Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Home Vineyard Visitor

Vineyard Visitor

Back in the paddle again

We had a terrible kayaking experience during an excursion from a cruise ship in the Caribbean. My son and I did fine, but my wife and daughter wound up tangled under the mangroves, and...

Pizza di Napoli welcomes four new flavors

There are moments in humanity’s history that seem to eclipse all others. These moments capture the essence of human wholeness, harmony, radiance, and innovation. Prehistoric humans controlling fire, Debussy writing “Clair de Lune” in...

Behind the scenes at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival

Eighteen years ago, Island carpenter Thomas Bena and a handful of friends decided they wanted to show the film shorts they’d made, so they put together a small one-day festival for the community. They...

‘I like the bartender’

Rose Guerin from Chilmark moves behind the bar at the Ritz with ease and efficiency. She has short, blonde, curly hair and wears cherry-red lipstick; she takes no nonsense from the 5 o’clock crowd...

Nothing in life is a coincidence: The Wolf’s Den story

As I munch on a slice of the Steak Bomb pizza from Wolf’s Den Pizza after my interview with owner James Goff, I realize nothing in this life is a coincidence. Basically, it’s tough...

Last chance for dinner at Among the Flowers

This past week, on one of my after-dinner strolls in Edgartown, I walked by a bustling Among the Flowers. I realized Among the Flowers has served dinner all summer long and I had not...

This Was Then: Leonard’s Motor Service

Leonard’s Motor Service, known in its earliest days as “Lake Avenue Garage,” was located in downtown Oak Bluffs where Jim’s Package Store stands today. The dapper gentleman in hat, spectacles, and necktie on the...

Seasonal Shutdown

Dear Nicole, I am a seasonal resident who has had it with the entitled attitudes of the ever so holy year-rounders who tend to treat us like an invasion of fruit flies when, in fact,...

Island generosity spills over at Katama Road bike path drink stand

Along the Katama bike and walking path in Edgartown sits a small red wagon loaded with pitchers of cold water and lemonade. Signs at either end invite passersby to help themselves and “enjoy a...

Slideshow: The charm of the Chilmark Flea

The Chilmark Flea Market — held Wednesdays and Saturdays through Sept. 3 — is entering its final weeks. Between 9 am and 2 pm two days a week, bargain-hungry shoppers can catch a variety...

Backyard Tacos is heaven wrapped in a warm tortilla

Tacos, to me, are the perfect food. A warm tortilla stuffed with spiced meat or vegetables and topped with guacamole, pickled onions, or sour cream, and I’m a happy food writer. So you can...

The Covington: The most coveted ingredients in Edgartown

I’ve never met a chef more ingredient-driven than Chris Fisher. Actually, I had never met Chris Fisher until a couple of weeks ago, when I strolled into his new restaurant, the Covington, for dinner...

Dinner shines at the Lighthouse Grill

Lighthouse Grill at the Harbor View Hotel might just have the best view of any restaurant in town, and this summer, the food is just as stellar. Typically, hotel restaurants tend to showcase the...

Zenned out

Dear Nicole, I’m a year-round Islander who managed to avoid the hectic pace of the past few months. When other Vineyarders ask me how my summer has been, how can I best respond “I had...

Kyle Peters found a pearl in a Martha's Vineyard quahog

Eleven-year-old Kyle Peters of West Tisbury reached down and took a nice big quahog out of the bowl — he liked the big ones, the “chowdahs” — he even had a special way of...

Slideshow: Grand Illumination lights up the night

It was the best of times, and...the best of times. The Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association's annual Illumination night once again lit up the night and stirred the hearts of Islanders and visitors alike. Wednesday...

A quick lunch cures cravings at Fella’s on Union

Fella’s on Union is an eatery in Vineyard Haven with a variety of quick and delicious lunch options, which can be really handy whether you’re stepping out from your office or waiting to catch...

Brewing up a storm with Bad Martha’s Jacobi Reid

Confession: My husband and I once brewed our own beer at home during one frigid Island winter and I was too afraid to drink it once it was ready. That’s a true story that I’m...

Martha’s Vineyard families get together over food

Something about summertime makes food taste so good. It may be the fresh air and sunshine, busy days at work, on the beach or in the garden building up an appetite, or the happy...

Facebook Fracas

Dear Nicole, I am a member of a large Vineyard-based Facebook group, which by default means there are a lot of people expressing a lot of opinions.  Someone posted seeking a service provider. (To keep...