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The Fishermen

Steve Amaral, Surfcaster; Derby participant for 71 years, Oak BluffsWhat got you started fishing?We all grew up in my father’s fish market, Amaral’s Fish...

This was a book sale for the books

The Friends Book Sale has become such an institution that many dedicated buyers arrange their summer schedule around the sale, held every year at...

The Artisans: Island craftsmen and women make our houses home

An artisan (from French: artisan, Italian: artigiano) is a skilled craftworker who makes or creates things by hand that may be functional or strictly...

The Vets

Constance BreeseDVM, Sea Breeze Veterinary Service,West TisburyWhat brought you to veterinary work on the Vineyard?After graduation when I was looking for jobs, there was...

The Volunteers: We’re all in this together

Several busy volunteers speak about their community service and the organization they serve, why they do it, what they get out of it, and...

The Musicians

Four musicians share stories about how they came to make music their life’s work.Nancy Jephcote, Vineyard HavenStrings teacher, singer, songwriter; guitar and fiddleThe Flying...

The holiday wishes of Islanders 2016

Doris Ward Retired language arts teacher; EdgartownBest gift: A bicycle, when I was 6 years old. It was red and silver and had skinny...

Blessings for pets and all

On Sunday, November 6, the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury hosted “The Blessing of the Animals,” which began with a call to worship...

Slideshow: The Farmers

“On the Island, farming is tough … you have to take it on as a lifestyle.”—Rusty Gordon of Ghost Island Farm, West TisburyFarmers on...

The Shopkeepers

Our Island shops provide us with both needed essentials and luxuries, sparing us the expense and inconvenience of having to travel off-Island. Five local...

How to Run a B & B (and the secrets of a baked bean...

The Cleaveland House B & B is at 620 West Tisbury Road in West Tisbury, and has been welcoming guests — mostly poets, writers,...

Charter School graduates: Seven strong

On Sunday afternoon, the seven graduating seniors of the Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School class of 2016 proudly paraded past the standing-room-only audience of...

The coaches: Our sports experts and trainers

It’s time to cheer on our many coaches, who work tirelessly with Island kids in the sports on the Island. Whether it’s the seasoned...

The EMTs: The Island’s Emergency Medical Service Providers

It’s one of those things we’ve almost grown to take for granted: You can call 911 at any time of the day or night...

How does that chair make you feel? Island mental health professionals discuss comfort

Do you lie down, or sit up when talking to a therapist? Do you face them, or...somewhere else? Do you visit them in an...

The Servers: The waitresses and bartenders at our year-round places

The waitresses and bartenders who work at Martha’s Vineyard restaurants have their work cut out for them: During the fast-paced summer, they must keep...

The Designers

Six interior designers discuss the challenges unique to working on Martha’s Vineyard — whether it’s designing an addition to an antique house for elder...

Meet your farmers: Emily and Lila Fischer, and Eleanor (Fischer) Neubert

In a series of profiles, The Times introduces the men and women who farm on Martha’s Vineyard. For a complete interactive map of Island...

Phil Fleischman: More than just a guy with a boat to sell

Last week, my editor at The Times noticed a classified ad in the paper: “Boat for sale,” it said, then went on to describe...

Sense of Wonder Creations celebrates an anniversary, and an award

This past Friday was a special day at Sense of Wonder Day Camp on Grove Avenue in Vineyard Haven: It marked the 25th anniversary...