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‘Forty Years in the Making: The Magic Music Movie’

In the Sixties on Martha’s Vineyard, several musicians played coffeehouses — the Mooncusser, the Chilmark Community Center. They’d go on to move to Colorado...

Teaching kids to save

In 1988, on Patti Leighton’s second day of work at the Martha’s Vineyard Bank, she put a note in the suggestion box: “Why don’t...

Waking the house when it’s time to move on

On a cold and blustery January morning in 1987, Joyce, my soon-to-be wife, and I sat in the Black Dog Tavern with the real...

Creating coziness

I don’t have an interior decorator gene. If you ask me how to go about making a room more cozy, I would say add...

The Aronie brothers and their Zero Blaster

It began with an email I received from Nancy Aronie, who many of you know from her Chilmark Writing Workshops, but she was writing...

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

One in eight women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s the most common cancer in women, and the second leading...

In the business of winning

On Wednesday evening, Oct. 17, Island business members gathered at the Winnetu Oceanside Resort for the presentation of the 2018 Martha’s Business Awards given...

In the business of winning

Updated Oct. 22 On Wednesday evening, Oct. 17, Island business members gathered at the Winnetu Oceanside Resort for the presentation of the 2018 Martha’s Business...

What’s all the buzz about?

  My assignment was to cover the honeybee Hive Tour, held at Norton Farm. We were also planning to shoot a video of the tour,...

Building an ‘authentic local brand’

Bob Fuller began his career teaching and coaching high school and college sports. From there he moved on to running a real estate brokerage...

Jackie Baer’s ‘house of curiosities’

Jackie Baer is 85 going on 19. She’s a painter, a sculptor, a photographer, a collector, a jewelry maker, and a cartoonist, and she...

The facts about vaccinations

There’s a great deal of controversy today surrounding the subject of vaccinations, particularly when it comes to children. It should be noted that Dukes...

Looking back on the Hurricane of ’38

Friday, Sept. 21, marks the 80th anniversary of the Hurricane of ’38, also known as the Great American Hurricane, the Long Island Express, and...

Why would anyone kiss a fish?

When it comes to gaining an edge to win the Martha’s VIneyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, you have have to make sure your...

What we’ve learned about our screened-in porch

When we first built our house, it was designed to be a post and beam summer cottage, and it was small — very small...

Angel Flight helps Islanders get the care they need

I was picked up by an Uber driver at the Signature terminal, which is reserved for private flights at Logan Airport. Knowing I had...

John Washbrook has a story to tell

I’ve always maintained that you should never be afraid to strike up a conversation with someone on the ferry. You just never know the...

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

“There is a great deal of scientific evidence that confirms the importance of breastfeeding, both for babies and their moms,” said Joyce Capobianco, nurse...

‘Says You!’ turns 22

“Says You!” the self-proclaimed NPR game show of “bluff and bluster, words and whimsy” is now 22 years old, and last week the producers...

The man who tried to eat the fair

Last Friday afternoon I went to the Ag Fair and indulged in what could only be described as stunt eating. In the interest of...