08.01.14

Every summer, I try a different version of panzanella to highlight beefsteak tomatoes.

By Susie Middleton

08.01.14

Use those ripe, juicy beefsteaks every way you can.

By Susie Middleton

08.01.14

Hail to the Obamarita.

By Jessica B. Harris

09.01.14

Three Parts Romance, two parts nostalgia with a dash of African American cultural history make A Martha’s Vineyard Love Story an enjoyable Island cocktail. This slim novel follows an unlikely pair whose enduring attraction might seem unbelievable to anyone who didn’t fall in love for the first time in August by the ocean.

08.01.14

Ten years after the decision she wrote changed America forever, Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall reflects on democracy, marriage, and her intimate relationship with the Vineyard.

By Mary Breslauer

08.01.14

After forty-something years the greatest Vineyard band you never heard of is releasing a debut album.

By Geoff Currier

08.01.14

As idyllic as Island farming may seem, making a go of it is, and always was, a mysterious combination of constant hard work and occasional good luck. At West Tisbury's iconic Nip'n'Tuck Farm, it's always been, well, nip and tuck.

By Tina Miller

08.01.14

Like many Vineyard regulars, writer Elizabeth Gates is wondering how we got here and where we're going.

By Elizabeth Gates

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A Martha's Vineyard Love Story

Three Parts Romance, two parts nostalgia with a dash of African American cultural history make A Martha’s Vineyard Love Story an enjoyable Island cocktail. This slim novel follows an unlikely pair whose enduring attraction might seem unbelievable to anyone who didn’t fall in love for the first time in August by the ocean.

The Liberator Among Us

Ten years after the decision she wrote changed America forever, Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall reflects on democracy, marriage, and her intimate relationship with the Vineyard.

Are You Ready for Magic Music?

After forty-something years the greatest Vineyard band you never heard of is releasing a debut album.

Notes from the Tackle Room: The Wooden Atom

In 1953 I found a wooden Atom in the mouth of a dead shark on South Beach. It was the first plug that I owned, and a couple of weeks later I caught a striper on it. That began my decades-long love affair with striped bass plugs, which continues to this day. The plug still hangs in my tackle room, and I painted this portrait of it to commemorate its importance in my fishing life.

Down on the Farm

As idyllic as Island farming may seem, making a go of it is, and always was, a mysterious combination of constant hard work and occasional good luck. At West Tisbury's iconic Nip'n'Tuck Farm, it's always been, well, nip and tuck.

A Tale of Two Parties

Like many Vineyard regulars, writer Elizabeth Gates is wondering how we got here and where we're going.

That's My Boat: Fred Murphy

Captain: Fred Murphy

Home Port: Vineyard Haven harbor

The Name: Ishmael

The Boat: Forty-eight-foot knockabout (i.e., no bowsprit) schooner

Fred Murphy was a twenty-three-year-old in the U.S. Merchant Marine in 1973 when he bought a wooden boat named Night Wind. She was one of six schooners built at the Captain O’Connell, Inc. boatyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1929, just before the Depression began. “I’ve had her forty years,” he said. “It’s truly terrific.”

Island Classic: The Flip-Flop

Listen. Hear that? No, not the roar of the ocean (or the honking at Five Corners). I’m talking about the soft, rhythmic patter so unmistakable it has a shoe named after it: the flip-flop. From the scattered pairs readily left behind at the sandy mouth of Lucy Vincent, to the street-slapping serenade heard all over Edgartown proper, flip-flops smack of summer sole Island-wide.

I'll Have What POTUS Is Having

Hail to the Obamarita.

Island Tomato, Basil, and Grilled Bread Panzanella

Every summer, I try a different version of panzanella to highlight beefsteak tomatoes.

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