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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 3/25On 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...

Adventures in online dating

Updated: 2/14Years ago, my stepmother, who was then in her 70s, was planning to come over to our house from Falmouth for Thanksgiving dinner,...

Peer Recovery Support Center holds a ribbon cutting

On Saturday, Feb. 8, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the opening of the Peer Recovery Support Center at the Red House, adjacent...

The Spumoni Chronicles

It’s been a whirlwind trip for Mary Lou Piland of Vineyard Haven. In 2016 Piland gave a Moth talk at the Tabernacle in Oak...

Andrew Flake receives lifetime achievement award

About 30 years ago, Andrew Flake had breakfast at the Black Dog with fellow builders Colin Whyte and John Early, and tossed out the...

Putting Martha’s Vineyard on the map

I sat with Chris Seidel on the top floor of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission building in Oak Bluffs. Seidel is soft-spoken and articulate, with...

Teenage vaping

According to the M.V. Youth Task Force (MVYTF), over half of Martha’s Vineyard high school students have tried vaping, and the figures increase every...

Coming up at the Vineyard Haven library

The Vineyard Haven library screens “Red Joan” at 7 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 7. In the film, Joan Stanley (Judi Dench) is a widow...

Mike Barnes: ‘I can drive a truck’

I sat with Mike Barnes over a cup of coffee at the Black Dog Cafe because I had heard he was doing some interesting...

Welcome to Martha’s Vineyard, Michelle and Barack

Welcome to the Vineyard Michelle and Barack, so great to have you here as residents, albeit seasonal, but then — you never know. And...

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

Updated 11/18/19“The major part of his life must be lived at sea, must be lived in a world which automatically cuts him off from...

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....