If you have really good friends on Martha’s Vineyard, do not casually mention that you need beach plums.

By Steve Myrick


Once upon a time, sassafras ruled the world – or at least early America.

By Vanessa Czarnecki


Pears take on a golden color and a deep flavor when you baste them with a combination of honey, butter, and spice while they’re roasting.

By Susie Middleton


What amazing creatures. What an honor to spend even a little time outside observing what they do to make the world go round.

By Susie Middleton


A garden lives on in memory of the painter who created it.

By Phyllis Meras


It’s the oldest complaint in the world. At least as old as “God said to Abraham, ‘Kill me a son.’” And Abe, who God apparently thought wasn’t grateful enough for the world he’d been given, said “Man, you must be putting me on.” (Dylan 6:1) The real problem, of course, was that God wasn’t sure that Abe was willing to make the sacrifices necessary to get along in the world.

By Paul Schneider


Sculptor and stoneworker Eben Armer has a passion for granite, as poet and dock builder Steve Ewing discovered one hot summer afternoon.

By Steve Ewing


An East Chop classic reflects the interior design flair of its owner.

By Heather Hamacek


What More Do You Need?

A beloved family summer place takes a few steps backward and is rebuilt, but stays true to its old-school roots.

Notes from the Tackle Room: What’s in it for Me?

This is the twentieth “Notes from the Tackle Room” column that I have written, and it occurs to me that perhaps, for the Home & Garden issue, I should elaborate on what this room consists of.

Oceanography: National Puffin Monument

In September President Barack Obama designated about 5,000 square miles of deep sea canyons and ancient underwater mountains southeast of Cape Cod as the first national marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean.

DAW: Fall Equation

It takes no Einstein to discern...

A Pocket Full of Poems

Taylor Stone’s first collection of poems and illustrations, Vineyard Magic, is a hand-bound Valentine to native plants of the Island.

Piece of Work: Dan VanLandingham

“Because I want my paintings to have more than a visual relevance, I build on the intellectual content to add depth and cultural relevance.”

Junk Bonding

I’ve come to know that the junk hauling industry on this Island is not positioned for growth.

Good Work, Well Done: It Takes a Vineyard Village

Currently, there are fifty-one Vineyard Village clients from towns across the Island and sixty-eight volunteer drivers who, on average, provide seventy-five rides per week.

Flotsam & Jetsam: Recent News You Can Sort of Use

Karasik's Vineyard Believe It or Don't!