“The story my mom used to tell is that in kindergarten, you get the Crayons – and I wanted the pencil because I liked detail. I always enjoyed doing very detailed things.”

By Nicole Grace Mercier


In the late 1960s, Jim Norton returned to the Island of his ancestors to help pioneer the farming renaissance that is a hallmark of today’s Vineyard. But there is way more to the man than just famous tomatoes.

By Phyllis Méras


Last year at this time, sitting around a table sharing a home-cooked meal with friends, even close ones or extended family, was pretty much out of the question.

By Paul Schneider