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Faces of food insecurity: Grateful for the grapevine

Updated Nov. 14 John Chivers moved back to Martha’s Vineyard about two weeks ago. He’s lived here for eight years, but spent the past two...

Veterans Day: A time to honor all veterans

Sounds of bagpipes echoed through town Sunday morning as the annual Veterans Day parade stepped off from Nancy’s and made its way to Ocean...

Meet Your Merchant: Leonardo Bonjour

I’ll be honest, I didn’t know much about Brazilian jiujitsu prior to writing this piece. I wasn’t even sure I was pronouncing it correctly...

Eat like a sea captain

We sat around a circular mahogany table by the window in the corner of the back room. There are two main dining spaces inside...

What Islanders Wear to Work: Josey Kirkland dresses for Felix Neck

When people think style on Martha’s Vineyard, a certain vision comes over the minds of the unknowing. Salmon-colored shorts spotted with tiny smiling whales....

Yoga outside the studio

If you’re looking for something to help solve those winter blues, Sherry Sidoti is offering her annual yoga teacher training from Jan. 11 through...

Design Q+A: Fireplaces

From traditional and wood-burning to modern and gas-powered, fireplaces are undoubtedly the snuggest spot in the house. We’ve reached a point in design innovation...

Can we take a peek?

There are certain clues to hint you’re nearing a beautiful Vineyard home. The first: The GPS won’t take you there. It’ll send you circling...

Brewed awakenings: Meet the baristas

These on-the-verge-of-winter mornings don’t start without a fight. Around 8 am, the horrendous chime of my default ringtone wakes me up. I press snooze...

Gymnasts’ choice

On Sunday, Oct. 28, Island Gymnastics hosted its 28th annual Sandcastle meet, a fundraiser and competition where proceeds benefit a designated Island cause. This...

Red Sox win and so does Green Monster artist

The Green Monster is more than just a 37-foot wall out in left field at Fenway Park. It’s a symbol of Boston, an icon...

The buzz on Question 1

On Nov. 6, Massachusetts voters will decide whether they believe yes, patient-to-nurse ratios should be regulated by law, or no, patient-to-nurse ratios should remain...

Get ready for Ladyfest

We love our music here on Martha’s Vineyard, and the Ritz , a year-round bar and live music venue, celebrates that almost every night....

Faces of food insecurity: The caseworkers

This is part of an ongoing series about food insecurity. In the following piece, we take a look at the individuals working to combat...

Meet Your Merchant: Gina Williams of Hands of Hope

A small Vineyard Haven studio is home to Gina Williams’ massage therapy business, Hands of Hope. She grew up on Martha’s Vineyard, and only...

Getcha grub at the local pub

There’s a silver lining to summer’s end. For me, it’s revisiting all my favorite year-round spots I’ve spent the past four months avoiding. One...

His own little universe

Stand in front of one of artist Rocco Vitelle’s pieces, and you'll never run out of things to look at. “There are so many little...

Island cannabis operations underway

Cannabis cultivation at Patient Centric, the Island’s only approved medical marijuana dispensary, is on track to begin by early December. “Part of that is...

Love behind the lens

Last week, Rolling Stone recognized a Nashville-based duo on a list of the 10 best country and Americana songs of the week. Freddy & Francine...

A more total Eclipse

Eclipse Massage Therapy is an integrative wellness business on Martha’s Vineyard (read all about it here, in the latest edition of The Local). They’ve...