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Island Begins Digging Out from Blizzard

The Vineyard spent Wednesday digging out from the winter gale that battered the Island all day Tuesday. Schools remained closed on Thursday as highway workers and private contractors planned to spend another day clearing snow from roadways.

The Iceman Goeth; Explorer's Heart Is Warmed by Cold Places

Adventure travel defines Peter Dea's daily life and work ethic.

Big Red Dogs, Cats About Town: Museum Celebrates Island Pets

A celebration of Island cats and dogs is currently on display in the Spotlight Gallery at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. The exhibit, which runs through Jan. 28, showcases the role of pets in the lives of Islanders since the mid 19th century.

Cat's Meow to Leave Main Street as Alley Cat Says Goodbye

After 25 years, Daisy Kimberly's Alley Cat is about to sound its last purr as the eclectic Main street boutique in Vineyard Haven is set to close. Mrs. Kimberly said the store will close its doors for good on Jan. 31.

Rare Find: Atlantic Sturgeon Washes Up on Vineyard

An Atlantic sturgeon, once common around the Vineyard but virtually unseen here since the late 1960s, washed up on the north shore on Friday. Fisheries and wildlife officials are investigating the rare find.

Girls' Hockey Wins Nan Rheault Tournament

The girls' varsity hockey team defeated Scituate and Quincy/North Quincy to win the 14th annual Nan Rheault Tournament this weekend. The Vineyard girls have hosted the four-team tournament since its inception, but this marked the first time they had won.

Family Dance Party for the Park

The family that dances together . . . well, dances together. This time it’s for a great cause — ticket sales go to support the Niantic Park Playground Project.

Crepes With Jam Plus Acoustic Jam Sweeten Winter Doldrums

Nat's Nook opened as a creperie in Vineyard Haven last summer. And this winter it has brought music back to Main street, Vineyard Haven with a series of acoustic nights that offered all ages an opportunity to see the shows.

Museum Plans Education Center at Nathan Mayhew Schoolhouse

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum will move into the Nathan Mayhew Schoolhouse in Vineyard Haven, the former home of Sail Martha’s Vineyard. The museum plans to use the two-room schoolhouse as a satellite education center.

Dancing in the Space Between the Notes

Think of the infinite spaces between the past and present, the present and the future. If we took a breath, slowed down, we would enjoy “the music of the spheres” in our daily living.