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On the Market: This is the church, this is the steeple …

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the Lambert’s Cove Methodist Church on Lambert’s Cove Road in West Tisbury. In 1988,...

Domestic Disturbances: The Amsterdam Cowboy

They say it takes a village to raise a child. Well, it takes a village plus a lot of summer residents to raise a...

The red shoes diary

In celebration of Women’s History Month this March, Featherstone Center for the Arts presented the “Backwards and in High Heels Show” in their Art...

The Vineyard Connection: Because ultimately, everything is local

Most everyone is familiar with the term “six degrees of separation,” the notion that any two people can be connected to one another (or...

The gale of 1898

Here on the Vineyard, this March has been a month for nor’easters, three in in the space of about 12 days, and as we...

Bedside Table: Geoff Currier

These are quite literally the books that have been piling up on my bedside table for the past few months. At one point in...

Allen Whiting: The movie

Two years ago, Emmy awardwinning filmmakers David and Barbarella Fokos (Salt & Sugar Productions) produced a documentary on Vineyard artist Heather Neill. The Fokoses...

Academy Award has local ties

The Oscar for best documentary feature at Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony went to “Icarus,” a film that uncovered widespread doping at the Olympic...

Jon Harris: A ‘great ball of fire’

On Thursday, Feb. 22, a celebration of life was held at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Hall for Jonathan (Jon) Harris. The celebration commenced with...

When life hands you snow, make ice cream

We recently received a letter from longtime Vineyard resident Charlie Shabica, which spoke fondly of the snow ice cream his mother used to make...

Raise high the roof beam, carpenters

Jim Shane has had barn envy for years. He’s always wanted to have a barn and he’s always known that should he build one,...

Where were you for the Blizzard of ’78?

Islanders recall the storm of the century. Forty years ago, on the morning of Feb. 6, 1978, snowflakes began to fall, and didn’t stop for...

A talk with James Anthony, CEO of MVSB

We recently had the opportunity to talk with Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank CEO James Anthony about how he ended up here on the Island,...

The Settlers: Toni and Richard Cohen, Peggy and Bob Schwier

Just about 50 years ago the Vineyard experienced what could be best described as a bubble. For decades the Island’s population was relatively stable....

This is quite a community we’ve got here

The new year is a time of reflection. In our case we took the time to think back on the many people we’ve featured...

The keepers of the West Chop light

Coast Guard maintenance supervisor Dave Skena says that one of the things that makes inspecting and maintaining lighthouses so interesting is that every lighthouse...

Toy boat, toy boat, toy boat …

Rob, Morgan, Jamie, and Brooke Douglas are certainly no strangers to sailing; it’s part of the Douglas DNA. The family owns the Shenandoah and...

Small Business Saturday

Malls and big box stores have been chipping away at small retail businesses for years, and with every local merchant that shutters its doors,...

Tisbury: Nobnocket Inn hosts veteran

Heard on Main Street: Did you know that the word Pennsylvania is misspelled on the Liberty Bell? You may have read about the Nobnocket Boutique...

Rural Health Scholars study Island’s sexual health resources

Each year for the past 12 years the Rural Health Scholars, comprised of University of Massachusetts medical students, have made a presentation to the...