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Neighbors help feed neighbors on Martha’s Vineyard

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” casts its spell this weekend

"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.

Wreaths and ribbons

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.

Gifts for mind, body, spirit

Winter on the Vineyard — a great time to reflect, renew, and reinvent oneself.

Hats off to Martha’s Vineyard Regional’s “Godot”

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.

“Annie” shines at Oak Bluffs School

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."

Young professionals thrive on Island

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.

The wing’s the thing at Wingfest

This Saturday, Sharky's Cantina hosts the second annual Wingfest at Edgartown Sharky's. Island municipalities compete for bragging rights.

Once upon an Edgartown School stage

"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.

Open wide: Three new dentists on the Vineyard

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.

Vineyard Tennis Center Workout and Spa steps it up

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.

Weekend prayer retreat on Martha’s Vineyard

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.

Eclectic programing at Vineyard Haven Library

"Libraries have had to reinvent themselves," says Betty Burton, adult programming director for the Vineyard Haven Library.

ACE MV Cultural Festival

ACE MV is hosting its first fundraiser, a celebration of diversity that will incorporate a number of educational elements, and just plain fun.

Penelope Dickens’s clothes benefit VHCAP

Last March, Island resident Penelope Dickens died in a car accident off-Island.

The Art of Chocolate Festival

Former Featherstone director Francine Kelly and her successor, daughter Ann Smith, both agree that the annual Art of Chocolate festival is the most popular event hosted by the Island's center for the arts each year.

Self sufficiency on Martha’s Vineyard

Tad Crawford, one of the organizers of last Saturday's Living Local Harvest Festival, prefaced his introduction to each of the day's seven speakers by outlining the mission of the event.

ArtFarm enjoys success

At its inception in early 2009, ArtFarm Enterprises stated a mission: "To provide a creatively fertile environment where professional artists can grow their art, while simultaneously teaching the community how to cultivate their own.

Part thriller, part gore-fest, “Growth” capitalizes on Vineyard’s mystique

Even though Martha's Vineyard is famously the setting for one of the scariest movies of all time, "Jaws," in general, horror is not the genre that immediately comes to mind when thinking of the Island as a movie locale.

Straight from the writers’ mouths: M.V. Songwriters’ Festival

The writers behind hit songs, no matter how successful, don't often share publicly in the glory.