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The abundance and breadth of the Island's musical talent was clearly in evidence last Thursday as an audience that completely filled the pews of Our Lady Star of the Sea Church thrilled to the annual, aptly named Reflections of Peace concert.
Kenny Ponte has lived with diabetes since he was two. Now, facing renal failure, he needs a new kidney.
Ten years ago Island musician Kate Taylor attended a concert at the Old Whaling Church that brought her to tears. Texan Tish Hinojosa was the performer.
Among the first non-affiliated Americans to rush to the aid of Haitians after the devastating January earthquake was Island born and raised Victoria Campbell.
"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
Gifts from around the globe can be found at the temporary PeaceCraft store, located inside Pyewackets on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven, and at Marsha Winsryg's African Artists Community Development Project's sale, at her house in West Tisbury.
Given the number of talented artisans who call the Vineyard home, the only dilemma confronting the individual in search of locally crafted gifts is choosing from an abundance of options.
There's something transcendently soothing about choral music.
Family-to-Family and the Island Food Pantry provide food for Islanders in need "” a critical boost for those most affected by difficult economic conditions.
"The Nutcracker" will come alive on the stage of the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School's Performing Arts Center this weekend for the 13th year in a row.
An industrious team of elves has been busy this past week constructing one-of-a-kind Vineyard wreaths for a sale and holiday party happening tonight at the Federated Church in Edgartown.
Winter on the Vineyard — a great time to reflect, renew, and reinvent oneself.
As theater goers walked into the entryway of the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School's Performing Arts Center last weekend, there was a prescient hint that they were about to be involved in something other than an ordinary theater experience.
The Oak Bluffs School provided a much-needed dose of feel-good entertainment last weekend as a huge cast staged a sparkling version of the Broadway show "Annie."
While for many of the Island's young people, pursuit of a career requires relocation, those in the trades find M.V. is an ideal place to establish themselves.
This Saturday, Sharky's Cantina hosts the second annual Wingfest at Edgartown Sharky's. Island municipalities compete for bragging rights.
"Once Upon a Mattress," the former Broadway show that gives a feminist twist to the popular fairy tale The Princess and the Pea, was presented last weekend at the Edgartown School by a very talented cast of junior high school students.
For many years securing an appointment with a Vineyard dentist as a new patient was almost as difficult as getting a ferry reservation for an August weekend.
The Vineyard Tennis Center Workout and Spa at the Martha's Vineyard Airport is an ever-evolving and expanding project for owner and tennis pro Connie McHugh.
Centering Prayer is "an antidote to the frenzy of modern day life," says Peggy McGrath, organizer of a retreat in Oak Bluffs this weekend that will focus on the practice.