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Dry January

Julia Rappaport

It was after spending the holidays back home on the Island that I made the decision to tackle Dry January: an aptly-named, specialty cleanse in which one gives up booze for 31 days at the start of the new year.

In The Herb Garden with Holly Bellebuono

Island herbalist Holly Bellebuono writes books, runs an herbalist training school, is a familiar face at the farmers market and lectures all over the country. Here she talks to The Vine about herbs for beginners, learning from her elders, and what to do about that pesky winter cold.

Story Ends After 112 Years at Edgartown Carnegie Library

On Friday patrons and staff said goodbye to an old friend as the last book was checked out at the old Edgartown Public Library on North Water street, ending the brick building's life as a library.

Old Whaling Church Has New Top

A small crowd gathered on Edgartown’s Main street Monday morning as a giant crane prepared to put the top back on the Old Whaling Church.

Restored Film Shows 1972 Holiday Horse Races

It was Thanksgiving weekend 1972, the second year John and Kappy Hall ran a series of races with horses of wildly mismatched breeding and ages, and riders with little racing experience.

New Lagoon Pond Drawbridge Opens to Traffic

At 2 p.m. Tuesday Melinda Loberg’s cherry red Jeep was the first vehicle to cross the new Lagoon Pond Bridge. Ms. Loberg honked her horn and her passengers Mark London and Scott Tuttle waved out the windows as the drawbridge officially opened to vehicular traffic.

James Taylor to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

James Taylor, the singer/songwriter with deep Vineyard ties and an internationally-known voice, will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Home for the Holidays: Islanders Talk Tradition

Salted lamb, Hanukkah prayers, scary jello rings — many holiday traditions are handed down through generations but for some young Island families, new ones take their place.

Great Balls of Fire: Island League Bowling Is Hot

League play is off to a big start at The Barn Bowl & Bistro, with a schedule that includes 95 teams competing in a men's league, a women's league, a business league, a mixed league, and a seniors’ league, to name a few.

Farmers' Market Vendors Consider Pulling Up Roots at Grange Hall Location

The West Tisbury Farmers’ Market has been housed on the grounds of the Grange Hall since it began in 1974. But growing traffic concerns in town on Saturday mornings has led to discussions about moving the market to the Agricultural Hall.