Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Islander Profiles

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 Vineyard Elopement 508-693-1706; 310-804-1103 myvineyardelopement.com Tell us about your special officiating services for weddings. Jackie:...

Why would anyone kiss a fish?

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When it comes to gaining an edge to win the Martha’s VIneyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, you have have to make sure your tackle is in order, study the tide charts, understand what...

The Caretakers

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 burst since no one was watching it. I was working...

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 Haven; we settled in Edgartown. I’m 69 years old, and...

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 Market in Oak Bluffs. It was the early ’40s. As...

Coveted covers

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Tom Morrison has always been a collector. Some of his earliest memories are of following in the wake of the plows in his hometown near Halsted, Pa. As the machines made their way through...

The Volunteers: We’re all in this together

Several busy volunteers speak about their community service and the organization they serve, why they do it, what they get out of it, and why the Island breeds this special activism. Susan Straight, volunteer; Suzan...

Great Island Couples: Alma and Hans Stibolt celebrate 75 years

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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...

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 Elbows I was lucky — I came from a musical family....

Great Island Couples: Lauren Townes and Noah Scheffer

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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...

The Shopkeepers

Our Island shops provide us with both needed essentials and luxuries, sparing us the expense and inconvenience of having to travel off-Island. Five local shopkeepers tell us about the challenges of selling to the...

Collections: The private museum of twins David and Doug Seward

One day this winter, I was coming out of Shirley’s as Roberta Morgan was getting out of her car. We said hello, and I noticed she had left Jimmy in the car with the...

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

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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...

The Servers: The waitresses and bartenders at our year-round places

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The waitresses and bartenders who work at Martha’s Vineyard restaurants have their work cut out for them: During the fast-paced summer, they must keep smiling. When all those visitors leave, they must smile some...

Ask a Local: Favorite Martha’s Vineyard season, junk food, and off-season activities

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Jeanie Hay Sternbach Resides: On a sailboat in Vineyard Haven Harbor Works: Massage therapist, yoga teacher, jewelry maker Favorite Martha’s Vineyard junk food: Fat Ronnie's for burgers, with their awesome toppings bar and french fries Summer food she...

Great Island Couples: The Plotzes celebrate 70 years

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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

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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...