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Books help navigate ‘terrific toddler’ years

It all starts with a box of crayons, a dress-up hat, a tumble, a scrape, or the sight of Mama in her work clothes...

Fresh from the farm

The opening of the 2019 West Tisbury Farmers Market was nothing short of perfect. Clear blue skies and bright warm sunshine greeted vendors and...

Garden variety

“June is bustin’ out all over,” in the words of the hit “Carousel” tune, and hardly anywhere is it more lush than at the...

Finding an oasis

“In this class we are all teachers, and we are all students. Together we both model and promote unity. I find that a very...

Shirley Mayhew writes a portrait of her life

Shirley Mayhew’s newest book, “Living Life with the Grace of a Butterfly,” features 25 delightful essays that appeared in the Vineyard Gazette over the...

Noshing with neighbors

Grace Episcopal Church parish hall was welcoming last Friday on a chilly evening as guests arrived for the community supper. Round tables were set,...

Up to date

Time flies, and the best way to capture it is by finding a calendar that will not only keep you up-to-date, but also bring...

Heart songs

It’s been 18 years since Roberta Kirn, then music teacher at the Charter School, presented the very first “Songs of Peace, Hope and Light”...

Lessons learned

If you grew up spending summers in the country with grandparents amid animals, gardens, and farm chores like I did, you will fall in...

‘The music of friends’

This year’s Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society’s (MVCMS) Thanksgiving concert has a new date, a new place, and an innovative seating arrangement. But it...

Fall for Felix Neck

What comes next on Thanksgiving weekend after turkey, pumpkin pie, and football? It’s the Felix Neck Fall Festival, of course!For many families, nature lovers,...

Master of balance

Feeling a little tipsy, but you’ve only been drinking herbal tea? Choosing an indoor snooze over an outdoor hike because you’re afraid you could...

Lessons in needlework

Grace Episcopal Church in Vineyard Haven always shines, with its two tall Tiffany windows and smaller windows honoring historic African American clergy, and its...

Stocking up

“Making good, healthy food available for people who need it is our mission,” declared Margaret Hannemann, the Island Food Pantry’s coordinator. Hannemann took over...

True life

Plucked from the morning papers and nightly news comes “The Room Where I Was Held” at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse. The tense and chilling...

‘Chilmark’ hits close to home

Most everyone here has heard tales of the deaf community that lived in Chilmark decades ago. For many, the thought of that close-knit haven...

And a-one, and a-two …

For all its glitter and excitement, the Illumination Night sing-along is but one of the Tabernacle’s beloved Community Sings, which attract Campground residents, other...

Coming up in August

After launching its 48th summer season with a jam-packed July calendar, the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society (MVCMS) wraps up its annual concert festival...

Coming of age

Ready for some time travel? “Angela’s Mixtape,” on stage at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, transports audiences back several decades to a moment in history...

‘Passionata’ is no shrinking violet

The Vineyard Playhouse, director MJ Bruder Munafo, and playwright Gwyn McAllister are celebrating the beginning of summer in style — romantic, witty, English style...