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The Teddy Bear Suite opens its doors

The annual Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite fundraiser opened its doors at the Harbor View Hotel’s Captain Rowley Cottage in Edgartown on Friday, Nov. 27. According to a press release, the festive cottage will...

Making a reading list and checking it twice

It’s been quite a year for local authors. Pulitzer prizewinning author Geraldine Brooks released her highly anticipated historical novel chronicling the life of King David. West Tisbury library’s Jennifer Tseng made national headlines with...

Made on MVY: Heather Smith’s sea glass scenes

The time-honored tradition of combing for beach glass on Martha’s Vineyard doesn’t always yield a treasure. And if you’re lucky enough to find it, then what? Last year, artist and Island native Heather Smith was...

Nicole Jackson, on a shopping mission

We sent Times graphic designer Nicole Jackson out on a mission: “Stay local, and find treasures for everyone on your Christmas list, and yourself, too, of course.” She came through with flying colors, cozy...

Sort of “like being Santa:" A Red Stocking recap

“You get more than you give,” says Susie Wallo, co-chair of the Red Stocking Fund. “You get the joy of helping children.” Since the 1930s, the local nonprofit has provided gifts for kids whose families...

What up-Island kids want for the holidays: Robots, snow days, and world peace

Interviews by Katie Goldsmith, Chilmark, age 12, grade 6: Lily Haynes, West Tisbury, age 8, grade 3 What's the best gift you ever gave someone? I gave Dad Oscar the Grouch underpants! What's the gift you want most...

Make every holiday purchase a local one with Tisbury Turkey

Want to make a difference in the community this holiday season? Here’s an easy way: Buy from the online marketplace Tisbury Turkey (, and support Vineyard nonprofits without spending an extra penny. Choose a...

Let the shopping begin

'Tis the weekend. The holiday shopping countdown is on. The Vineyard celebrates its version of Black Friday with a host of holiday markets, trunk shows, and crafts fairs. Along with the traditional Thanksgiving-weekend Artisans...

Turkey Talk: Chefs share their best Thanksgiving tips

If you still have no idea how to cook your turkey, we’ve rounded up some of the best turkey-cooking tips from local chefs and foodies on-Island. Make sure to read through and see how...

Christmas at the Meinelts’

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum will open a special holiday exhibit in the Spotlight Gallery, which is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Each Christmas, Ted Meinelt (1916–2014), a longtime art...