Never Too Old or Furry to Love Christmas in Edgartown
Bill Eville

Away in a hotel, no crib for a bed, a giant six-foot stuffed Teddy Bear named Obie raised his sweet head. The stars in the Vineyard sky looked down where he yawned. The rest of his bear friends, Chappy, Edgar and Tisbeary, lay asleep until dawn.

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National Book Award Nominee Lets the Music Lead the Words
Bill Eville

Fanny Howe, whose latest book of poetry, Second Childhood, was nominated for the National Book Award, suggests that readers not try to understand her poems but rather just listen to the music of the words and images. Her collection centers around "the convergence between old age and childhood."

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New Testament Meets New Novel
Bill Eville

A new novel by Rick Herrick arrives with a weighty yet straightforward title — A Man Called Jesus.

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Married a Month Ago; Friends for Over Four Decades
Bill Eville

On Sunday, Sept. 7, Linda Fairstein texted all her friends: "What did you do this weekend? We got married!" Ms. Fairstein and Michael Goldberg had eloped at their home in Chilmark. The two have been friends for 45 years.

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Where Vineyard Dead Waltz With the Living
Bill Eville

Perhaps this Halloween is the time to dig the grave just a bit deeper. It is time to walk hand in hand with the real dead. And if Holly Nadler is your guide, it could prove to be a very crowded walk.

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50 Years Later, True to Their Roots and Each Other
Bill Eville

Tony and Abigail Higgins, who celebrate their 50th anniversary on Oct. 24, would like to give rather than receive. They want to help restore the Mayhew Chapel on Christiantown Road, the place where they were married in 1964.

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Learning to Live Again Through Photography
Bill Eville

In his new book Fighting for My Life, Michael Blanchard recounts the story of how he hit rock bottom, and how he returned to the living through his pictures. Mr. Blanchard's numerous photographs evoke the beauty and serenity of the Island.

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The Daddy on the Bike Says Wah, Wah, Wah
Bill Eville

Before you become a parent you have no idea this first day of school scene exists, most likely all over the world.

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Heart of Wedding Dress Is Creative Genes
Bill Eville

Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School graduate Ty Sinnett will present her debut fashion show on Oct. 5 as part of Boston Fashion Week. With a long Vineyard legacy, she said her work is inspired by the Island.

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Radio Comes to Life as Says You! Arrives on the Vineyard
Bill Eville

The Says You! radio program pulls into the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown for a live taping on Thursday night. Panelists include Fletcher “Flash” Wiley, Tony Kahn, Francine Achbar, Carolyn Faye Fox, and the Vineyard's own Arnie Reisman and Paula Lyons.

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