Volunteers Breathe New Life Into Mayhew Parsonage
Tom Dunlop

Terry and Marcia Martinson began to move into an old house looking down on the Edgartown harbor this week. Unlike most people who live on the Island waterfront these days, the Martinsons will live there year-round. But taking the whole history of the place into account, their time in the home will be short.

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Looking Within For Portuguese Catholic Mass
Felipe Cabrera

Last year Good Shepherd Parish in Oak Bluffs was faced with a problem. Father Messias Albuquerque was leaving, and due to a priest shortage in Brazil finding a replacement who could say mass in Portuguese would be difficult. Recruiting someone to say the Saturday mass was a familiar issue. Over the years a series of clergymen have filled this role.

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A Church Dies, Leaves Legacy Of Community
Mark Alan Lovewell

After nearly two centuries, the Lambert’s Cove Church became but a memory last Sunday.

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Here’s the Church and Steeple, Open the Door, See All the Art?
Remy Tumin

When the kerosene lamps were being rewired during the recent Lambert’s Cove Church restoration, a shopping list for a ham and bean supper was found in the walls.

“It was written in the most beautifully blue ink writing from a quill, it was dated to 1895,” Joshua Yates said. “It called for five pounds of salted pork and barrels of beans.”

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