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Legacy of Words: Friends and Admirers Celebrate Life and Work of Peggy Freydberg

Friends and relatives of the late Peggy Freydberg gathered in Chilmark Sunday to celebrate her life, and a new collection of her poetry.

Walking in the Envelopes of His Forefathers

Chilmark has a new postmaster. But to call Leigh Vanderhoop new may be misleading, as he’s worked for the post office for 27 years.

How to Move a Lighthouse? Step One: Dig a Really Big Hole

About 3,500 tons of soil, boulders and clay have been removed from around the Gay Head Light and its new location 129 feet to the east. Contractors are now working to install steel beams underneath the lighthouse. The move is expected to begin in early June.

Aging Disgracefully in Witness Protection

The idea for Arnie Reisman’s new play was hatched 10 years ago when he read a New York Times article about a couple living in a witness protection program in a gated Florida community. The result was Not Constantinople, a dark comedy that will have its world premiere next weekend at the Vineyard Playhouse.

A Writer's Life Needs Quiet and Community

A group of writers recently landed on Martha’s Vineyard to commit the remainder of May to honing their craft. Nine writers will live together and work on their poems, novels and other writing projects for two weeks as part of the Noepe Center for Literary Arts writer’s residency program.

Sitting Down at the Table for Change

Ali Berlow founded the Island Grown Initiative a decade ago, wrote The Mobile Poultry Slaughterhouse and was the founding editor and is still the co-publisher of Edible Vineyard. Her most recent book, The Food Activist’s Handbook: Big & Small Things You Can Do to Help Provide Fresh, Healthy Food for Your Community, was published earlier this month.

Respect and Balance Are Core Principles for New Police Chief

One day after his appointment as Edgartown police chief, David Rossi was already in full stride. On his first morning in the corner office, he had updated the department’s post office information, ordered new business cards and organized his desk.

Moving With the Flow, New Dance Studio Embraces Art of Free Expression

Sandy Stone-Benjamin fell in love with dance in the third grade, and later went on to perform with the Paul Taylor Dance Company. Recently, she opened the Spindrift dance studio where she teaches modern dance, jazz, ballet and tap.

Songbirds of Spring: Minnesingers Are Back!

The high school Minnesingers have been busy preparing for this weekend’s spring concert, which features choreography set to music from Oscar nominated and winning films. Performances are Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Gannon and Benjamin Launches Sleek New Design

The Gannon and Benjamin boatyard on the Vineyard Haven harbor was the scene of a festive launch Monday for a new design created by the venerable wooden boat yard. The Sheldrake is a gaff sloop daysailer and Nat Benjamin’s 85th original design.