05.01.11

In the usual quirky way of Chappaquiddickers, they often call their home an island even during those eras when it’s very much a peninsula, attached to the rest of Martha’s Vineyard by the barrier beach known as Norton Point. And Norton Point is so-called even though it has no “point” at all. But why? And who was Norton?

By Tom Dunlop

05.01.11

The Norton Point inlet seems to have an inherently contrary nature. People want it open when it’s not, and they want it closed when it’s open. But when they try to take matters into their own hands, nature has won every time but one.

By Tom Dunlop

05.01.11

This spring Tiffany Smalley of Aquinnah becomes the second Island Wampanoag to graduate from Harvard College. Here she reflects on her connections with the first – who lived 350 years ago.

By Tiffany Smalley

05.01.11

One foggy July day at Lucy Vincent Beach, my four baby-sitting charges and I built a sand castle. It was my first summer on the Island.

By Luanne Rice

05.01.11

I feel as if I’m in graduate school and Martha’s Vineyard is my field of study.

By Nicki Miller

05.01.11

Since the Patriots Day storm of 2007, the breakthrough at Norton Point beach has caused powerful currents to surge through Edgartown harbor, and substantial erosion along Chappy’s south shore. This feat of nature has happened before and will surely happen again – perhaps more dramatically.

By Tom Dunlop

05.01.11

There’s a quiet revolution gaining momentum on ten wooded acres in Aquinnah. It’s a place where children and adults convene to learn about the natural world – without cell phones and laptops, armed only with their senses – a place where dirty fingernails and muddied feet are the norm.

By Karla Araujo

05.01.11

The Stanwoods are no strangers to sheep. At one time Eleanor was a professional shearer, and together they have raised sheep on the Vineyard, on and off, for many years.

By Geoff Currier

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