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What does the Vineyard smell like?

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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?

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...

Let’s raise a glass to Prohibition

On a foggy evening on April 23, 1927, the fishing schooner Etta M. Burns was sailing back to New Bedford when the helmsman fell...

Fishing, golf, and aerial bombardment

Nomans Land is an uninhabited island situated three miles off the southwest corner of Martha’s Vineyard. It’s an isolated spot, laid bare to the...

‘Jaws nut’ scores Jaws Mobile

From the time Gabe DiSaverio was a little boy, he’s been obsessed with sharks. “I think one of the reasons for my fascination was...

Wear your mask

Gretchen Baer was dismayed and perplexed. Cases of COVID-19 were spiking in Bisbee, Ariz., the small town where she lived. Bikers for Trump, the...

Hair there everywhere

Updated, Thursday, Sept. 24, 7:45 am* “You've got to be kidding, right?” That was pretty much the consensus when Angela Prout announced that she was giving...

Perfect Day, Part Two

Last week we ran a story on what some of our readers would consider a perfect way to spend a beautiful late summer day...

‘When It’s Over’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEEiHnR1aZU&feature=youtu.be I sat on Jon Zeeman’s back porch overlooking the woods and a slice of Lagoon Pond. Jon looks to be in his late 50s,...

What’s your perfect day?

Labor Day is sneaking up on us fast; soon the days will shorten, temperatures will drop, and the summer, which most of us have...

Bob Dutton dies before Zoom performance

UPDATED AUG. 29 Bob Dutton is known to countless Islanders for Island Entertainment, which he founded in 1986, for his work with the Martha’s Vineyard...
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