“Bandstand, The Search for the Oak Island Gold” by Jib Ellis, Veranda Publishing, 2014, 390 pages, $16.95, available at Bunch of Grapes (Vineyard Haven), Edgartown Books, and at area libraries. We all enjoy a perfectly-prepared bon mot. In “Bandstand, The Search for Oak Island Gold,” long-time Island resident Jib Ellis serves up bushels of them, […]
Okay, let’s get real and ask ourselves some tough questions. For example, what would you do with 40 free lobsters? Or 45 pounds of scallops? How about 62 pounds of swordfish? Buckle up, folks, ‘cuz someone will be faced with decisions like that. The catch is you have to design the best tee-shirt slogan in […]
Painting A Life, Ray Ellis: An Artist Seen Through His Work, 192 pages, 159 paintings, Compass Prints, Savannah, Georgia, 2014 Before his death in 2013, the painter Ray Ellis had resided full-time on Martha’s Vineyard for more than three decades, and as a public symbol he is as recognizable as Gay Head Light and the […]
The Rennekers watched, aghast, as the priceless third-generation heirloom ring arced away, then disappeared into three feet of water.
Never wet a line or staggered to the Derby shed at 9:59 pm to weigh-in before the doors closed? No problem. This book works on a variety of levels and has been crafted lovingly by Mr. Jerome as a showcase of both Mr. Ellis’s considerable artistic talent and his community commitment.
“Really, the book is to honor my mother and my grandmother for what they’d done for us, the sacrifices they made that I only understood as an adult. Maybe I was also hearkening back to a time long-past.” – Kevin Parham
The all-star tournament is a display of young baseball talent
Former MVRHS athlete make a hit as pro
“When I’m speaking about the book, I’m going to try to explain the mystery and drama around the event.”
Richard North Patterson gathers his taut Island trilogy