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The ‘Real Deal’

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One sunny and fragrant day last spring, Jemima James and I sat out on her back porch in West Tisbury as she talked about...

What Are You Watching? ‘Julia’

After having seen “Julie and Julia,” the Oscar-nominated film starring Meryl Streep, and a raft of documentaries about Julia Child, I watched “Julia,” an...

Morse Code operator in the Korean War

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Stephen Nichols, a crossing guard in Tisbury, shares what it was like to be a Morse code operator for the U.S. Army.   I was born...

The Bluefish Dance

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“The Bluefish Dance” is excerpted from a collection of stories I wrote in the early 90s under the title, “Washashore, scenes from the life...

MV loses in overtime

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You knew it was going to be a tight game. The Vineyarders lost to Nantucket 4-1 at home earlier in the year, and beat the...

Sit. Stay. Fly like a bird!

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I was recently interviewing Chip Coblyn about his work with the Substance Abuse Disorder Coalition and he mentioned in passing that his wife Pam...

What Are You Watching?

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“Fishing With John” and “Painting with John” I’m shamelessly addicted to “Fishing with John” and “Painting with John,” two TV series written, produced, and starring...

Better call Kahl

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Andrew Kahl is 34 years old, making him a millennial. And when you look at the characteristics ascribed to millennials, one thing that stands...

No man is an Island

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Updated: 1/21 Capt. Bob Douglas has navigated a life with little precedent. His tall ships, the Shenandoah and the Alabama, have become the signature pieces...

Lynne Whiting: ‘If you can’t give money, give time’

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When it comes to volunteering, Lynne Whiting of West Tisbury takes a heuristic approach, where one thing seems to just lead to another, although...

Meet the Tankards

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

Battling cancer

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Jeff Whipple is in his 70s, but up until a few years ago he hadn’t been to the doctor since the eighth grade. Whipple...

The Vineyard Beat: The Seventies

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Updated Nov. 9, 12:31 pm For the second part in our series of music on the Vineyard, we’d like to talk about the Seventies, a...

Adventures in paradise

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I first met Jim Greene when I was working on an obituary last summer for Ovid Ward, the Edgartown painter, sculptor, and boat designer....

Filet mignon with a side order of biplanes

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I love a good breakfast place; there’s no better way to start the day. And recently I was meeting someone out at the Katama...

What makes the fair tick?

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When I sat down to talk with Janice Haynes at her home in West Tisbury, she had just returned from a trip to Ireland...

Kate’s back

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Kate Taylor’s album “Sister Kate.” Those were heady times for Kate back in the early ’70s. Virtually...

A different look at Mytoi

An old friend, Elise LeBovit, stopped by The Times the other day. It was one of those hellacious hot days we’d been having, and...

Meet the Deckers

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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...