The magazine you are holding in your hands is the Winter–Spring 2016–2017 issue. We call it that for a good reason: we haven’t thought of a better name for it. After all, half of the time winter here feels like spring, while half of spring can feel a little uncomfortably like winter. As for 2016–2017, we were tempted to just leave the 2016 off this year, so weary were we with the pleasures of living in this great republic during election season.

By Paul Schneider


Money doesn’t grow on trees, but once upon a time it burrowed beneath the surface of brackish ponds.

By Vanessa Czarnecki


Kara Taylor’s creativity is not the sort to settle down.

By Nicole Grace Mercier


The Island's official flag, bird, landmark, song and motto.

By Paul Karasik


When a shopkeeper was brutally murdered two days before Christmas in 1863, the good people of Holmes Hole turned on one of their own.

By Tom Dunlop


Do kids still dress to the nines for a field trip to the circus? Probably not, but this wasn’t just any regular trip.


In the grand Vineyard tradition of local sourcing, a comedy series comes of age.

By Alexandra Bullen Coutts