Louisa Hufstader

Film Festival Brings Art and Conversation to Chilmark
Louisa Hufstader

The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival begins on March 16 and runs through Sunday, March 19 with a full schedule of feature films and documentaries.

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Cronig's Celebrates 100 Years of Feeding the Vineyard Community
Louisa Hufstader

When Sam Cronig and his three brothers opened their Vineyard Haven market in March 1917, the world was still at war in Europe.

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Pioneering Midwife Cathy Chase Retires
Louisa Hufstader

Twenty years after she founded the midwifery practice at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and more than 40 years after beginning her nursing career, Cathy Chase has retired.

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Skate Troupe Le Patin Libre Heats Up Ice Arena
Louisa Hufstader

Le Patin Libre perform on skates, attacking the ice like tap dancers, tumbling like break dancers or rising on their toes with their blades digging into the surface.

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Youth Survey Shows Decrease in Alcohol Use; Marijuana Use on the Rise
Louisa Hufstader

A survey of more than 800 students shows underage drinking on the Vineyard is down, but marijuana use is higher than state and national averages.

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Creating a Conversation Between Music and Computer Art
Louisa Hufstader

The lights were low at Pathways Arts in Chilmark as musicians performed near a glowing screen on which clouds whirled dizzily above a Vineyard vista of trees and grasses that kept changing color.

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From Juilliard to the Vineyard, Young Organist Makes Connections
Louisa Hufstader

Griffin McMahon, the new organist at St. Andrew's Church, has a degree from Juilliard and a desire to get involved in the larger music scene on the Island.

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Vineyard Sailors Get Deeply Involved in Ocean Science
Louisa Hufstader

Brock Callen Jr. and his father, Sail Martha’s Vineyard executive director and maritime instructor Brock Callen Sr. recently spent two and a half weeks steaming across the Pacific aboard a research vessel.

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Vineyard Fishermen Warn of Ruin If Conch Rule Enacted
Louisa Hufstader

Martha’s Vineyard commercial fishermen let the state’s Division of Marine Fisheries know what they think of proposed rule updates and new regulations that would affect the Island fishing industry.

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Movement to Alleviate Hunger Gains Momentum
Louisa Hufstader

The campaign against hunger on Martha’s Vineyard has mobilized chefs, business owners, social service agencies and community activists.

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