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Everybody Loves Ewe at Sheep Art Show

Featherstone’s first opening reception of 2015 features an Island favorite: sheep. All things woolly are included in the I Love Ewe: The Year of the Sheep Show.

Rough Winter Claims Historic Landmark at Cape Pogue

The January storm that brought near-record snowfall and powerful wind gusts to the Vineyard also toppled one of two historic stone chimneys at remote Cape Pogue on Chappaquiddick. On a walk last week Rachel Self found the iconic structure in pieces on the beach.

Plans Fall into Place for Gay Head Light Move

A detailed plan for moving the Gay Head Light has been approved by town boards, and other elements of the project are quickly taking shape. If all goes well, work will begin as soon as the ground thaws and the move will be completed by Memorial Day.

New Heart, Same Beats at the Ritz

On most nights, live music greets you at the door of the Ritz Cafe and a friendly bartender fills drinks for a wide sampling of the Island population. New owners Larkin and Jacqueline Stallings have pledged to keep the soul of the place, while bring some new Southern spirit.

Market Planned for Edgartown Pent House

A historic downtown Edgartown property that housed a women’s clothing store for nearly three decades has been sold. The new owners said they plan to open a year-round pedestrian food market there sometime this summer.

Bridging Generational Gap, Teens Give Elders Digital Lowdown

About once a month, people over 55 bring their laptops, smartphones and other digital devices to the Island YMCA to take some tips from the Island’s resident technology experts: kids.

Winter Burger Nights Satisfy Appetites, Spirits

One surefire antidote to the gray days of winter is a taste of summer—a hamburger with all the fixings. Mix that with a dash of Island community spirit, and you have a winning formula.

Norton Point Breach Nears End Point

The blizzard of 2015 spared Norton Point, the long barrier beach that is about to reconnect Chappaquiddick to the rest of the Vineyard, from further breaching. Chris Kennedy, superintendent for The Trustees of Reservations, reported Thursday that the breach remained as it was before the storm.

January Storm One for Record Books

By many accounts, the blizzard that dropped 20-plus inches of snow and battered the coastline with hurricane-force winds was historic. Days after it first struck, the impact of the powerful two-day storm could still be felt throughout the Island.

Indie Rockers Earn Local Hero Status

Family of the Year, an indie rock band with Vineyard roots, has been picking up steam in recent years, especially with its contribution to the 2014 film Boyhood. The band’s 2012 single, Hero, was featured in the film’s soundtrack and trailer.

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