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‘My Sister and I’

Jacquie Renear wrote “My Sister and I,” a charming story of two sisters, 8 and 10 years old, who grew up on Martha’s Vineyard...

Big sale at Island Entertainment

Attention, movie buffs. What has been called one of the finest video stores in the country is having a liquidation sale. The sale will...

The Vineyard Connection: Because ultimately, everything is local

Most everyone is familiar with the term “six degrees of separation,” the notion that any two people can be connected to each other (or...

From Skull Island to Martha’s Vineyard

When I think of famous Hollywood couples, I tend to think of Bogey and Bacall, Tracy and Hepburn, Pickford and Fairbanks — Riskin and...

Swing bed program

Vineyarders are fortunate in that in addition to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, we can draw on specialized medical resources in Boston and on the Cape....

Getting young people involved in the trades

For kids interested in going off to college, between guidance counseling and financial counseling, there are a lot of resources available to help them...

‘One who is touched by the sun’

Laurel Redington is a swirl of good karma. Sitting across from her in her studio at MVY Radio, she radiates positive energy as she...

Island Entertainment fades to black

Island Entertainment, the Island’s only remaining video store, and what many have described as a national treasure, will be closing its doors for good...

Seaworthy Gallery closes its doors

Just after the first of the year, the Seaworthy Gallery on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven posted a large sign on the front of...

Open enrollment for the Health Connector ends Jan. 23

Open Enrollment refers to the yearly period when people can enroll in a health insurance plan. The enrollment periods for commercial plans are typically...

Oak Bluffs library gets a Steinway

David Stanwood’s studio is located in a gabled, hip-roofed barn on a dirt road behind his house in West Tisbury. Inside the barn is...

Mike Adell: ‘You make time, you figure it out’

Two-thirds of the way through my interview with Mike Adell about volunteering on the Island, I thought to myself, “My word, there’s only so...

Dealing with diet over the holidays

It’s a mixed blessing. You look forward to holiday parties and going out to eat, but you know there’s a price to pay. But...

Moving a museum

Last week, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum completed its move from the old campus in Edgartown to its new location at the renovated Marine Hospital...

‘Forty Years in the Making: The Magic Music Movie’

In the Sixties on Martha’s Vineyard, several musicians played coffeehouses — the Mooncusser, the Chilmark Community Center. They’d go on to move to Colorado...

Teaching kids to save

In 1988, on Patti Leighton’s second day of work at the Martha’s Vineyard Bank, she put a note in the suggestion box: “Why don’t...

Waking the house when it’s time to move on

On a cold and blustery January morning in 1987, Joyce, my soon-to-be wife, and I sat in the Black Dog Tavern with the real...

Creating coziness

I don’t have an interior decorator gene. If you ask me how to go about making a room more cozy, I would say add...

The Aronie brothers and their Zero Blaster

It began with an email I received from Nancy Aronie, who many of you know from her Chilmark Writing Workshops, but she was writing...

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

One in eight women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s the most common cancer in women, and the second leading...