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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...

Adventures in online dating

Updated: 2/14 Years 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...