feb. 11, the fifth event in the “Climate Solutions for the Vineyard” series was held at the West Tisbury library. It...

Breath is fuel

On Saturday, Feb. 15, as part of the Mansion House Health Club’s annual Winter Workshop Series, an intensive indoor cycling class was held titled...