Set in East Chop, "Lighthouse Point" is a new musical play written by Rick Herrick with lyrics by Kate Hancock and music by Ben Willmott. The 4 p.m. show at the MV Film Center, presented by the MV Museum, is free with donations welcomed.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
In which we meet prodigal son Thorn Dixon, former TV writer newly released from rehab, and the notorious grouch and famous painter, Sonja Dash.
The story thus far: And now: The Driest Martini in West Chop: Lady Slipper Farm And The Summer People, Chapter Four Thorn Dixon, 42, perched his behind on his prospective employer’s porch-rail in a maneuver that only someone with utmost grace could get away with. Thorn got away with it. Not that the lady seated in the wrought-iron chair across from him could appreciate his tango-ready figure. Old, notorious Sonja Dash was blind as Mr. Magoo. She spoke through a plume of cigarette smoke, and asked in her grotty voice, “Do you want something to drink? I’ve heard you’re quite the lush.” “Ex-lush,” Thorn corrected her. “Didn’t Our Mutual Friend tell you I’ve just been paroled from rehab in Tampa?” Our Mutual Friend was Larry David. Larry, …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Built in 1905, this seven-bedroom, five-bathroom West Chop summer home is up for sale for the first time in generations.
A vintage home with modern conveniences is on the market in West Chop after being a family summer residence for generations, according to a Sandpiper Realty listing: For more news about Martha's Vineyard homes, land, sales and rentals, or to search for properties by ZIP code, please see our Real Estate section. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a blog and share your views.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
In 1972, Jon Haydn says, Betty Stockton painted him in West Chop. Now, he's hoping to be reunited with his portrait.
Islanders, are you ready for a winter mystery? An Arkansas sculptor is seeking to be reunited with a portrait of him that was painted on the Vineyard in 1972. Jon Haydn posted two photos to our Patch Pics & Clips gallery yesterday, writing: One is of Betty Stockton in front of a portrait she created of me in 1972. The other is of the completed portrait (and an excellent, heartfelt portrait it is). I posted in hopes of locating the portrait, in case it is unwanted and/or in need of being with me. Your help in posting this request with the two photos would be appreciated. Betty was attorney Charles Stockton's wife and, if I'm correct, she had a daughter named Marki (or Marky or Markie, I don't know) Love. She painted me in their West Chop …