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Recreating history

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You know artist Margot Datz’s murals at the two Steamship terminals: In Vineyard Haven, a schemata of a wavelet-spewed harbor, sailboats, docks, and puffy...

Close Encounters: The Wilsons

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It started with a hug a few weeks ago, to wit my first nonfamily, post-vac, full-on nuzzle of this bright new season of hope...

Good for your gut

You might be wondering what in the blue blazes is SIBO, so listen up: Those letters stand for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, and awardwinning...

Bewitching cookbook

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A young woman who’s been summering on the Vineyard for all of her supernally natural life, namely Lisanna Wallance, has a positive genius for...

Hair-raising history

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Some 26 years ago, the first collection of Island ghost stories arrived on our shores, or more specifically our bookshelves. “Haunted Island,” from Down...

At Home with the Oslyns

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If a pair of rom-com script writers were given the task of bringing the romance of Gina Patti and Rob Oslyn of Oak Bluffs...

An essential summer cookbook

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When Nan Rheault, originally of Connecticut, then of the world, and finally of Oak Bluffs, befriended you, you stayed befriended. It was as magical...

Close Encounters: Brian Hughes and Lisa Rohn

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The one thing you can depend on with old friends — excruciatingly old, as in 28 years of knowing each other — is that...

Close Encounters: A night with Nancy Aronie

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Nancy Aronie, 78, NPR commentator, author, columnist, and writing workshop doyenne, is to be my subject for a night spent in the sipping of...

Close Encounters: Lee McCormack

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“Lee, you look great!” It’s a standard greeting, women love to reassure our pals that they’re ready for their close-up.  And Lee McCormack does look great....

Suzanne Rheault’s wild and precious life

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This woman has been around the world, by her own admission, a few too many times, but her exciting and checkered past has yielded...

Home is where her heart is

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Updated August 8 The 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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
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