07.01.14

The magical realism of Cindy Kane.

Alexandra Bullen Coutts

05.01.14

For more than half a century youth baseball has been one of the rites of spring – and of passage – on the Island.

Ivy Ashe

05.01.14

Captain William A. Martin of Edgartown was that rarest of things, an African American Whaling Captain.

As difficult, dangerous, and sometimes financially unrewarding as whaling was, it still beat slavery by miles. By some estimates thirty percent of the thousands of whalers before the Civil War were minorities. A few even overcame all the odds and rose through the ranks to command ships. More than thirty African American whaling captains have been identified, one of whom, William A. Martin, was born on Martha’s Vineyard.

Skip Finley

04.01.14

There is something oddly mesmerizing about Peter Simon’s recent double-DVD retrospective, Peter Simon’s Through the Lens.

12.01.13

Three generations of music-making in West Tisbury.

Shirley Mayhew

12.01.13

Jesse Sylvia grew up on the Vineyard and became a local legend here in 2012 when he placed second in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

Kate Feiffer

12.01.13

I first met Ray Ellis in the 1970s when we were both exhibiting at the Edgartown Art Gallery. I had just brought in a recent painting and so had he, and we got into a casual discussion about starting to work on our next canvases and what the subject matter would be.

Kib Bramhall

12.01.13

They play a vital role in elegant evenings and power breakfasts, in well-earned cocktails and late-night desserts, and in memorable lunches of the pre-beach, post-golf, and “ladies who” variety.

Simone McCarthy

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