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Great Island Couples

Great Island Couples: Alma and Hans Stibolt celebrate 75 years

Alma and Hans Stibolt are living proof that Tom Brokaw was right. The veteran newsman’s 1998 book "The Greatest Generation" profiled the American generation that spent their childhood in the 1930s Depression, fought World War...

Great Island Couples: Lauren Townes and Noah Scheffer

When Lauren Townes and Noah Scheffer said “I do” before some 125 guests at Edgartown’s Old Whaling Church on Saturday, Dec. 17, it marked a new chapter in a friendship that began more than...

Great Island Couples: Jodie and Bob Falkenburg, married for 65 years

In 1949, Jodie Keiser was a pretty 19-year-old freshman coed at tiny Illinois College. At 22, Bob Falkenburg was a handsome Army lieutenant, a college junior on the G.I. Bill. When he asked her...

Great Island Couples: The Plotzes celebrate 70 years

And my last question to this sweet couple was what advice would they give other couples on staying together over so many years. Charles insisted on answering. “Sure there’ll be disagreements, arguments, that’s natural, but you must talk and work things out before going to bed. You can never go to sleep angry.” Lucille nodded in agreement.

Great Island Couples: Richard and Lorraine Clark

Sixty years after 17-year-olds Richard Houlding Clark Jr. and Lorraine Beatrice Beaucaire were married at Grace Church in Vineyard Haven, the couple renewed their vows on July 18, surrounded by nearly 100 family and...