03.01.15

What if the secret to happiness lay right outside your kitchen door? In a pretty little garden, full of delicious things to eat. It might sound far-fetched to suggest that a kitchen garden can relieve stress, lift your mood, and even ease depression, but new studies suggest there’s a scientific basis – perhaps even a soil bacterium that elevates serotonin – for the pleasure we can get from digging in the dirt.

By Susie Middleton

10.01.13

Martha’s Vineyard is not particularly hospitable when it comes to fruit trees.

By Susan Catling

09.01.12

Let’s take a break from Jaws. It’s time to extract ourselves from the great white’s pernicious clutches and swim on to other cinematic fare relevant to our Island.

By Kate Feiffer

07.26.12

Chef and farmer Chris Fischer invites people closer to the source of their food – in the down-to-earth setting of his Chilmark farm.

By Catherine Walthers

07.26.12

Nestled along the wrack line among seaweed, shells, and stones, a softly frosted piece of colorful beach glass is a satisfying find.

By Moira C. Silva

06.15.12

A working fishing village with front-row seats for sunset, Menemsha exerts an inexorable pull on lifelong Islanders and weekend visitors alike, a seemingly timeless place where vintage post card imagery coexists with gritty, wet reality.

By Jim Miller

03.14.12

About a third of the food we eat is made possible by the cross-pollination of bees. But when you’ve got a huge hive within the walls of your house, your ecological conscience may only stretch so far.

By Geoff Currier

11.15.11

Most of us will never see the inside of the Dukes County Jail and House of Correction in Edgartown. But sometimes the unexpected arrest does happen – whether it’s your own or that of a friend or loved one – and there are definitely worse places to do time.

By Brooks Robards

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