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Holly Bellebuono, appointed executive director, at ACE MV

Holly Bellebuono, administrator, entrepreneur, and communicator, has recently been appointed executive director of ACE MV Bellebuono was recently executive co-ordinator for Healthy Aging M.V.,...

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...

The madcap world of Chef Joe Hyde

“At Gay Head on Martha's Vineyard, where fishing for striped bass can be a pretentious production calling for belted waders, plug bags, and floating...

‘The Writing Life, Public and Private’

On Wednesday, June 26, at 6 pm, the Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing and the Vineyard Haven library will present three renowned writers...

The best and the brightest

In January of this year, the Boston Globe ran a five-part series tracking valedictorians who graduated from Boston high schools between 2005 and 2007....

Bridget’s back

People traveling from the Oak Bluffs Steamship Authority terminal on May 15 were treated to a familiar sight, the effervescent Bridget Tobin waving to...

‘Ordinary Lives of Extraordinary People,’ featuring Alan Brigish

On June 3 at 7 pm, the West Tisbury library will host the next “Ordinary Lives of Extraordinary People,” featuring an interview with Alan...

A soldier’s story within a story

Everett Spees of Chilmark is 86 years old, and spent a career in the U.S. military, where he was a surgeon specializing in transplant...

Bingo with the seniors

For Give Back Day, 16 MVRHS students went to Woodside Village, the independent living center behind the Y, to do a little yard work...

Taking the pulse of the Vineyard

This month, the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital will be conducting the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), a way to take a snapshot of the...