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Jillian Buning: A creator upcycling her life

—I met Jillian Buning at the first Mini Maker Faire, held at the Ag Hall last May. She displayed a variety of upcycled goods, from hobbyhorses made from old sweaters to lace dreamcatchers, to...

After 20 years in business, Tuckernuck Antiques prepares for a fresh start

The bad news: One of the few remaining antique stores on the Island — and perhaps the most eclectic — is possibly closing its doors. The good news: Almost everything is 50 percent off...

New shops on the block

A handful of new stores have opened for business in Vineyard Haven this summer. Among them are two boutiques featuring clothing by local designers and two home decor shops. The little cluster of businesses across...

Look what the tide brought in: Driftwood Jewelry opens on Circuit Avenue

Downtown Oak Bluffs gets a new addition this week when Driftwood Jewelry opens at 42 Circuit Avenue, in the space that formerly housed B*tru clothing. Owner Samantha Church will open the new shop on...

Shopping around: What’s new with nail polish

Whichever your polish of choice, there's a wide array of options available right here on the Vineyard. Just about any shade goes great with sandy toes.

Here’s to a happier and healthier new year

The Shop Talk column is coming to an end, but I hope to continue to see all of you supporting our local businesses in the future.

New Year’s Eve celebrating requires New Year’s Eve Shopping

You may want to sharpen your wardrobe for the big party, or find some inspiration for your party cuisine, or if you are at home, you'll need snacks.

My ideas for last-minute gifts on Martha’s Vineyard

Well, there are only a few days left before Christmas.

Gift ideas for him and her on Martha’s Vineyard

From tackle shops to Tisbury's 12 Days of Christmas, shop-portunities abound on the Vineyard during the holidays.

Christmas in Edgartown means shopping galore

Find deals and holiday goodies at Edgartown stores this weekend.

Tips for shopping for the small ones in your life

If you are still stumped as to what to get the child in your life, here are some on-Island suggestions.

Black Friday Martha’s Vineyard-style

The deals may not be as big as Walmart's or Best Buy's, but there are still places to shop and save on the Vineyard this Friday.

A look around the Tisbury Marketplace on Martha’s Vineyard

For a location that has been around for many years, the Tisbury Marketplace has new additions to round out its spectrum of businesses.

Newbie Martha’s Vineyard reflect on their first season

Staffers from Kissmet, Slip 77, and Juliska tell us what they learned about their first summer in business on the Island.

Seasonal colors fill stores on Martha’s Vineyard

Head out and enjoy the kaleidoscope of fall colors in the foliage and in shops.

Preparing for a haunted Halloween

Halloween is upon us and if you need help with preparation, here are some ideas for saving time and cost.

Sale incentives on Martha’s Vineyard

Find out where the deep discounts are, as the summer retail season wraps up.

Shop Talk – Wedding inspirations

When making a wedding gift, remember to have fun, choose with your heart, and keep in mind the wonderful recipients.

Martha’s Vineyard store owners talk fall fashion

When shopping for clothing, a handy guide from Glamour Magazine online will remind you of the anticipated trends.

Tips for the chef at home

Sharp knives, food processors, and reusable containers all come in handy.