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Teach Me: Horse barn duties

What do Leonardo Da Vinci, Juana Inés de la Cruz, Zhang Heng, Donald Glover, and Emma Watson all have in common? They’re polymaths — or renaissance men and women. Talented in fields across several...

The Entrepreneurs

India Rose The Sideline Brand 49 Main St., Vineyard Haven 508-685-0484 sidelinebrand.com Tell us about your new business — you opened in November? We opened on Black Friday in this year of COVID. “The Sideline Brand, Luxury sports apparel and...

Meet the Deckers

In some respects, we’re all family on the Vineyard. We’re a diverse group, often fiercely independent, but united and drawn together by the fact that we’ve chosen to live in a place that’s surrounded...

Teach Me: Calligraphy

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What do Leonardo Da Vinci, Juana Inés de la Cruz, Zhang Heng, Donald Glover, and Emma Watson all have in common? They’re polymaths — or renaissance men and women. Talented in fields across several...

The Gleaners

Collecting excess produce from local farms and distributing it to people in need is not a new concept: It's been going on for centuries. Four Island gleaners give us an inside view to harvesting...

The Handymen

Renato Lacerda My Handyman, Vineyard Haven 508-684-0242; myhandymaninmv@gmail.com How long have you been working as a handyman on the Vineyard? About twenty years. I started as a painter, and through the years I learned carpentry, tile work, house...

The Florists

Emily Coulter, owner Morrice Florist 149 State Rd., Vineyard Haven 508-693-0392 morriceflorist.com How did you come to own Morrice Florist? Five years ago, I took over the business. It completely changed my life. I had never worked with flowers —...

Sustainable style

It’s a sparkling clear Monday in July, and Phoenix Rogers’ husband Joe and fellow anglers are venturing offshore in search of tuna — without her. Rogers concedes she’d rather be fishing, but after a...

The Bakers

Updated July 24 Masters of all things buttery, flaky, sweet, and savory — the bakers of Martha’s Vineyard pride themselves on an exceptional product. The Local spoke with a number of them to see what...

The Architects

Four architects share their processes and passions for building structures on Martha’s Vineyard. Joseph W. Dick, AIA Joseph W. Dick Architecture, Inc. 508-693-1717; josephwdick.com Tell us about your work on this West Chop house on the water. I have...

The Electricians

Picture this: It’s a sweltering summer day — the kind where going outside is a task in itself. The humidity soaks your shirt, and the sun crisps any exposed skin. You’re watching mindless television...

A better place

As a writer, you end up living in some creative places — a couch, a garage apartment, and if you’re lucky enough to be Kato Kaelin (O.J. Simpson’s now infamous sidekick), a pool house...

The Housecleaners

Four Island housecleaners give The Local a look at their busy industry, from the trials and challenges to the rewards, and to why they choose to clean houses. Maik De Souza and Kristina Kerr A1...

Brewed awakenings: Meet the baristas

These on-the-verge-of-winter mornings don’t start without a fight. Around 8 am, the horrendous chime of my default ringtone wakes me up. I press snooze and re-enter what feels like another REM cycle. Eight minutes...

The Wedding Planners

Four wedding planning firms share their challenges in creating the most beautiful special day for couples on this popular destination — Martha’s Vineyard. Jackie Kane My Vineyard Elopement 508-693-1706; 310-804-1103 myvineyardelopement.com Tell us about your special officiating services for weddings. Jackie:...

Why would anyone kiss a fish?

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When it comes to gaining an edge to win the Martha’s VIneyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, you have have to make sure your tackle is in order, study the tide charts, understand what...

The road to Nusquam

Shacks and sheds are more than a place for people to store their surplus stuff. On Martha’s Vineyard, they’re homes. Attitude around here is, you take what you can get when it comes to...

The Auto Mechanics

Al Noyes, owner, Al Noyes Automotive, Edgartown A father-son Vineyard business I was born and raised in Oak Bluffs, my wife born and raised in Vineyard Haven; we settled in Edgartown. I’m 69 years old, and...
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