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What’s your perfect day?

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Labor Day is sneaking up on us fast; soon the days will shorten, temperatures will drop, and the summer, which most of us have...

Bob Dutton dies before Zoom performance

UPDATED AUG. 29 Bob Dutton is known to countless Islanders for Island Entertainment, which he founded in 1986, for his work with the Martha’s Vineyard...

Cat found after 23-day walkabout

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Ellie and Christian Flanders moved back to the Vineyard in June to live in West Tisbury with Christian’s grandparents. And rounding out the Flanders...

Colin Whyte and his flying machine

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It was the fall of 1993, and Colin Whyte was sitting on the beach in Cancún, gazing out at a small seaplane towing a...

Pies, cakes, art, and Richard Lee

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A smile traces the lips of Toni Cohen as she thinks back on a certain Halloween in 1977. “There were about a dozen people in...

Calendar chronicles

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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’

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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