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Jon Harris: A ‘great ball of fire’

On Thursday, Feb. 22, a celebration of life was held at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Hall for Jonathan (Jon) Harris. The celebration commenced with...

When life hands you snow, make ice cream

We recently received a letter from longtime Vineyard resident Charlie Shabica, which spoke fondly of the snow ice cream his mother used to make...

Raise high the roof beam, carpenters

Jim Shane has had barn envy for years. He’s always wanted to have a barn and he’s always known that should he build one,...

Where were you for the Blizzard of ’78?

Islanders recall the storm of the century.Forty years ago, on the morning of Feb. 6, 1978, snowflakes began to fall, and didn’t stop for...

A talk with James Anthony, CEO of MVSB

We recently had the opportunity to talk with Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank CEO James Anthony about how he ended up here on the Island,...

The Settlers: Toni and Richard Cohen, Peggy and Bob Schwier

Just about 50 years ago the Vineyard experienced what could be best described as a bubble. For decades the Island’s population was relatively stable....

This is quite a community we’ve got here

The new year is a time of reflection. In our case we took the time to think back on the many people we’ve featured...

The keepers of the West Chop light

Coast Guard maintenance supervisor Dave Skena says that one of the things that makes inspecting and maintaining lighthouses so interesting is that every lighthouse...

Toy boat, toy boat, toy boat …

Rob, Morgan, Jamie, and Brooke Douglas are certainly no strangers to sailing; it’s part of the Douglas DNA. The family owns the Shenandoah and...

Small Business Saturday

Malls and big box stores have been chipping away at small retail businesses for years, and with every local merchant that shutters its doors,...

Tisbury: Nobnocket Inn hosts veteran

Heard on Main Street: Did you know that the word Pennsylvania is misspelled on the Liberty Bell?You may have read about the Nobnocket Boutique...

Rural Health Scholars study Island’s sexual health resources

Each year for the past 12 years the Rural Health Scholars, comprised of University of Massachusetts medical students, have made a presentation to the...

Barbara Dacey is stepping away

Several years ago, Will Luckey of West Tisbury and his family were on vacation on the island of Culebra, off Puerto Rico. They were...

The class of ‘67 celebrates their big 5-0

On Friday, Oct. 21, the MVRHS class of 1967 held their 50th reunion at the Wharf Restaurant in Edgartown. It was a good turnout;...

Bob Woodruff’s solar sailboat

Bob Woodruff moves about the deck of his 24-foot Kittiwake sloop with an agility that defies his 82 years. “You could say I was...

Large West Tisbury crowd can’t talk big houses

By Geoff CurrierDozens of people came to express their views on a proposed 5,342- square-foot house at 19 Briarwood Lane at a Sept. 28...

How now, Ruby Red cow

I’m not a big cow person. They’re sort of like rural wallpaper, nothing to get overly excited about. And then I saw my first...

 What I know about outdoor showers: Ten tips for getting the most out of...

 First of all, I’m not an architect or a builder, just a civilian who over the years has had a couple of outside showers...

Bud’s big swim

Mike Mayrand got up early on the morning of Sept. 2, and from his house in Gay Head he looked out over Vineyard Sound,...

Whale spotted from ferry

Michael Blanton of Bourne was on the 7 am boat out of Woods Hole heading for Vineyard Haven on August 30. “We had just...