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Winter escapes

It’s time to start thinking about that well-earned winter getaway, and whether it’s hunkering down in a cabin in Vermont, scuba diving with whale sharks in the Carribbean, or learning about textiles in Mexico,...

Interior redesign for the mind

In the spirit of interior renovation, we jump to pockets of our homes that need help. Maybe it’s a dated powder room. Or a dusty dining table. Maybe it’s time for new bed linens...

Rehab in a healing garden

When the new Martha’s Vineyard Hospital was in the planning stages a decade ago, there was a movement rippling across Europe and the United States — hospital renovation to promote healing. Get rid of...

All about essential oils

Essential oils make everything smell better — your beauty products, homes, candles — they may even keep mosquitos at bay, prevent acne, or lull you to sleep. Scent alone plays a vital role in...

What Ails You? Lower back pain

As the bittersweet days of an ending summer near, we prepare for what’s ahead. Fall projects. The Vineyard shuffle. Back to school. Yardwork. The new season offers a menu of backbreaking work, a lot...

Bitters are better

Islander Zephir Plume is an adept of culinary arts and herbal medicine, a farmer, a forager, and a soon-to-be mama. On a recent midday afternoon at our splendid newly refurbished M.V. Museum, Plume spoke...

Everything under the sun

Summer is here, and it’s offering up plenty of beach days, bike rides, and sunny skies. But there are a number of caveats that come with the Vineyard high season. In addition to ticks,...

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 all those other thoughts, let yourself drop into the stillness.” Meditative...

Boxing and yoga, a perfect match

Lora Ksieniewicz and Charlie Giordano have been training in one another’s disciplines for about five years now. Giordano, a boxing teacher of 15 years, turned to yoga as an antidote to the tightness caused...

The summer of ‘crunchy calisthenics’

“The year was 1974. My dream was to open up an exercise studio that was fun. I had taken classes all over the city of Los Angeles. Most of the classes were very serious....

Spring clean your health

Think spring cleaning is just about housework? The new season offers a perfect time to check in with our bodies and minds as well. Here’s what local health practitioners recommend for clients, friends, and...

Island-tailored at-home workouts

Smart TVs, iPhone apps, and online health coaches make the concept of working out at home sound, at least in theory, easier than ever. If I could only muster the self-discipline to go home,...

All Sports in One Place: Winter 2018-2019

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School mvrhs.org All games Cape and Islands League, except * Girls Varsity Ice Hockey mvgirlshockey.com Scrimmages: Sat., Dec. 1: vs. Needham, 7 pm Sun., Dec. 2: vs. Needham, 10:30 am   Regular season: Sat., Dec. 15: vs....

Yoga outside the studio

If you’re looking for something to help solve those winter blues, Sherry Sidoti is offering her annual yoga teacher training from Jan. 11 through Jan. 20, and April 12 through 21. It’s a residential...

Reefer science: Cannabis is back in the medicine cabinet

Kristin Henriksen is a holistic health and wellness practitioner. She’s the owner of Reindeer Bridge Holistics, a retail shop for herbal medicinal plants in Vineyard Haven. Who would have ever thought that marijuana would...

Far and ride

Horseback riding — it’s not like the movies where you can jump on the animal’s back, say ‘giddyup,’ and away you go. The sport is time consuming and physically demanding. If you’re feeling brave...

Total Eclipse of the healing arts

Island native Antone Dias can spot your postural issues from a mile away. “Nobody is anatomically correct,” Dias said as we sat chatting in his living room. “Everyone complains about their neck and shoulders....

All Sports in One Place Early Fall 2018

MARTHA'S VINEYARD REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL mvrhs.org (CIL) Cape and Island League games Home games Varsity Football (playing as an independent in 2018) Fri., Sept. 14: vs. Saint John Paul II, 6 pm Fri., Sept. 28: vs. Bourne, 6 pm Fri.,...

All Sports In One Place July 12-August 30

Adult summer slow pitch softball Martha's Vineyard Women's Softball League (MVWSL): Games are Tuesday and Thursday nights at Veterans Park, Vineyard Haven, and Thursday nights at the West Tisbury School. VPA-Veterans Park Field A (Lagoon Pond Road);...

There’s a new yoga in town

Updated July 12. We started in a seated position on the floor with our legs crossed — a group of 10 women ranging in age from 25 to about 80. Instructor Giulia Casalino told us...