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T is for Theater #AtoZChallenge

The late Mary Payne (1932–1996), founder and longtime director of Island Theatre Workshop (ITW), was utterly shameless about drafting people into theater (or theatre — you choose). I was one of them. She needed help with PR. She knew I … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge 2018

Last April I did the A to Z Challenge in my other blog, Write Through It: On Writing, Editing, and How to Keep Going. What’s the challenge? Blog on your chosen theme every day for a month, with the post titles … Continue reading

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Women’s Winter Film Series

I could fill a month’s worth of blog posts with reasonsexcuses why I haven’t blogged muchat all in the last six weeks or so, but here’s one of them: the Women’s Winter Film Series. It’s a project of the Women’s … Continue reading

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Messiah

I sang in a performance of Handel’s Messiah on Saturday night. “An Island Family Tradition Returns” said the poster, and so it was. I’m not a trained singer but I can carry a tune, I like to sing, and if I … Continue reading

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Pacing Between Planets

Trav and I continue to stroll between the planets. Our most frequent route takes us from Neptune to Uranus and within hailing distance of Saturn before we make a left onto the path that leads toward home. Other days we start … Continue reading

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MVFF Deal Closes, More Dealing Ensues

As June 22 approached, the date set for the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival (MVFF) to close on the Walsh property off Old County Road, the rumors flew. Opposition to MVFF’s plan to build a “campus” or “home” on the 12.5-acre … Continue reading

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Strolling Between Planets

The stretch of bike path Trav and I walk every day changes with the season, the weather, and the time of day, but the other day we encountered something new behind the Nat’s Farm subdivision. A big, blue, very round … Continue reading

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Now Filming in West Tisbury

Seen from a distance, Martha’s Vineyard looks bucolic, homogeneous, and maybe even a little boring. Up close it’s much more interesting. The best way to understand what the place is about, how it works and how it doesn’t, is to … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why I Like Living on Martha’s Vineyard

I wrote this about 10 years ago, when setting up susannajsturgis.com, my first home on the web. On a recent rereading I was surprised to realize that most of it is still mostly true. I now have several virtual homes: … Continue reading

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Small-Town Journalism in the ’80s

Guest blogger Eileen Maley was the first Calendar editor of the Martha’s Vineyard Times. I was the second. If it hadn’t been for Eileen, I wouldn’t have wound up at the Times at all: at a West Tisbury town meeting ca. 1987, this woman I … Continue reading

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