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A Visit with Kathy Rose, Tiny House Pioneer

Kathy Rose — you might remember her from the Wooden Tent, which was both a place in which she lived and taught photography, and...

Chilmark: Tracking dogs and their abilities

Families assembled from near and far, coming together for a long weekend, the official start of summer. Hope you and yours had a good...

A journey through the ethereal art of Kara Taylor

At her first gallery opening of the season last Sunday, Kara Taylor exhibited 32 new works, featuring small mixed-media landscapes. What you cannot tell...

Chilmark: And….play ball!

Let it rain, and rain some more. You may think Sunday’s washout of the Pasture Road softball season opener, postponed from the previous rainy...

Chilmark: Slow down

Slow down. That’s right, it’s time for those of us who live here to drive slower than we think we should just to avoid...

Barney Zeitz will create windows for German church

Island artist Barney Zeitz is leaving on June 29 for his first trip to Germany, but he is not going for a vacation. Mr....

A look inside Washington Ledesma’s studio gallery

I stopped by well-known ceramic artist and painter Washington Ledesma’s studio just over the Oak Bluffs line on Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road to see what...

Rena Fischer turns 100

On Friday, June 12, Rena Fischer turned 100 years old, and her extended family joined her in celebration. Rena lives on Beetlebung Farm in...

Chilmark: Saturday's Strawberry Festival

It is Bob and Frannie Haws’ 50th year visiting Bob’s sister Gay Woese and her son Bob in Chilmark. Bob and Gay began visiting...

Nepal benefit surprises

The Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center’s Nepal benefit, organized by Kanta Lipsky, raised $3,000 on Sunday. Longtime community members reconnected with friends and made new...

Chilmark: full weekend, with sunset

A gorgeous last May weekend with Bread and Puppet Theater playing shows up-Island, swimming, and Menemsha Saturday night sunset, parking lot full, serious fisherman...

An evening of ‘Poems from the Pond’ and remembering Peggy Freydberg

On Sunday, May 24, Peggy Freydberg’s Poems from the Pond had its eventful coming-out party at the Chilmark Community Center, with over 200 people...

Chilmark: An opportunity to share your memories of Peggy Freydberg

Last week I stopped at the Santander Bank, the second to last Friday I will ever be able to do so. Nikki Lou Youngblood...

Chilmark: Bread and Puppet Theater and Brass Band

A collective smile spread across everyone’s face for the weekend with idyllic weather, leaves bursting forth, our world finally green, and so much more....

Chilmark: How Annie Rudner got to Chilmark

The other week I spotted a “Chilmark” license plate in the Post Office parking lot, and met owner Annie Rudner from Toronto, Ont., and...

Chilmark: Check out MVTV

Time is moving just ever so slightly faster, more to do, warmer air teasing us, outdoor showers being turned on, Chilmark Store getting their...

Alison Shaw’s first Advanced Mentorship exhibition is packed with talent

Photographer Alison Shaw’s blog on April 21 featured a post by partner Sue Dawson. “I brag about never getting even one day off during...

Martha’s Vineyard photographer trades photos for Nepal aid

Longtime Chilmark summer resident and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Edward Keating made an offer on his Facebook page on Sunday, April 26 that is available...

Chilmark: serve on a town committee?

Daffodils and forsythia brighten swathes of bright green grass along our roads, in our gardens and unexpected turns on walks. If you’re a dog...

Chilmark: My culture-packed week

A perfect weekend, walking barefoot on the sand, and even in the water! Why did I have to wear a winter coat to walk...