DCR appoints new supervisor to state forest

Virginia Dautreuil, 35, is the new superintendent of the 5,343-acre Manuel F. Correllus State Forest. She fills the position left vacant by the unexpected death of John J. Varkonda in late December at the age of 55 after 26 years in the job. The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) appointed her to the […]

Two solar systems follow the sun

Alternative energy generation on Martha’s Vineyard has been confined primarily to windmills and stationary solar panels. West Tisbury builder Paul Adler researched the latest innovations in solar technology and chose to install two fully automatic devices mounted on separate posts that use computers and motors to keep them pointing directly at the sun. The systems […]

Ritz Cafe party celebrates its past (and future)

Years ago, the building was a fish market. Buddy Pease bought it and turned it into a bar before selling it to Burt Combra. Mr. Combra owned it for six years before selling it to Arthur Pachico and his wife Shirley in 1967. Arthur’s stepdaughters Janet King and Christine Arenburg have run the bar for the past 30 years. On June 23, Ms. King and Ms. Arenburg will pass the keys to new owners.

‘Man Made Meals’ – a cookbook for men by Chappy’s Steven Raichlen

“Man Made Meals: The Essential Cookbook for Guys” by Steven Raichlen. Workman Publishing Company, 2014. 640 pages. $24.95. “Man Made Meals: The Essential Cookbook for Guys” is the cookbook that moves Steven Raichlen’s mastery of the man-centric world of grilling in his popular “Barbecue! Bible” books into the kitchen. The hearty, tasty, and feel-good nature […]