Louisa Hufstader

Visionary Dancers Bend Reality for a Deeper Look
Louisa Hufstader
The Hudson Valley-based company Bridgman|Packer Dance has just two members, but brought a virtual troupe of reality-challenging collaborators to the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center.
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SSA Vows to Adopt Recommendations in Independent Report
Louisa Hufstader

The boat line is taking steps to create and fill new management positions and add systems for training, safety and quality, senior managers and their independent consultants said.

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One Year Later: SSA Must Change, Report Insists
Louisa Hufstader
On Tuesday Islanders will hear firsthand from independent consultants what the SSA needs to do to regain the public trust. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the high school Performing Arts Center.
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Red Baraat Gets Chilmark Audience Dancing
Louisa Hufstader

When The Yard brings a band to Martha’s Vineyard, it’s always a spellbinding show. Friday’s appearance by Red Baraat was another musical breakthrough.

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SSA Awards Contract for Freight Ferry Overhaul
Louisa Hufstader
Boat line governors awarded a new maintenance contract to Senesco and scheduled a public meeting on the Vineyard for March 5 to present results of the recent assessment of operations.
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Setting the Bar Higher Each Year, As You Like It Is Another Winner
Louisa Hufstader
The regional high school production of As You Like It is an evening of sheer, unabashed fun that nonetheless offers some serious lessons about love, loyalty and self-respect.
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Report Outlines Communications Shortcomings at SSA
Louisa Hufstader

Marine consultants hired to review Steamship Authority operations delivered the fifth and final piece of their critique last week, detailing shortcomings in the boat line’s public communications, and won a new contract to help carry out their overall recommendations.

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Featherstone Opening Embraces the New and Unusual
Louisa Hufstader
Featherstone Center for the Arts hosted a reception on Sunday for its new show My One and Only, which opened the season with a group show of 90 artists.
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When the Business is Flowers, a Fertile Imagination Is Key
Louisa Hufstader
When she bought Morrice Florist in Vineyard Haven five years ago, Emily Coulter was 30 and tired of waitressing by night, caring for her two young daughters by day and seldom seeing her husband.
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Going to the Water's Edge With Warren Gaines
Louisa Hufstader
A small, but striking collection of Island landscapes by Warren Gaines offers a rare off-season chance to enjoy the Edgartown painter’s work.
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