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Sponsored: Meet Your Merchant: Point B Realty

A decade can fly by, especially on the wings of passion and purpose. In just 10 years, Wendy Harman, founder of Point B Realty, has built her independent boutique agency into one of the...

Meet Your Merchant: Leonardo Bonjour

I’ll be honest, I didn’t know much about Brazilian jiujitsu prior to writing this piece. I wasn’t even sure I was pronouncing it correctly . Aside from a quick Google search and a 30-second...

Meet Your Merchant: Gina Williams of Hands of Hope

A small Vineyard Haven studio is home to Gina Williams’ massage therapy business, Hands of Hope. She grew up on Martha’s Vineyard, and only recently moved back. After 20 or so years living in...

There’s a new King in town

On Thursday, July 26, King’s Barber Shop opened its doors — and subsequently had a tough time closing them — after two barbers from Native Cuts barber shop (a longtime Island staple that recently...

Sponsored: Meet Your Merchant: Colonial Reproductions

When Norman Rankow moved to the Vineyard in 1978 with his wife Margaret and their 2-year-old daughter, he started his own construction business and worked out of his pickup truck. Forty years later, Rankow’s...

Sponsored: Meet Your Merchant: Heather Kochin at Rainy Day

Rainy Day has been giving Vineyarders a place to find . . . anything for 45 years. Owner Heather Kochin recently talked to The Times about her last couple decades.  When did Rainy Day first...

Sponsored: Meet India Rose of Hustle & Thrive

Hustle & Thrive Co. is a business consulting and public relations company. India helps businesses launch, and then helps them grow by providing full business and branding audits and providing solutions. She works with...

Sponsored: Meet Your Merchant: Mike Sawyer, at The Barn Bowl and Bistro

Isn’t The Barn celebrating an anniversary this month? We're celebrating our third anniversary this month.   How long did it take for the project to go from concept to fruition? About two solid years. A year...

Meet Your Merchant: Start spreading the Newes

History isn’t the only thing seeping from the walls at the Newes from America Pub in Edgartown. “Feel that breeze?” restaurant manager Robyn Joubert said in a recent conversation with The Times. “That’s because this...

Meet your merchant: Margie Meltzer of CB Stark Jewelers

The Vineyard lost more than a local business owner on Jan. 2, 2017 — it lost Cheryl Stark, beloved founder of CB Stark Jewelers, an Island institution that dates back to 1966. Long-established shops...

Meet Your Merchant: The Levandowskis of LeRoux

April and Michael Levandowski own and operate two stores on Martha’s Vineyard — LeRoux at Home, and LeRoux Gourmet — along with four off-Island stores in Falmouth, Portsmouth, N.H.; and Scarborough and Portland, Maine. How...

Meet Your Merchant: Sylvie Farrington of SylvieBags

Designer Sylvie Farrington is celebrating an anniversary this year: She has been creating one-of-a-kind bags for 20 years from her studio and home in West Tisbury. She uses vintage barkcloth, a sturdy fabric featuring...

Meet Your Merchant: Tea Lane Associates

Tea Lane Associates, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is a real estate brokerage firm with offices in Chilmark and West Tisbury. It represents properties in all six Vineyard towns. The business was first established in 1967 by Julia Sturges and Eleanor Pearlson.

Island Music

Island Music on Main Street, Vineyard Haven, is a true labor of love for owner Ed Griggs. A longtime musician and music lover, Mr. Griggs makes his living through his construction businesses — Ed...

Tony's Market turns 140

Dave Richardson, owner of Tony’s Market, has an unusual background for a store owner. After graduating from Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, he worked for a Boston law firm for 12...

Times Travel: Standing the test of time

Over the years, countless businesses have popped up and closed up on Martha’s Vineyard. Maintaining a viable, profitable business on the Island is no small feat. Meet Your Merchant celebrates local businesses and applauds...

Vineyard Hearth Patio & Spa

Our Meet Your Merchant series goes behind the scenes of the Island businesses that keep our rock running. From our hard-working shopkeepers to our friendly tradesmen and service providers, we celebrate all the people...

Vineyard Conservation Society

Our Meet Your Merchant series goes behind the scenes of Island businesses, but we focus on more than just our local shopkeepers: We celebrate all enterprises — for profit and nonprofit — the Island...

Times Travel: Derby fever (slideshow)

The 71st Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby kicks off this Sunday, Sept. 11. Over the years the Derby has provided both avid and novice fishermen the opportunity to get big fish, even...

Cooper Gilkes of Coop’s Bait and Tackle

Our Meet Your Merchant series goes behind the scenes of the Island businesses that keep our rock running. From our hard-working shopkeepers to our friendly tradesmen and service providers, we celebrate all the people...