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Paddling through the pandemic

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It’s slushing out today. The wind is howling, and the snow and rain have made any thought of going outside a fool’s errand. Weather...

The ambassador has departed

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“For nearly 30 years,” Adam Moore, executive director of Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation said, “Bill Bridwell has been the greatest ambassador for Sheriff’s Meadow that...

What does the Vineyard smell like?

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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?

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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

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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,...