08.30.11

They nourish the land as well as our lives. One afternoon I walked into my house and there was a chicken in the kitchen. The side door had blown open, and Dark Beak had come inside, presumably to check on the spider population. She has a passion for spiders, and she knows what kind of housecleaners we are – it wasn’t the first time she’d been inside.

By Margaret Knight

08.30.11

It is a little disconcerting how much sex ospreys have.

By Suzan Bellincampi

08.01.11

Overnighting at the Martha’s Vineyard Family Campground has become a tradition for many, and newcomers continue to be lured by its many charms.

By Karla Araujo

08.01.11

Peter Temple’s pitch is simple: “If you’ve made an investment in the Vineyard because you like it and enjoy it here, philanthropy is important to protecting that investment.”

By Jim Miller

08.01.11

1. A week of Kahoots. The popular (and prolific) Vineyard band Kahoots is hitting the road, and luckily for us, it’s an around-the-Island tour. The band will be jamming its indie rock sound in all six towns and Chappaquiddick from August 1 to 7, playing through its twelve albums in chronological order. The newest, “Play Something You Know,” is timed for release at the Saturday performance.

By Simone McCarthy

08.01.11

Hurricane warnings in late summer are a part of Island life, as reliable as the closing of stores in winter.

By Linley Dolby

08.01.11

As the story goes, the legendary Craig Kingsbury once drove his team of oxen into Vineyard Haven and was involved in a traffic accident.

By Geoff Currier

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

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