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Gift of Art: An Island Art Show at the Carnegie

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If you haven't yet made a visit to the Carnegie in Edgartown, now is the time. During the annual Christmas in Edgartown celebration, the historic former library, newly renovated and entirely reconfigured and maintained...

Schedule: 38th annual Christmas in Edgartown

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Christmas in Edgartown is an annual weekend festival you don’t want to miss. Now in its 38th year, through various events, Christmas in Edgartown helps raise more than $50,000 for Islandwide charities and nonprofits....

A full plate

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It’s easy to take for granted all the blessings we receive during the holidays. Sitting down to a delicious meal alongside family and friends is an occasion that should be looked forward to and...

Photos: Tisbury winter welcome

Main Street, Vineyard Haven was decked out in holiday decor for Sunday's Shop2Share event featuring horse-drawn carriage rides, throwback holiday tunes, wreaths and Christmas tree sales, storefront sales, and more. Ten percent of shop...

Photos: ‘Cold Hands, Warm Heart’

The Island Community Chorus presented its annual holiday concert over the weekend. This year's theme was "Cold Hands, Warm Heart." The choir is directed by Peter Boak with accompanist Garrett Brown. Over 150 Islanders...

O.B. light is right at night

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Oak Bluffs set the tone for the holiday season with its annual Post Office Square tree lighting Wednesday night.  Christmas tunes were heard from members of the Vineyard Haven Brass Band on Circuit Avenue, hot...

Recipe: Ginger Brussels Sprouts

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Growing up, my family had several recipes that appeared at every holiday feast, none of which I will be sharing with you. Not because they are particularly good, or something I keep close to...

Homegrown holidays

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The holidays are all about traditions, and if the Vineyard Holiday Gift Shop’s Facebook page is any indication, it’s a wildly popular one, with 560 “likes” and counting — and this was well before...

Harley Riders are a gift to Islanders

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Santa rode to the Island on his hog again this year, bringing bikes, toys, and thousands of dollars in donations to the Red Stocking Fund. The 2019 Red Stocking Fund Harley Ride was a huge...

Santa’s helpers are Harley Riders

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The Red Stocking Fund has a history of making sure all Island kids receive gifts around the holidays. The tradition started in 1938 when Islander Addie Crist and a group of friends decided to...

Islanders share their special holiday traditions

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The holiday season is a time for family, friends, food, and merriment. It’s a time for us to give thanks for all that we have, and cherish the warmth of the holiday spirit or...

‘Handmade from the Heart is about community’

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Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard is always there with a helping hand — and an open heart. Thus, the name of their annual fundraiser, Handmade from the Heart, says it all. Hospice relies entirely on...

A live Christmas story

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For as long as anyone can remember, the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury’s Christmas pageant has brought people together to sing, light real candles, and see the Christmas story played out. The pageant...

Green gifts

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Choosing the right gift is always a challenge. You need to know something about the recipient — what kind of thing would they enjoy? You need a budget — what’s the right amount to...

Farmers Market finds

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The fall and winter Farmers Market at the Ag Hall is much different than the crowded market at the Grange Hall in mid-summer. In the off-season, we like to warm ourselves by the huge...

As the wood turns

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Do you count yourself among the multitudes of people whose love for Martha’s Vineyard continues to grow as time passes? Does the island hold a special place in your heart? If not, maybe you...

Happy holidays from Featherstone

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For 20 years, the Featherstone Center for the Arts has wrapped up its yearlong programming with the Holiday Gift Show — an event that features more participants than any of its other exhibits, and...

Season’s streamings

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Love it or hate it, holiday music has officially hit the airwaves. Now that your morning commutes are accompanied by the likes of Bing Crosby and Tchaikovsky, maybe you’re all warmed up and ready...

Recipe with a history: Joan Nathan’s Potato Latkes

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Mrs. Wallace hosted a Christmas party every year when I was a child. She was my sister’s best friend’s mom, and lived near the National Cathedral in an elegant row house where there was...

‘This Fourth of July is yours, not mine’

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The sky over Oak Bluffs on Thursday afternoon was an appropriately patriotic show — striped with white clouds. On this Fourth of July, there were so many people splashing and lounging on the beach...
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