08.01.08

When neighborly kindness is extended to tourists, it can be surprising – welcome, but surprising.

By Ellen Willson Hoover

08.01.08

Guitarist Arlen Roth collects his favorite instrument – as well as vintage cars, toys, and memorabilia.

By Niki Patton

08.01.08

The Oak Bluffs summer resident talks about his routines on-Island, racial and class issues on the Vineyard, who will be the next president, and his sexy red tricycle.

By Laura D. Roosevelt

08.01.08

Sure, students taking to Vineyard stages have a lot of fun and it’s a great experience. They’ve also had remarkable success on- and off-Island – and they are remarkably watchable.

By Lauren Martin

08.01.08

A day at the beach just isn’t complete without a great book.

By By Susan Catling

08.01.08

How different these harbors are – one on the Vineyard, one in Norway – may depend on where you are from.

By Shelley Christiansen

08.01.08

One hundred and forty-five years ago, the toughest crewman aboard the Holmes Hole whaling ship America attacked the mate with a knife. But this confrontation led to an even more shocking incident, as the crewman revealed that he was a she.

By Tom Dunlop

08.01.08

Excerpts from Palace Council, by the author of The Emperor of Ocean Park and New England White, follow a young man through the fifties, as he establishes his name as a writer and works for John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign. There’s also a murder and his sister’s disappearance to drive the plot of this novel that’s sure to be seen on many a Vineyard beach this summer.

By Stephen L. Carter

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A World of Heirloom Tomatoes

Island gardener Thalia Scanlan grows a striking variety of tomatoes from seeds saved over generations.

Schoolplay

Sure, students taking to Vineyard stages have a lot of fun and it’s a great experience. They’ve also had remarkable success on- and off-Island – and they are remarkably watchable.

A Conversation with Skip Gates

The Oak Bluffs summer resident talks about his routines on-Island, racial and class issues on the Vineyard, who will be the next president, and his sexy red tricycle.

Chappy Joe

When neighborly kindness is extended to tourists, it can be surprising – welcome, but surprising.

Summer reads

A day at the beach just isn’t complete without a great book.

Going Au Naturel

Is there a future for nude beaches on the Island?

The Soul Connection in Aquinnah

Guitarist Arlen Roth collects his favorite instrument – as well as vintage cars, toys, and memorabilia.

Two Town Harbors...An Ocean Apart

How different these harbors are – one on the Vineyard, one in Norway – may depend on where you are from.

A Woman in Whaleman’s Clothing

One hundred and forty-five years ago, the toughest crewman aboard the Holmes Hole whaling ship America attacked the mate with a knife. But this confrontation led to an even more shocking incident, as the crewman revealed that he was a she.

Stephen L. Carter’s Latest Thriller

Excerpts from Palace Council, by the author of The Emperor of Ocean Park and New England White, follow a young man through the fifties, as he establishes his name as a writer and works for John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign. There’s also a murder and his sister’s disappearance to drive the plot of this novel that’s sure to be seen on many a Vineyard beach this summer.

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