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Home is where her heart is

For some obscure reason, Oak Bluffs as a vacation destination fails to receive the love that attaches itself to Edgartown and some of the...

Ghost writers

When I first began to track down Vineyard ghost stories, the boom in bumpy things — bumpy as in “things that go bump in...

Bitters are better

Islander Zephir Plume is an adept of culinary arts and herbal medicine, a farmer, a forager, and a soon-to-be mama. On a recent midday...

At the Ag Fair, with Charlie, my angel

More than a trip to Disney World, more than the celebration of Christmas, for Vineyarders the annual four-day Agricultural Fair grounds us in the...

A turtle named Sue, well, Johnny Sue

Updated August 8The achy-breaky heart part about adopting a turtle for a pet is that, cute as they are, they will never reciprocate our...

The frame inspires the painting in magical mind of Margot Datz

She is an artist of incandescent talent, and a woman of the same caliber of charm. Margot Datz and I are roughly the same...

The heart of Harthaven

Most people in advanced elder age tell you “All my friends are dead!” This was far from the case last Thursday, July 11, at...

Building confidence

To meet the pretty and devilishly petite 48-year-old with pale skin, vivid green eyes and floaty red hair is to become best friends for...

A living legend

The following is reprinted with permission from Holly Nadler’s book “Vineyard Confidential.” “She approved every word before I used it in the book,” Nadler...

At home with Lisa Katsounakis at the Tivoli Inn

It’s been on top of lists for dream jobs for eons now: Inn Owner. In a recent boston.com story, “Bed and Breakfast purveyor” was...

Is Dan Aykroyd attracting UFOs to Martha’s Vineyard?

Picture two aliens in a spacecraft. For seven gravity-free nanoseconds, they’ve glimpsed nothing but black ocean, then lights! Civilization! Their GPS tells them, “You’re...

These are the days

They’re from the same generation as the septuagenarian rock stars who still keep prancing across the stage:Larry David, Richard Lewis, Lily Tomlin, and our...

Gwyn McAllister channels George Bernard Shaw in ‘Passionata’

Many years ago Gwyn McAllister began to write articles for this very paper, along with a steady stream of magazine stories. And then one...

At Home with Alan Schweikert

Alan Schweikert grew up in the pastoral hill and dale of Chatham, N.J., which also put him near the bright lights of Manhattan. Half...

Watching ‘The Mighty Quinn’ raises money for WYOB

The year was 1989, and although Denzel Washington had already made a name for himself with more serious roles, his titular part as the...

At Home with Joanna Fairchild: A home that stretches to include many

Either entertaining comes naturally to you or it doesn’t. Yes, American mores insist anybody can learn anything, but when it comes to hosting 20...

Everybody out on the courts!

You may have noticed those small tennis courts in such places as Niantic Park in Oak Bluffs or at the Boys and Girls Club...

Come on down!

To paraphrase an old song from Paul Simon, “Something tells me it’s all happening at the library.” Simon said “at the zoo,” but nowadays,...

A Valentine’s Day love story

“We don’t meditate,” said Michael Joly as he and his sweetheart Alene Sibley sat at my dining room table in Oak Bluffs in early...

Teach what you know

What does Martha’s Vineyard have in common with Athens in the Golden Age and Elizabethan England? You guessed it! We’ve got a veritable surplus...