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Meet the Brokers

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Nya Clarke, Broker/Owner Martha’s Vineyard Island-Wide Realty What got you started in the brokerage business on the Vineyard? I moved back to the Vineyard from a career...

The Entrepreneurs

India Rose The Sideline Brand 49 Main St., Vineyard Haven 508-685-0484 sidelinebrand.com Tell us about your new business — you opened in November? We opened on Black Friday in this...

The Gleaners

Collecting excess produce from local farms and distributing it to people in need is not a new concept: It's been going on for centuries....

The Handymen

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Renato Lacerda My Handyman, Vineyard Haven 508-684-0242; myhandymaninmv@gmail.com How long have you been working as a handyman on the Vineyard? About twenty years. I started as a painter,...

The Florists

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Emily Coulter, owner Morrice Florist 149 State Rd., Vineyard Haven 508-693-0392 morriceflorist.com How did you come to own Morrice Florist? Five years ago, I took over the business. It completely...

Remembering Peter Simon (1947-2018)

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It was a festive and sweet occasion at the Beach Plum Inn on Friday afternoon, with friends, family, and Island visitors attending to celebrate...

The Architects

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Four architects share their processes and passions for building structures on Martha’s Vineyard. Joseph W. Dick, AIA Joseph W. Dick Architecture, Inc. 508-693-1717; josephwdick.com Tell us about your...

The Housecleaners

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Four Island housecleaners give The Local a look at their busy industry, from the trials and challenges to the rewards, and to why they...

The Wedding Planners

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Four wedding planning firms share their challenges in creating the most beautiful special day for couples on this popular destination — Martha’s Vineyard. Jackie Kane My...

The Arborists

Josh Scott, Beetlebung Tree Care, ISA Certified Arborist, West Tisbury West Tisbury   Why trees? I fell in love with trees and the care of trees early on,...

The Caretakers

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Scott Ellis; Plumbing and Caretaking, Edgartown   What got you started caretaking? I got into caretaking after fixing a house where all the pipes froze and had...

The Auto Mechanics

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Al Noyes, owner, Al Noyes Automotive, Edgartown A father-son Vineyard business I was born and raised in Oak Bluffs, my wife born and raised in Vineyard...

The Fishermen

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Steve Amaral, Surfcaster; Derby participant for 71 years, Oak Bluffs What got you started fishing? We all grew up in my father’s fish market, Amaral’s Fish...

This was a book sale for the books

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The Friends Book Sale has become such an institution that many dedicated buyers arrange their summer schedule around the sale, held every year at...

The Artisans: Island craftsmen and women make our houses home

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An artisan (from French: artisan, Italian: artigiano) is a skilled craftworker who makes or creates things by hand that may be functional or strictly...

The Vets

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Constance Breese DVM, Sea Breeze Veterinary Service, West Tisbury What brought you to veterinary work on the Vineyard? After graduation when I was looking for jobs, there was...

The Volunteers: We’re all in this together

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Several busy volunteers speak about their community service and the organization they serve, why they do it, what they get out of it, and...

The Musicians

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Four musicians share stories about how they came to make music their life’s work. Nancy Jephcote, Vineyard Haven Strings teacher, singer, songwriter; guitar and fiddle The Flying...

The holiday wishes of Islanders

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Last year we polled the locals and asked them to share their wants for the season and memories of holidays past. Here's what we...

Blessings for pets and all

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On Sunday, November 6, the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury hosted “The Blessing of the Animals,” which began with a call to worship...
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