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Island artists are finding new ways to fuel their economic engines in our stalled national economy.
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.
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" by Ann Lister, SleighFarm Publishing Group, 248 ppg, $9.
Nectar's begins its second season under the management group that launched Nectar's in Burlington, Vermont more than 30 years ago.
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.
Michelangelo reportedly said that he saw his famous statue, David, inside a block of marble and simply chipped away until the figure emerged.
Blame it on the price of gasoline last summer, when newly minted driver Micah Agnoli, then a Martha's Vineyard Regional High School junior, pulled up to the gas pump and read the bad news.
Following a very successful Inspiration Weekend 2009, In Touch Ministries and Charles Stanley will bring the spiritual awakening back this year, for a five-day, June 4 through 8, open-air event at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs.
The Eisenhauer Gallery will celebrate its 10th anniversary in style on Saturday, May 29 from 6 to 8 pm, with a recreation of its first opening night a decade ago.
Dragonfly Fine Arts Gallery at 91 Dukes County avenue in Oak Bluffs opens its doors this week, celebrating with a full roster of 23 artists and new work.
Maybe it's in the genes.
For the fit and ambitious, Ms.
"Making Haste from Babylon (The Mayflower Pilgrims and Their World, A New History)" by Nick Bunker, Alfred A.
At Work is an occasional column about neighbors and what they do to earn their livings.
After 40 years of service to the Island community, Tom Bennett was perhaps the brightest luminary Monday night at the Martha's Vineyard Community Services' (MVCS) often-emotional event recognizing the work of staff, volunteers, and board members.
A group of about 30 Island residents and health care professionals identified mental illness, substance abuse, elderly health care and tick-borne diseases as the most pressing concerns for the Island population, at a public forum designed to identify community health care issues, Tuesday night at the Howes House in West Tisbury.
Look for a change of pace in "The Spire," Island resident Richard North Patterson's recent thriller of murder and embezzlement on a small college campus in central Ohio.
Relieved Island bankers and real estate professionals see an 87 per cent increase in Island property sales in the first quarter of 2010 as a solid sign of recovery.