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Meet the Deckers

In some respects, we’re all family on the Vineyard. We’re a diverse group, often fiercely independent, but united and drawn together by the fact...

Let the good times roll!

Grace Guck, who has been an avid horse person for all of her life, had a great idea. As the clubhouse manager at the...

So you want to be a DJ?

Edit 4/1 I suspect there’s a little disc jockey in all of us. Wouldn’t you love to give voice to those tunes you carry around...

The king of the practical jokers

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We were putting together our year-end review and were going over a list of all the people who died in 2020 when we came...

From one Vineyard to another

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It’s been an interesting journey for Sam Decker and his wife Katy. The two grew up on the Island, and after high school they...

The Good Soles are good souls

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What began as a group of Island women getting together to ride their bikes, get some exercise and enjoy each other's company evolved into...

The Vineyard Beat

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Updated 2/19/21 Martha’s Vineyard has a rich and storied musical tradition. Go all the way back to the tribal music of the Wampanoags. The sea...

Paddling through the pandemic

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It’s slushing out today. The wind is howling, and the snow and rain have made any thought of going outside a fool’s errand. Weather...

The ambassador has departed

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“For nearly 30 years,” Adam Moore, executive director of Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation said, “Bill Bridwell has been the greatest ambassador for Sheriff’s Meadow that...

What does the Vineyard smell like?

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Recently I was thinking about Diane Ackerman’s marvelous book, “A Natural History of the Senses.” The book takes each of the five senses individually,...

Fighting for justice and inclusion

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Race relations on the Vineyard have always been more nuanced than in many communities elsewhere. On one hand, Black families could not buy property...

After the pandemic

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The vaccines are being shipped, and we’re beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel. And maybe, just maybe, the new...

Poliana Bellan Wilson: ‘I love to lend a hand to others’

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In 2017, Poliana “Poli” Bellan Wilson left her home in Sao Paulo, Brazil to attend a Rotary convention on Martha’s Vineyard. Wilson had been...

Merry Christmas to WMVY

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Since 1983, WMVY Radio has provided the soundtrack for the Island of Martha’s Vineyard. From the beginning it stood out in an era of...

Where there’s a Will, there’s a way

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Will Holtham, “Willy D” to friends, the former owner of the Home Port restaurant in Menemsha, died of a heart attack on Sept. 10,...

A man and his submarine

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At any given time I tend to carry story ideas around in my head that for various reasons I never seem to get around...

Massage your brain

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These are the times that try men’s souls. There’s the election. The pandemic. The economy. One could almost be excused for taking refuge in...

Turning green

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The Field Gallery in West Tisbury is recognizable for its Tom Maley sculptures of fanciful, exuberant, dancing women, but the first thing you see...

Pull!

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Finding the Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club, located off the Boulevard in Edgartown, was a little tricky; the sign doesn’t exactly jump out...

Can’t we all just get along?

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Last fall, Dr. Jay Segel of West Tisbury was visiting his wife’s parents’ home on the banks of the La Touvre river in the...
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