08.01.11

It may be the most cryptic and intriguing memorial to an individual on Martha’s Vineyard, located in what may be the prettiest setting.

By Tom Dunlop

08.01.11

It would be hard to overemphasize how joyful the Vineyard made me. Like most children vested with the privilege of summers on the beach, I got a long- lasting, mellow kind of high from the annual pelagic assault on my senses – the feel of warm sand against my cheeks; the brackish air; the view of a lighthouse’s brave silhouette; ambient sounds made by boats at anchor, halyards pinkling against their masts. I loved to swim and would surf the chilly New England waters on an inflatable raft until my fingers looked like tips of white asparagus.

By Alexandra Styron

08.01.11

From “trash fish” to gourmet meal.

By Janet Messineo

08.01.11

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Island’s beloved Ag Fair, which honors the Vineyard’s agricultural traditions, fosters community participation, and offers all kinds of fun food, games, and carnival rides.

By Karla Araujo

08.01.11

August is the time to make the most of summer, so enjoy!

By Nicki Miller

08.01.11

In her memoir, Reading My Father, Alexandra Styron lays bare the complexities of a turbulent family life with the late Pulitzer Prize–winning author William Styron, who suffered from debilitating depression. In this excerpt, she describes her summers on Martha’s Vineyard as much-cherished interludes, and great fun in their own right.

By Alexandra Styron

08.01.11

Where animals of every size...

By D.A.W.

07.01.11

Is there a finer place to be in July than Martha’s Vineyard? That’s a loaded question for someone who has spent every summer of her life on a small island in Maine.

By Jane Seagrave

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Good Work, Well Done: Buddy, Can You Spare an Hour?

It doesn’t always take a fat wallet to make a big difference.

Flotsam & Jetsam: Recent News You Can Sort of Use

Good Work, Well Done: It Takes a Vineyard Village

Currently, there are fifty-one Vineyard Village clients from towns across the Island and sixty-eight volunteer drivers who, on average, provide seventy-five rides per week.

Flotsam & Jetsam: Recent News You Can Sort of Use

Here’s to the (Parents of the) Bride and Groom

Just how big and how important is the wedding business anyway?

Welcome to the Isle of Denial

Are some Vineyard parents putting the Island at risk of an outbreak?

Flotsam & Jetsam: Recent News You Can Sort of Use

Oink Free or Die; Sit Free or Die; Heavy Frog Warning; But Could that Frog Eat a Jurassic Chicken?; Brokebird, We Hardly Knew Ye; Duly Noted.

Flotsam & Jetsam: Recent News You Can Sort of Use

I’ll Wait for the Nantucket, Thanks; Wait, Wait, They Didn’t Really Ask That; New Kids on the Cliffs; The Great White Pack Rat; On Fischer’s Island; and Duly Noted.

Flotsam & Jetsam: Recent News You Can Sort of Use

Straight Outta Taunton; CSI: County of Dukes County; Jette Pack; We’ll Build that Wall and Make West Tisbury Pay For It; Norton’s Point; Beardlander?

Flotsam & Jetsam: Recent News You Can Sort of Use

Smokey and the Bandit II; Pinkletink Like a Man; The Smell of Money; What Do You Mean What Do We Do All Winter?; The Chosen One; Meanwhile, Over on the Happy Isle of Chappy.

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