10.01.08

After architect Michael Ball built one house on the Vineyard to live in, he did it again. Now he’s planning another move off-Island, but he’ll leave his mark with these two decidedly different designs.

By Brooks Robards

10.01.08

A real estate agent once told me of a client who rented a house for a month unseen, made ferry reservations, and drove out to Chilmark, only to discover that his Porsche didn’t have enough clearance to get down his mile-and-a-half dirt driveway. Dirt roads do much to give the Vineyard its rural character, but don’t let their natural appearance fool you – they require more upkeep than Joan Rivers.

By Geoff Currier

10.01.08

An Oak Bluffs couple’s thoughtful (and thrifty) three-stage reformation.

By Joyce Wagner

10.01.08

How do you prepare rhododendrons for winter?

By Tom Dresser

10.01.08

Even on the Vineyard, the bustle of everyday life can conspire to keep families from gathering together for meals. Carol McManus, owner of Espresso Love in Edgartown, recently published a book to promote the simple idea of family sitting down at the dinner table – as she did with her five kids.

By Catherine Walthers

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Wreck or Renovate?

An Oak Bluffs couple’s thoughtful (and thrifty) three-stage reformation.

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How do you prepare rhododendrons for winter?

Organic Gardening with Red Wiggler Worms

Composting may seem like old news, but doing it with a bin full of worms probably doesn’t. Red wiggler worms offer great benefits to the organic gardener, producing both a natural fertilizer and an effective pesticide. And they eat your kitchen scraps.

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