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‘A Very Vineyard Holiday’

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season on Martha’s Vineyard with “A Very Vineyard Holiday,” created by the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, according to a press release. This inaugural event will encompass a...

Books and romance come together in new film

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“The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” comes to the M.V. Film Center on Friday, Dec. 2. Based on the bestselling 2014 novel of the same name by Gabrielle Zevin, it is adapted and directed...

Great things come in small packages

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Every year for the past 18 years, Louisa Gould has offered customers the opportunity to buy affordable art just in time for the holidays. This year is no exception. The Small Works Show, as...

Walden revisited

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It’s a crazy publishing situation, as most publishing situations tend to be these days, and all writers can relate to this: We’re only a phone call (or email or text or strip-o-gram) away from...

Poet’s Corner

Her Destruction From Wallace Stevens’ ‘Poetry is a Destructive Force’ Submitted by Fan Ogilvie Just to go the short distance to the fish store or was it the hardware store or the birdseed dog food plant store should she take...

It’s back!

First Friday returns for a special and festive holiday event at the M.V. Museum. Enjoy shopping for unique handcrafted treasures by local artisans, plus music and refreshments. Participating vendors will be supporting Shop2Share, a...

Holiday wreath decorating

Celebrate the winter holidays at Polly Hill Arboretum while you join friends and neighbors in decorating the holiday wreath on the barn. There will be apple cider by the fire while you’re there, and...

Seasonal songs

Get into the holiday spirit with a concert from the Island Community Chorus. Music includes a special arrangement of Robert Frost's poem “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” by the new director,...

Grab a gift at artists’ co-op Night Heron Gallery

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If you are out and about looking for the perfect holiday gift, walk into the Night Heron Gallery — the Island’s only Vineyard Haven artist–owned and –operated cooperative. The space on Main Street is...

What Are You Watching? ‘Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time’

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Four out of 5 stars By Connie Berry When I was in college eons ago, I didn’t know anyone who hadn’t read Kurt Vonnegut. I loved his plainspeak way of writing. And when I tuned into...

Light up Oak Bluffs

Get the holiday season going with a number of fun events in Oak Bluffs, including open markets, a visit from Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, caroling, and more. On Nov. 25, from 10 am to...

Poet’s Corner

November Leafing By Ellen Story neighbor's raked piles escape onto the road I scuffle, shuffle kick oak leaves some colored like old honey some stuck together almost crunchy breezes welcome a few from an unloaded maple to dance, ochre filtered sunlight colors my white hair warms me  a slim beam showcases an old...

The jam’s back

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Magic happens up in Chilmark in the off-season. The town’s community center is transformed four times a year into what feels like a giant living room/dining room combo, as folks from all over the...

Space exploration rovers come to life in ‘Good Night Oppy’

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“Good Night Oppy,” the story of the Mars Exploration Rover, comes to the M.V. Film Center on Friday, Nov. 25. This 2022 documentary follows the amazing story of what started as a 90-day exploration...

Handcrafted holidays

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You know it must be getting near to that time of year for festive celebrations when the Featherstone Center for the Arts’ annual Holiday Gift Show opens. Now through Dec. 18 from 12 to...

Monday night movie

Watch the classic British film “Stairway to Heaven” (1946) at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse on Monday, Nov., 28, at 6 pm. The film is about a British wartime aviator who cheats death and must...

Pottery pop-up

Take a Saturday drive up-Island to shop for handmade local pottery. Brightly colored bowls, mugs, vases, plates, and other tableware are reasonably priced and would make great holiday gifts. The shop will be open...

Turkey trot

Get your cardio in before the big feast. This running/walking event begins at 8:30 am in front of the Oak Bluffs police station on Thanksgiving morning. Register online at http://bit.ly/3VfiNHN. Register the morning of...

A seasonal serenade

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A good many people, some 75 in fact, are putting a lot of work into bringing us what is sure to be a great deal of holiday cheer. The Island Community Chorus, founded in...

‘Texture, Color, and Light’ on exhibit at the Feldman Family Artspace

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Rosalie Ripaldi Shane's radiantly colored oil paintings are an antidote to the clocks having turned back and the hours of daylight growing shorter.  Through Dec. 4, you can see her images of summer in the...