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  • 03/14/17--09:15: Shamrocks and shillelaghs
  • St. Patrick’s Day is Friday, March 17, and Islanders, Irish and otherwise, will celebrate with a parade, dancing, eating of corned beef, and general imbibing, with a hefty dose of blarney thrown in. The Kelley House offers two days of fun. On Friday there’s a musical lineup that includes Pick Pocket at 1 pm, Mike […]

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    If you have any interest in gardening, landscaping, or the environment in general, Pathways is the place to be this Friday, March 24, when the arts organization based at the Chilmark Tavern hosts its third annual Imagined Gardens & Landscapes multi-arts evening. Featured this time around will be talks by gardening expert Roxanne Kapitan, Native […]

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    Thanks to the Martha’s Vineyard Concert Series, summer 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting season for music lovers. The confirmed lineup for the series’ sophomore season, announced last week, will include shows starring 10 groups and individual performers of national and international renown. The highlight of the season will be an appearance by […]

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    If the music of one piano can entirely envelop a room, just imagine the experience of three pianists playing simultaneously in an intimate space. That was the treat that brought a standing-room-only crowd to its feet this past Sunday when David Stanwood presented his Three Piano Mix & Match at Pathways at the Chilmark Tavern. […]

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  • 04/07/17--11:25: Ladies of the Light
  • There’s a certain kind of privilege bestowed on any Island visitor or resident who either owns an all-terrain vehicle or knows someone with an all-terrain vehicle, which can take them over the otherwise unreachable stretches of shore such as, well, the most stunning and unreachable of them all, the Great Barrier Beach of Cape Poge. […]

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    Find the peace that already lies inside of you when Shangpa Rinpoche gives an introduction to shamatha meditation at a free season, open to the public, at the West Tisbury library on Friday, April 14, from 7 to 8:30 pm. There are several methods of shamatha, or calm-abiding, meditation, but they all have the same […]

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  • 04/11/17--11:04: Ugandan for a day
  • “Today we are going to have some fun to the maximum,” said Godfrey Muwulya as an introduction to his program at the Oak Bluffs library last Thursday. It was the first of a number of presentations by the Ugandan-born singer/dancer/actor/teacher, and an enthusiastic crowd of about 30 people had gathered in the function room to […]

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  • 04/11/17--12:06: Keeping it real
  • “Fake news” is credited in recent years as a major accelerant to the fiery and divisive state of our national discourse. The creation and dissemination of false content is now seen as a largely Internet-based weapon used to divide citizens, impact national elections, and threaten the framework of republics. Longtime journalist and current college journalism […]

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  • 04/11/17--12:46: Chillin’ in Chilmark
  • The Chilmark Potluck Jam has been an Island community tradition for eight years. Last Saturday, families, friends, artists, musicians, friendly fishermen, and hospitable chefs once again gathered at the Chilmark Community Center to share song, story, and fare. The potluck jams are known for cool people and cold local shellfish, warmed with candlelight and hugs, […]

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    Island Alpaca is celebrating its 10th anniversary on the Island with a shearing day on Saturday, April 29. Come see professional alpaca handlers and shearers Jozi and Matt Best give the herd their summer haircuts and gather the fiber to be made into the yarns, handcrafted garments, and other products on sale at the Island […]

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  • 04/19/17--07:02: How they found their groove
  • Dwight and Nicole are songwriters and performers of the kind of soul, blues, and R & B that speaks to you even when they’re playing and not singing. Their intensity is normally reserved for the likes of their own influences, yet they channel it with a personal delivery that reminds us why we love this […]

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    Saturday was a great night for shellfish lovers. Chowder flowed and oysters and quahogs were shucked endlessly at the Shellfish Group’s fifth annual Shellfish Extravaganza at the Chilmark Community Center. Hundreds gathered for the event, which included a silent auction, as well as entertainment from Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish, because no event at the […]

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  • 04/26/17--07:09: Music to the ears
  • Who among us doesn’t have a favorite poem, or two or three or more, to get us through vexing times — admittedly, what most of us Islanders are experiencing right now? Or so it seemed this past sunny Sunday as I sat in the West Tisbury library for the biannual poetry reading, in the company […]

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    “Bali Ha’i” will be calling this weekend when the Island Theater Workshop (ITW) presents a concert version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific.” The production will include the entire score of the Tony- and Pulitzer-prizewinning musical, which is jam-packed with some of Broadway’s most memorable songs. Among the 15 songs a select group of ITW […]

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    Indisputable fact: We all eat. And most of us love to eat. We’ve come a long way since we waited beside the campfire for the hunters to return with a wooly mammoth, at the sight of which we took out stone utensils, sliced big chunks, and ate them raw and bloody. Now we can eat […]

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    For the fifth consecutive year, the MV Wine Fest returns to the Island to showcase world-class wines in Edgartown from May 11 to 14. The four-day celebration will feature wines from the U.S. as well as Bordeaux, Burgundy, Tuscany, Piedmont, Rioja, and more. The MV Wine Fest also provides the opportunity to enjoy the culinary […]

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    The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse will be offering an early treat for Islanders this year when it hosts two preseason shows, both comedy/dramas. “Been There, Still There,” will be featured as a one-night-only show on Saturday, May 6, and was written by and stars two Second City Alums, Bruce Jarchow and Nancy McCabe-Kelly, who have gone […]

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    Consider Edgartown a one-stop shop for deals, dinners, drinks, and donations all weekend long. The town will host its sixth annual Pink and Green Weekend starting Thursday, May 11, and running through Sunday, May 14. The four-day event combines celebrations of spring and Mother’s Day, and was organized and sponsored by Edgartown Board of Trade. […]

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    David Wax and Suz Slezak started the folk group David Wax Museum in Boston a decade ago as friends. Since then they have released multiple critically acclaimed albums and toured internationally as both a full band and a duo. Today they are married with two children. While their music draws on many influences, including Mexican […]

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    From furry to feathered to even scaly, Harbor View Hotel and the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard welcome all pet owners and animal lovers to bring their favorite animal friends to the seventh annual Celebration of Pets on Saturday, June 3, from 10 am to noon. Led by the Black Dog mascot, all are invited […]

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