Louisa Hufstader

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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Patricia Neal Film Series Honors Big Star With Small Town Humility
Louisa Hufstader
The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse is paying tribute to the late actress Patricia Neal with a series to her films. Hud, which earned Ms. Neal an Oscar, screens Jan. 23.
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Local Groups Brainstorm Summer Food Program for Hungry Kids
Louisa Hufstader
On Thursday afternoon, Noli Taylor of Island Grown Schools gathered about 35 like-minded Islanders in the parish hall at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church to begin planning a local summer food service program for kids 18 and younger.
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