Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Health & Fitness

Island Style

Battle of the boots

There’s an old saying that rings particularly true for working folks on Martha’s Vineyard — “you can tell a lot about a person by...

What Islanders wear to work

When some people think style on Martha’s Vineyard, it’s all salmon-colored shorts with tiny smiling whales. Pastel-pink dresses with teal embroidered flowers. Vineyard Vines,...

Masks by Julie

When a construction ban was announced in early April, carpenter Julie Verost’s workload was put on hold and the naturally creative Verost found herself...

Domestic Disturbances

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...

Handyman? Wait, what?

Something strange happened to me after March 13, 2020. I went through this transformation from scared to get within earshot of a circular saw...

Domestic Disturbances: Me and my garden

Everyone knows about the early panic buying at the beginning of COVID-19: the toilet paper, the yeast, the flour, the butter, but I just...

So Local

School committee dipping into budget for legal question

The MVRHS School Committee voted to spend more money on legal fees pertaining to the high school athletic field project, this time to engage...

Oak Bluffs business suing over wastewater decision

A local business owner is taking Oak Bluffs to court, saying that arbitrary wastewater rules have prevented her from opening a business for several...

Take Back the Tap adds seven refill stations

The Vineyard Conservation Society (VCS)'s Take Back the Tap (TBT) program has grown its water bottle refill station network by seven locations since the...

Excessively-high job rating for SSA general manager 

To the Editor: The Steamship Authority (SSA) General Manager Robert Davis recently received a very high job performance approval rating (95%) from SSA Governor Mr....

Steamship vessel suffers hull damage after ‘hard docking’ 

Updated October 3 Several Steamship Authority trips on Monday evening and Tuesday morning were canceled after the ferry Nantucket collided with a concrete pier in...

Ann Riggs Fielder

Ann Riggs Fielder, of West Tisbury, passed away on Sept. 29, 2023, just two days after celebrating her 98th birthday. She was the wife...

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...

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...

Design Q+A: Natural swimming pools

Daniel Whiting, owner and operator of Next Generation Natural Pools Native Islander Whiting shared three recent natural swimming pool projects, as well as facts about...