50 Years Later, True to Their Roots and Each Other
Bill Eville

Tony and Abigail Higgins, who celebrate their 50th anniversary on Oct. 24, would like to give rather than receive. They want to help restore the Mayhew Chapel on Christiantown Road, the place where they were married in 1964.

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Learning to Live Again Through Photography
Bill Eville
In his new book Fighting for My Life, Michael Blanchard recounts the story of how he hit rock bottom, and how he returned to the living through his pictures. Mr. Blanchard's numerous photographs evoke the beauty and serenity of the Island.
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The Daddy on the Bike Says Wah, Wah, Wah
Bill Eville
Before you become a parent you have no idea this first day of school scene exists, most likely all over the world.
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Heart of Wedding Dress Is Creative Genes
Bill Eville

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School graduate Ty Sinnett will present her debut fashion show on Oct. 5 as part of Boston Fashion Week. With a long Vineyard legacy, she said her work is inspired by the Island.

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Radio Comes to Life as Says You! Arrives on the Vineyard
Bill Eville
The Says You! radio program pulls into the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown for a live taping on Thursday night. Panelists include Fletcher “Flash” Wiley, Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Carolyn Faye Fox, and the Vineyard's own Arnie Reisman and Paula Lyons.
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Peter Pan Proves Again, Never Doubt You Can Fly
Bill Eville
In the classic stage version of Peter Pan, Sandy Duncan flew across the stage with apparent ease. But she was a whippet of a woman who could fly if a strong wind blew through the theatre.
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Playhouse Stage Dedicated to Patricia Neal
Bill Eville
On Friday evening at the Vineyard Playhouse, board member Arnie Reisman asked everyone to raise their glass of champagne. “We have reached a milestone,” he said. “We are going to dedicate this stage to Patricia Neal.”
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Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear
Bill Eville
Near the end of the school year my son had a field trip to the Boston Museum of Science. As I drove him to the ferry I put on some traveling music, Billy Bragg singing Woody Guthrie tunes.
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Honoring Each Moment Along Life's Long Journey
Bill Eville
Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease is difficult for many reasons. On the Vineyard, memory loss groups are indeed as much about providing a place for people with Alzheimer’s to go and feel comfortable, as a way for caregivers to get a needed respite and learn critical information.
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Ghosts of the Past Walk on Four Legs
Bill Eville
My daughter wants a pet for Christmas. Pickle (aka Eirene) is five years old and has high hopes. She talks of ponies and large dogs, malamutes, huskies, Great Danes.
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