Christmas Care Package Has Warm Coats for Island Veterans
Bill Eville

Jo Ann Murphy, director of veteran’s services on the Island, has received a donation of winter coats and is is working hard to get them to Island veterans.

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Rev. Alden Besse, Spiritual Leader, Dies at 93
Bill Eville

The Rev. Alden Besse, pastor, sailor, president of the Martha’s Vineyard Peace Council and spiritual leader of the Vineyard Crop Walk, died on Dec. 13.

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Murdick's Fudge, Where the Holiday Sweet Tooth Reigns
Bill Eville
Fudge may seem synonymous with summer but the holiday rush is heavy too at Murdick's Fudge. On a recent afternoon, Double Chocolate had the lead for a brief moment but S’mores soon beat it out for number one.
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Cape Wind Pulls Out of Nantucket Sound Wind Farm Project
Bill Eville
Cape Wind has officially pulled out of its bid to develop a wind farm in Nantucket Sound, bringing an end to the controversial project.
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Rock and Roll Chronicler Embraces Stevie Nicks
Bill Eville
A few years ago, after completing his biography of Carly Simon, author Stephen Davis was considering his next book. When he decided it would be a woman again, there was only one name that came to mind: Stevie Nicks.
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Arc of Creativity Fuels a Long Life Well Lived
Bill Eville
Ruth Epstein, 92, says she likes the challenge of learning something new, which is why every 10 years she switches art forms — completely. One decade was all about black and white photography, then came quilting, weaving, dollmaking. Currently, collage takes center stage.
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Vineyard Students Post Strong Scores on MCAS Test
Bill Eville

In general, Martha’s Vineyard schools did well, in particular the Tisbury School which scored at least 20 percentage points above the state average in all grades and subjects for meeting or exceeding expectations.

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Art Inspired by Those Who Fought Back
Bill Eville
A few years ago, Basia Jaworska was working on a screenplay about her parents, who lived through World War II in Poland.
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Woman Walk the Line Stays True to Women and Their Music
Bill Eville
Music journalist Holly Gleason's new book contains 27 essays written by women about a female country singer who changed their lives.
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Thumbing Through the Security Blanket Blues
Bill Eville
Day returned — again. Day is my daughter’s security blanket, a small square of blue felt with a satin border she likes to move her fingers along like a set of worry beads.
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