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From their house to yours

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With dozens of individual artists and artisans offering their wares, the Vineyard Artisans Festival is the destination for those seeking unique, Island-made gifts for the holidays. The Artisans Festival will wrap up its year...

Gifts that keep on giving

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It could be me maturing, working more, or having a wonderful place to live, but I’ve grown to really enjoy leisure time at home. I have taken a recent interest, or slight obsession, with...

Made on MVY: Kylee’s Essentials

Kylee’s Essentials is a local apothecary company. Shop owner Kylee Willoughby is a mother and certified wellness consultant who has a lifelong passion for nontoxic and all-natural living. She believes that our health is...

Little glass jars: I know you’re good for me, but what are you?

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There’s something inviting about those little glass jars with homemade labels topped with a cute rubber dropper. Whenever I find myself meandering through the West Tisbury Farmers Market or poking around Island shops, I’m...

Battle of the boots

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There’s an old saying that rings particularly true for working folks on Martha’s Vineyard — “you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes.” In my landscaping days, it was the wheat nubuck...

Cronig’s Real Estate broker reaches milestone

Neal Stiller, a broker with Cronig's Real Estate, recently completed his 500th sales transaction on Martha's Vineyard. What makes this achievement extra special is that the property sold just happens to be on Cronig...

Rodolfo Lugo Jewels U.S.A. opens in Vineyard Haven

Rodolfo Lugo Jewels U.S.A. specializes in custom-made, one-of-a-kind designer jewelry including earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and rings of different shapes, metal types, stones, and curated jewelry. The brand offers jewelry from multiple designers, including Jessica...

Artist Paul Lazes develops Portraits by Mr. P

After creating close to 100 photos of “Tough Chicks on the Vineyard,” with a few dozen of them installed in the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital’s permanent collection, Paul Lazes began work on 100 drawings of...

12 Days of Shopping

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The Christmas season, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa are upon us, and this year shopping local seems like a win-win option. Your dollars support Island businesses and artisans, as well as some craftspeople from countries far...

Handcrafted holidays

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’Tis the season for supporting the arts community at Featherstone’s annual Holiday Gift Show. On its lovely campus, all things creative will be stirring for us every day from now through Dec. 16, from...

Perfect presents

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I spend a lot of time trolling Instagram. Over the past nine months of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have noticed quite the baking trend. Unfortunately, the baking bug hasn’t bitten me, rather, leaving me...

Made on MVY: Beaded Mask Chains by Stefanie Wolf

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Stefanie Wolf designs and sells jewelry and gifts at her studio and retail showroom in downtown Edgartown. For 11 years, she has created jewelry that uses colorful, geometric, handmade beads from a family-owned and...

Made on MVY

Made on MVY features products created on Martha’s Vineyard, and is sponsored by the artisans and businesses collected here. Want to be included in our next issue? Email jenna@mvtimes.com. Island Wampum Island-born and raised Phoenix Rogers...

What Islanders wear to work

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When some people think style on Martha’s Vineyard, it’s all salmon-colored shorts with tiny smiling whales. Pastel-pink dresses with teal embroidered flowers. Vineyard Vines, Ralph Lauren, and Lily Pulitzer. Martha’s Vineyard — home of...

Masks by Julie

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When a construction ban was announced in early April, carpenter Julie Verost’s workload was put on hold and the naturally creative Verost found herself with a lot of free time. She was struck with...

Coast to Coast Cuts offers mobile haircuts and styling services

Coast to Coast Cuts provides in-home, outdoor, and on-location haircuts and hairstyling services all across the Island. The business is owned and operated by Angela Prout, licensed cosmetologist and registered mobile stylist, formerly of...

Summer starts now! Are you ready?

To the Editor: The summer of 2020 will resemble many previous summers, e.g., snarled traffic, difficulty getting off and on the Island by ferry, expensive restaurants and entertainment offerings, and difficulty in seeing friends. Why...

ACE MV aced it

Given that the Vineyard economy depends on a robust summer tourist season and that summer is effectively ‘cancelled,’ on Wednesday, April 29, ACE MV hosted a free Small Business Think Tank for one hour...

MV Bank offers coronavirus relief initiatives

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In an effort to address the community’s needs during the coronavirus pandemic, the boards of Martha’s Vineyard Bank and the Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation dedicated $625,000 last week for coronavirus relief for the...

Preparing for recovery

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"NOW what do I do?" This is the question on every small business person’s mind. Well, this is the time to prepare yourself for a post-coronavirus world: Especially because you have probably been forced...