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Let’s raise a glass to Prohibition

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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?

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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...

Cat found after 23-day walkabout

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Ellie and Christian Flanders moved back to the Vineyard in June to live in West Tisbury with Christian’s grandparents. And rounding out the Flanders...

Colin Whyte and his flying machine

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It was the fall of 1993, and Colin Whyte was sitting on the beach in Cancún, gazing out at a small seaplane towing a...

Pies, cakes, art, and Richard Lee

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A smile traces the lips of Toni Cohen as she thinks back on a certain Halloween in 1977. “There were about a dozen people in...

Calendar chronicles

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It was a sparkling July afternoon, and Ronni Simon and I sat out next to the pool at her home tucked into the woods...

Jackie Baer’s show ‘Pandemic’ makes the most of her battle with COVID-19

It was a tough spring for Jackie Baer. In March, the beloved 87-year-old artist, sculptor, photographer, and all-around blithe spirit slipped in the bathroom...

Flounder, fluke, and flying by the seat of your pants

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Bob Mone, owner of Mone Insurance, has a well-appointed office overlooking Vineyard Haven harbor. It’s decorated with a nautical motif; there’s a 5-foot admiralty...

Thinking beyond the normal

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Ovid Ward, a noted Vineyard artist, sculptor, and boat designer, died on June 17 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, at the age of 75. Ward...

A little sunshine on those cloudy days

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In 1986, Kate Healy of Vineyard Haven was diagnosed with breast cancer and she realized that she needed someone she could talk with —...

‘Carry in, carry home’

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At the head of each path leading down to State Beach from Beach Road, you’re confronted with a brightly colored sign urging you to...

Get shuckin’

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Martha’s Vineyard has an appetite for oysters. Last month a Grand Oyster Giveaway was held at the Agricultural Hall fairgrounds, and cars were backed...

Scarlet Rivera and the Bluefish

When Tim Goodman walked into Fred Walecki’s guitar shop in Malibu in February of 2014, little did he know that he was about to...
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