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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...

Covington checks all the boxes

Light but filling. Simple but flavorful. Top notch, but affordable. Buzzing, but tastefully so. These are the kinds of contrasts I look for when...

Faces of Food Insecurity: ‘The issue is vegetables’

This is part of a series describing the faces of food insecurity on Martha’s Vineyard. The subject’s name in the following article has been...

A local grains, good breads community

Updated Sept. 25Two long tables were packed shoulder to shoulder, family-style, at State Road Restaurant in West Tisbury last Friday, Sept. 14. Some of...

Welcome to the Carnegie

Early this summer, the Carnegie opened its doors to the Vineyard public. Prior to June 23, 2018, the polished brick building on North Water...

What Islanders wear to work: Marie Ambrose dresses for the FARM Institute

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....

Can we take a peek?

*Updated Sept. 14This is a series I’ve been meaning to start for a while. I’ve lived on the Island for just over two years,...

Total Eclipse of the healing arts

Island native Antone Dias can spot your postural issues from a mile away. “Nobody is anatomically correct,” Dias said as we sat chatting in...

The road to Nusquam

Shacks and sheds are more than a place for people to store their surplus stuff. On Martha’s Vineyard, they’re homes. Attitude around here is,...

“BlacKkKlansman’: I can dig it

A good film is one you’re thinking about days, sometimes weeks later. I found this rang true after seeing Spike Lee’s most recent blockbuster,...

Manufacturing miracles for abandoned pups

Updated Sept. 14Julia is a 3-year-old purebred Rottweiler who lived in an Amish puppy mill in Pennsylvania for most of her life. The breeders...

Everyone’s fried as summer comes to close

The toughest stretch of the year is here, and Island businesses are feeling the crunch. Yes, Illumination Night, the Ag Fair, and the fireworks...

The legend of Bad Martha’s beer

Mischievous winds brought Bartholomew Gosnold’s ship to Martha’s Vineyard in 1602. When the ship washed ashore, Gosnold scoured the Island for ingredients to brew...

Finding a way to battle against illiteracy

An incoming MVRHS senior wants to go to college next year, but he can’t — he’s functionally illiterate. The average college student reads 351...