Thursday, May 23, 2024

Business & Shopping

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...

First remote IHT homeownership lottery 

On Tuesday, March 10, Island Housing Trust (IHT) held its first remote IHT homeownership lottery via a video conference. According to a press release, six families were selected to purchase new homes on Greenwood...

Quote of the Week

“It was a kick in the gut for everybody; Monday was maybe the most interesting, convoluted day in the history of our business.” –J.B. Blau, Island restaurant owner, on Gov. Charlie Baker shutting down all...

The Big Question: Temperature checks

Should passengers be required to have temperature checks before boarding SSA boats?   Absolutely for temperature checks. The Island has the almost unique opportunity to adopt best practices from more advanced countries battling Covid-19 in Asia. A...

Dream big, work hard

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As a little girl, Maggie Mae, owner of Maggie's Salon in Vineyard Haven, always knew she wanted to cut hair. She styled the hair of her dolls and stuffed animals, but when she cut...

The Charlotte Inn earns accolade from Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide (“FTG”), the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, and spas, announced its annual Star Rating list, presenting The Charlotte Inn with a new Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Recommended hotel...

The Big Question: Coronavirus business changes

Are you planning on making any changes to your business because of the coronavirus?  

J.B. Blau’s Vineyard commitment

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J.B. Blau, owner of the Year-Round Restaurant Group, has been an avid supporter of the Vineyard since 1997. His restaurants include Sharky’s, M.V. Chowder Co., Copper Wok, and Loft & Pizza di Napoli, and...