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Karen Kukolich, healer and angler

If life is a series of choices that define us, then Karen Kukolich has been and is known as a caregiver, an active participant in her community, and a sportswoman.

Native Earth Teaching Farm talks duck

"Book of Duck Cookery" by Rebecca Randall Gilbert, drawings by Anne Ganz, self-published, 68 pp.

Is Paris cheaper than Martha’s Vineyard?

Last summer, when Holly and I were planning our budget wedding, she asked whether I'd like to spend a summer in Paris.

Linda Jean’s cookbook benefits Island Food Pantry

Linda Jean's wait staff and customers have whipped up a melange of delectable down home recipes, delivered only seven months after the idea began to simmer.

Fish: Catching the look and spirit

Water and its resident animals have had a primal connection to humans for more than two million years, sustaining our bodies and nourishing our souls.

Model airplanes land on Martha’s Vineyard

The Martha's Vineyard Model Flying Club (MVMFC) has been flying comfortably below the public radar for the past five years, but now it wants to soar — with new members.

“Hitchhiking with Larry David” author at Oak Bluffs Library

"Hitchhiking with Larry David: A true story from Martha's Vineyard" by Paul Samuel Dolman, South Beach Publishing, Nashville TN, July 2010, 194 pp.

Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival is a wrap

At 10 o'clock last Saturday night, Main Street in Vineyard Haven looked more like July 4th weekend than a chilly September evening.

City kids sample Martha’s Vineyard summer

A week on Martha's Vineyard is a voyage of self-discovery as much as a vacation for inner city kids from the Philadelphia area who visit the Island each summer.

Uncovering history, bit by bit

Bit by bit, Michael Travers is learning about Martha's Vineyard history.

A hellish trip to Woods Hole

"Satan's Peril" by Tom Hale, self-published.

New Outlook for Tough Times

Island artists are finding new ways to fuel their economic engines in our stalled national economy.

Comedy Club in Edgartown

Shelly and Bob O'Neil have experienced the benefit of laughter in their lives and they're about to provide guffaws for us with an eight-week season beginning Saturday, July 3, showcasing more than a dozen of America's best-known stand-up comics.

Island residents find many ways to spend the Fourth

While Memorial Day weekend is the nominal start of our summer season, the Fourth of July weekend is when the season really explodes.

“For All The Right Reasons:” A rock and roll love story

"For All The Right Reasons" by Ann Lister, SleighFarm Publishing Group, 248 ppg, $9.

Night nurse - Gail Stevenson finds her place

During a recent interview, Gail Stevenson positions herself to see both the nursing desk and the hallways of the acute care ward at Martha's Vineyard Hospital.