Meet Your Merchant

Times travel

The Martha’s Vineyard Times has been celebrating local businesses for almost as long as we’ve been around ourselves. We looked back through some old photos, and stumbled upon these moments from local sports and...

The Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust

Last year the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust celebrated its 40th birthday. President Chris Scott has been with the organization for 24 of those 40 years. The Times recently talked to Mr. Scott about his...

Slideshow: Times Travel

The Martha’s Vineyard Times has been celebrating local businesses for almost as long as we’ve been around ourselves. We looked back through some old “Meet Your Merchant” photos, and stumbled upon these gems from...

Time Travel

The Martha’s Vineyard Times has been celebrating local businesses for almost as long as we’ve been around ourselves. We looked back through some old Meet Your Merchant photos from the 1990s, and stumbled upon...

Slideshow: Vineyard ads from 20 years ago

Sometimes it’s fun to go back in time and take a look at who was advertising in The Times, and what they were advertising. Twenty years ago we ran an ad to “See the...

Jeff and Peter Hodgson of Martha’s Vineyard Sound and Security

The Times recently spoke with Jeff Hodgson, who with his son Peter owns and operates Martha’s Vineyard Sound and Security, the newest storefront on State Road in Vineyard Haven. Mr. Hodgson shared what it’s...

Slideshow: May old acquaintances…

The Martha’s Vineyard Times has been featuring stories about Island merchants for almost as long as we’ve been in business ourselves. The reasoning has always been that most of us year-rounders have been merchants...

Chrissy Kinsman of Pie Chicks

If you’ve ever had a slice of great pie on-Island, it might have been baked with love by Chrissy Kinsman of Pie Chicks. She recently shared how her dream of pie began, and the...

Revive by Sarka

Seventeen years after coming to the Vineyard from the Czech Republic, Sarka Havlatkova owns a holistic spa and natural beauty apothecary in Vineyard Haven that focuses on blending organic and natural products and services...

Treat Yourself

Fourteen years ago Julie Huot and her sister Isabelle Morley opened a tanning salon on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs. Today the multi-service spa offers much more, and still has tanning, too. So you first...

Center for Cosmetic Enhancement and Wellness

After 12 years in the health care field, Dr. Dina BenDavid opened the Island’s first cosmetic enhancement center in 2014. What inspired you to get into the cosmetic and wellness field? I have experience doing family...

Once in a Blue Moon

MV Times: What’s your background? Ellen Wolfe: Well, I have a strong fine arts background. I majored in painting and graphics at the University of New Hampshire, and then I got a master’s degree in...

Crossland Landscaping is 40

The Times recently sat down to speak with Zoe Shanor, Keith Crossland, and Kyle Crossland, the children of Mark Crossland, about their interest in the family business their father began 40 years ago. MV Times:...

Fella’s On Union

After running a catering business on the Island for 30 years and Fella’s Take Out in West Tisbury for 10 years, Jane and Fella Cecilio opened their newest venture, Fella’s On Union, in late...

ReFabulous

A year ago, Anne-Marie Eddy opened a small store off Beach Road that sells refurbished, reclaimed, and painted furniture, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and other unique items, in what she now calls “the Brooklyn...

Summer Shades

Andrew Aliberti opened Summer Shades in 1985, and moved to the current location at 36 Main Street in Edgartown two years later. With the help of his wife, Sarah, and their general manager Sarah...

The Net Result turns 30

The Net Result fish market at the Tisbury Marketplace in Vineyard Haven celebrated its 30th birthday last week. It’s a popular destination for fresh fish, sushi, and takeout meals under patio umbrellas. Co-owner with his...

Nelson Mechanical Design

Ten years ago, after working for conventional plumbers and recognizing a need for a "green" mechanical contractor who could meet the energy efficiency and home-comfort needs of the Vineyard, Brian Nelson and David Sprague...

Lambert’s Cove Inn, Farm and Restaurant

Scott Jones and Kell Hicklin bought Lambert’s Cove Inn in 2005. They started with a five-year plan; now they are celebrating 10 years of ownership and the Inn’s 45th year in business. What are your...

The Square-Rigger’s family circle at the Triangle

New England classics on a menu that stays just enough the same.