The Barnacle Club, the Blue Rock of Chappaquiddick, and William Beetle.
We consulted with our favorite gardeners, both professional and merely obsessional, and came up with this handy to-do list for spring flower duties.
Betty Byrne flaunts lapels as wide as a broadsheet while pitching in to help Vineyard Gazetteco-owner Betty Hough (middle) and town columnist/social events writer Florence “Bunny” Brown (back) assemble the weekly paper. No word on where they got their similar shirtdresses, but sources tell us a McCall’s pattern was likely involved.
Name: Savannah Hooe Occupation: Seaman apprentice, Coast Guard Station Menemsha A day on the Job: Boat checks and inspections, standing watch (manning theradios), training. “You see some pretty cool things literally every time you go out.You learn something new every time. You never know.” Favorite part of the job? “Knowing people can depend on you to help themin need.”
The tide was just starting to flow east when Stuart Hunter and I skidded my nine-foot tin boat down the cliff at Pilots Landing and rowed toward Wash Rock, where terns were working over breaking bass. We dropped anchor up-current, the hook held and we were in business, casting metal into the action from our miniature craft.
By Kib Bramhall
The off-season may be quiet on the Cape and Islands, but it is a busy time for the area’s gray seals.
By Sara Brown
Peter Norris of Chilmark is on a quest to create the holy grail of rhododendrons.
By Joe Keenan