Thursday, February 25, 2021

The Local- Home & Garden

A Visit with Kathy Rose, Tiny House Pioneer

Kathy Rose — you might remember her from the Wooden Tent, which was both a place in which she lived and taught photography, and an actual “wooden tent” that had been moved from the...

Family Portrait: The Larsens

The Larsen family story is huge on this Island. For one thing, there are a lot of them. And they are big, strapping people. Their kids and their grandkids are big. You don't have...

The Gardeners

For a largely rural Island with a modest population, Martha’s Vineyard boasts what seems to be an inordinate concentration of professional gardeners. But between the ever-rising tide of seasonal homeowners, and a great body...

Grow your own medicine

Some of the most interesting and valuable native medicinal plants on Martha’s Vineyard are usually considered to be weeds and, at least until properly appreciated, will be seen as having little glamour. Do you...

Want to Start a Garden This Year? Green Thumbs Not Required

Choose your site You can really grow food anywhere. Begin by assessing what sort of space you have for your new food-producing garden. Do you have a large, sunny, chemical- and contaminant-free yard? If so, you...

Who’s Who in Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate

Jim Feiner, Principal Broker Feiner Real Estate, Chilmark Home: Chilmark Number of years in real estate: 25 Specialty: Most people associate me with up-Island towns because we live in Chilmark. Came to be in real estate: Following college, I...

Get Growing! From Your Garden to Your Fork

“Know your farmer, know your food” is a common phrase in food circles today. Based on the notion that the best way to know your food is to produce it in your own garden, Slow...

The Builders

Jeff Wass of Rosbeck Builders I followed my heart to the Island. I remember visiting for the first time, at 7 years old with my parents, for the Derby, and I came for many years...

How (and When, and With Whom) to Sell Your House

You’ve decided to sell. Your kids are grown, and the house is too big. Or the kids are growing, and the house is too small. Or you’ve inherited the family’s summer home, but prefer...

Paul Mahoney’s Favorite Plant

You would think that it would be difficult for an avid gardener and someone who has worked with plants since he was a little kid to pick his favorite plant. I asked Paul Mahoney,...

At Home With Holly and John Alaimo

“There’s a story to everything,” said John Alaimo recently when he and his wife, Holly, opened their home on Webaqua Avenue in Oak Bluffs to the MV Times. He stood over a pair of...
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