A Team Effort Helps Save Endemic Cleft-Leaved Hawthorn Tree

Centuries ago, the branches of cleft-leaved hawthorn trees, covered with two-inch thorns and adorned with budding white blossoms, could be seen all over the Island. Now only about 30 remain.

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Embracing the Art of Weaving Past and Present Together

A six-foot long cape covered with gray turkey feathers sits triumphantly inside a glass box at the Aquinnah Cultural Center. It may be the first of its kind to be created in over 400 years.

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Derby Adds False Albacore Prize

At the 79th annual iteration of the derby, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 19, false albacore will be eligible for daily awards and daily prize money is going up.  

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Welcoming the Persona Non Grata

When New York artist Louis Eisner was asked to create his solo exhibit, Persona non grata, for the Winter Street Gallery in Edgartown, he was reading Naked Lunch, the infamous novel by William S. Burroughs.

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Third Dead Loggerhead Turtle Found on Island Shores

Island scientists are trying to find out why the three sea turtles have washed up on Vineyard beaches so far this summer.

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Tisbury Street Fair Keeps it Silly and Traditional

The Tisbury Street Fair’s reputation as a playground for silly-stringers held true again this year. Thin ribbons of fluorescent foam decorated the asphalt Monday night and no passer-by was safe.

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Summer Institute Opens With Talk on Artificial Intelligence

The Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center kick-offs their annual Summer Institute on July 11 with a talkfrom Harvard University professor Karim R. Lakhani.

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Chamber Music Society Begins Summer Season

The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society’s 54th season commences on July 6, however this summer a familiar and beloved face will be missing from the crowd.

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McGhee, Cook, Scott; All Together Now

A family of artists will display their work at the Chilmark Library from July 19 to August 8. 

Fine Lines: A Family of Artists features eight artists from three generations of the extended Scott and Cook family.

Liz McGhee, whose abstract work will be on display, said she was surrounded by art growing up. She remembered how her mom, Anne McGhee, would draw her portrait while they watched television together.

“At any opportunity growing up my mother would always give me art supplies,” Ms. McGhee said. “I was just surrounded by my mom’s dedication to the craft.”

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Haiti Film Has Lasting Relevance

Victoria Campbell crossed the Dominican-Republic border into Haiti disguised as a nun five days after a devastating earthquake hit in January 2010.

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