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Little gardeners

Horticulture devotees, tree buffs, home gardeners, and everyday nature lovers of all ages are thrilled by the many treasures to be found at Polly...

Tips for tackling the Ag Fair

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But forget the carols, snowflakes, and tinsel. For us dedicated Ag Fair buffs, our favorite season...

Eating to heal the planet

Most nonprofit organizations scramble to seek out picturesque Island locations for their summer benefits. But Felix Neck has the prettiest party setting possible right...

Opera for everyone

Now in its eighth year, Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theater's summer “Salon Opera” bursts into sparkling song on Wednesday, July 31, at the Katharine...

Kanta Lipsky’s many arts

“Slow, long, breath,” intones Kanta Lipsky, her voice smooth as honey, warm as chamomile tea. “Feel your feet on the floor, let go of...

Piano is key

The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society (MVCMS) launched its 49th season Monday with a Summer Festival that will go on to offer three more...

A classic tale

Excitement was crackling in the air at the Performing Arts Center in Oak Bluffs Sunday night as Island Theatre Workshop actors and crew gathered...

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...