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Fountain of Youth? Wear an Eight Foot Yellow Suit With Feathers

Caroll Spinney is in the spotlight with the release of the documentary I Am Big Bird, which chronicles his life and career playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street. He was recently on the Vineyard for a film screening and puppet-making workshop.

VCS Celebrates 50 Years of Fighting to Protect the Island

In June 1965, conservationists concerned about development on the Lobsterville moors sent out letters to residents asking them to join the fight “to preserve the natural beauty of Martha’s Vineyard.” Fifty years later, the Vineyard Conservation Society endures, its mission unchanged.

Dancing to the Tune of Musical Mondays at Featherstone

On Monday nights at Featherstone Center for the Arts, it’s all about the music. This week, Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish embraced the outdoor stage as part of the ongoing Musical Monday series.

Never Too Old or Young or In Between to Create Art

Every summer since 1958, the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs has been the proud host of the All Island Art Show. Artists are on hand to explain what inspires them, even to the young kids racing about the Camp Ground on bicycles and scooters.

Steady as She Goes on the Vineyard Haven Waterfront

From Owen Park to the Lagoon Pond drawbridge, decades old, family-run businesses pepper the Vineyard Haven waterfront. The architecture is haphazard, but that is perhaps Vineyard Haven’s charm — plus it’s rare for any town today to look much the same as it did 50 years ago.

As the Light Guides Others to Safety, Two Guide the Lighthouse

Richard Skidmore and Joan LeLacheur, keepers of the Gay Head Light, have lived by the particular rhythms of the Gay Head Light for 25 years, tending to its mishaps and arranging countless visits with people from around the world.

Savor the Moment at Della Day

NAACP president Cornell William Brooks will be the keynote speaker at the annual Della Hardman Day celebration Saturday in Ocean Park. The day honors the late artist, educator, historian and Oak Bluffs columnist whose favorite phrase was savor the moment.

Vineyard Playhouse Presents Shakespeare, All of It, in One Big Gulp

The Vineyard Playhouse will present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] at the Tisbury amphitheater, featuring a rapping Othello and a hyper-speed Hamlet, through August 15.

PigPen Theatre Stays Rooted by Getting Messy With Creativity

The PigPen Theatre Co. managed to transport about 50 people on Friday night into a ghostly world where banjos reign supreme and a bear can be so much more than a bear.

When the Block Party Is a Birthday Party

The Tisbury Street Fair is an annual event celebrating the town’s founding. This year Tisbury turned 344. Since the fair’s origins in 1971 to celebrate the town’s third centennial, the event has always been a time for everyone on the Island to come together for food, music and fun following the holiday festivities of the Fourth of July.

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