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Domestic Disturbances: I just can’t do it

Last summer everybody and their brother worked diligently on how to plant, harvest, and preserve their own vegetables because we thought the end of the world was knocking on our door. I got as...

Gardens of Love: Steven Auerbach

I wanted to visit an Oak Bluffs garden and asked Shelley Christiansen if she might recommend someone, which is how I connected with Steven Auerbach who has been tending the corner of Nashawena and...

Gardens of Love: Lynn Weber

Most people are not so comfortable showing off their garden in late March, but it is a magic time, getting to see the bones, layout, and imagine all the bounty and beauty within a...

High-tech at home

Vineyard native Phil daRosa has been playing music for most of his life, and he's been working with musicians, actors, and authors in his recording studio, the Print Shop (TPS) Audio, for the past...

A hard rock life

Two new fifth grade students arrived at the West Tisbury School. One, Ram Wingood, was a boy who had just moved to the Island from Lowell, Mass. The other, Ben Taylor, was a boy...

Design Q + A: Making a great room in Harthaven

The project: A family wanted a renovation of a Harthaven home that would include creating one large gathering space from several smaller rooms. The new great room would feature a large kitchen, a dining...

Home is where the art Is: a visit with Kara Taylor

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It is not often that you walk into a house and it feels completely original, but that is the experience one has when crossing the threshold at artist Kara Taylor’s fairy tale of a...

Gardens of Love: Marie Larsen

It's been four years since the Larsens, Dan of Edgartown Seafood and Marie, assistant to the director of the MV Charter School, moved to his family home at Beetlebung Corner in the center of...

Eating the Island

From the age of 5 to 12, I repeatedly tried to poison my little brother. Not intentionally, of course. I love him more than all the wild strawberries in the world. His near-demise came every...

The Protectors: Heroes of Pest Control

Five seasoned professionals share stories about the Island’s continuing problems with pests, and their efforts to protect us from the harm they may cause. Walter Wlodyka: Skunk, Raccoon & Pest Animal Removal What pests do you...

Gardens of Love: Nina Lisa Marie

Nina Lisa Marie purchased a piece of property in Vineyard Haven in 2007, built a modular house there in 2008, and created her garden in 2009. Thankful that the topsoil removed for the building...

At Home with the Oslyns

If a pair of rom-com script writers were given the task of bringing the romance of Gina Patti and Rob Oslyn of Oak Bluffs to the screen, they would have found the storyline too...

Renovation project? Put a Wing on it

From the classic back-neighborhood bungalow in Vineyard Haven to the old saltbox timber frame in Chilmark — Kristen Ellsworth and William Wing do it all.  Kristen is an interior designer who specializes in artfully curating...

Making your home safer, simply

Decoration and practicality come together to make a house comfortable, utilitarian, and most importantly, a home. But safety ought to figure into the picture as well. A multitude of safety issues might present themselves...

Houseplants: What do you live with?

Winter is on its way, and life indoors prevails until well into 2020. For you, what greenery is going to cheer the indoor interval?  Think of the many gigantic, faithfully undemanding crassulas you have seen...

Design Q+A: How can we prepare our lawns for the winter?

What are the best ways to prepare our lawns for the winter? You really should aerate your lawn every year and the fall is the best time to do this. Aerating is super beneficial for...

Back to school with Kyle Crossland

Around this time in 2017, Kyle Crossland stepped through the doors of the MVRHS horticulture greenhouse and felt transported back about sixteen years to his time in high school. The space felt the same,...

Can we take a peek?

Pascal Albanese and Jeanie Hay Sternbach pay particular attention to the weather. They pay attention to the currents, the tides, the ebb and flow of pattering waves — the wind.  They live aboard Dulcinea, a...

The vine-tied fence at Lucy Vincent Beach

After moving to Chilmark seven years ago, I began to notice the intricacies of the bentwood natural fencing that lines the right side of the path leading to Lucy Vincent Beach. All the hand-tied...

Gardens of Love: Jaime Hamlin

Updated July 22 Jaime Hamlin is better known as the chef and caterer who has garnered annual Island recognition since 2008. She runs a successful catering and wedding business — now with her three sons...
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