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Second Acts: Lucian Nastasi

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Lucian Nastasi considers himself lucky. Lucky that he was raised by a loving Romanian family who valued education. Lucky he learned to speak English...

Second Acts: Jovana Balaban

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How does a young woman from a landlocked Eastern European country, educated to become a literature and language teacher, end up a serial entrepreneur...

Second Acts: NaDaizja Bolling

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From as long as she can remember, NaDaizja Bolling spent her summers on Martha’s Vineyard. Raised near Boston, she went off to Syracuse University...

Second Acts: Irene Ziebarth and Doug West

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Doug West began coming to Martha’s Vineyard in summers as a kid, back in 1952, and later his family bought a cottage in Oak...

Second Acts: Jocelyn Coleman Walton

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“My grandmother, Luella Coleman, came to the Vineyard as a domestic and through perseverance and vision, she bought a house. And I spent every single summer...

A sobering conversation on opiates, addiction

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“One kid died and the other was on his way to federal prison for five and a half years for having furnished him...

Second Acts: Jennifer DaSilva

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For most people, taking a work break means not working. But for Jennifer DaSilva, it means coming up with her next line of work....

Second Acts: Heidi Feldman

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Usually this column is about someone who, at some point in life, finds a new and different path — a second act. But today’s...

Second Acts: Debbie Hale

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“From the first time I tried it, it spoke to me; it just spoke to my soul and made me look at everything differently.”...

Second Acts: Jason Mazar-Kelly

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Downward dog. Form 1040. Chakra. Itemized deductions. Asana. Total taxable income. Mantra. Quarterly estimates. Namaste. Yoga and tax jargon — terms you don’t often...

Second Acts: Leigh Cormie

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It seems Leigh Cormie was destined to end up on Martha’s Vineyard. He certainly didn’t plan it. If his itinerary from Czechoslovakia, where he’d...

Second Acts: Whitney Hanschka

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In the mid-1980s, Whitney Hanschka graduated from Stanford University in mechanical engineering — the stuff of aerospace, biotech, and robotics — no doubt on...

Second Acts

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This installment of Second Acts started out as a profile on Steve Ewing, dockbuilder-poet. If ever there was a Vineyarder finding his “other self,”...

Second Acts: Sometimes they come early

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Often it takes years to find your second act. A lifetime of living or working in one direction, and finally discovering your inner calling...

Second Acts: Gerry Yukevich

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Is there something that is inherently Martha’s Vineyard that fosters the freedom to pursue our other selves — our talents, drives, and passions? The...

Second Acts: Bob Avakian and Barbara Reynolds

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Is it something in the air we breathe? Or the light that shines here? Is it literally being an island, floating freely away from...