07.01.05

To Islanders reading newspapers and attending meetings, Art Flathers is a brilliant, unorthodox guy who pens intemperate letters and roars from the right.

By Jim Kaplan 

07.01.05

To most Vineyard residents and many visitors, internist Michael Jacobs is the doctor who’s run the walk-in clinic on State Road in Tisbury since 1987.

By Elaine Lembo

07.01.05

In the midst of winter some of us dream big garden dreams. And we start out with the best of intentions, we really do. Come July, though, we might just be overwhelmed by the gardening equivalent of eyes-being-bigger-than-stomachs, and a mess of weeds and tangled flowers. What’s a desperate gardener to do?

By Laura D. Roosevelt

07.01.05

Even before I moved to the Vineyard I knew the Island fauna was, at the least, eccentric, and, at most, weird.

By Carolyn O'Daly

07.01.05

What would you do if you ever had a summer day off?

By Phil Craig

07.01.05

It was 1972 and a lot of young people were living together without getting married. To my parents’ generation, that was a shock.

By Margaret Knight

07.01.05

I was born on March 14, 1928. That’s Johnny Perry Day on WMVY radio.

By Brooks Robards

07.01.05

Sixth grader Jake LaPierre of Vineyard Haven looked forward to his fifth trout-fishing tournament, sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club and held May 7 at Duarte’s Pond in West Tisbury. The magazine gave Jake a disposable camera and asked him to create his own photographic album of the day. Undaunted by the gale that afflicted the tournament, Jake shot a role of film in the darkness of the tent, and when the deluge let up a bit, at the pond’s edge.

By Tom Dresser

Pages

Two if By Tea

Two steps into the Nevin Square storefront on Winter Street and you might think you’ve entered Queen Victoria’s pantry.

An Rx From the Saildoc

To most Vineyard residents and many visitors, internist Michael Jacobs is the doctor who’s run the walk-in clinic on State Road in Tisbury since 1987.

There is a Season: Turn, Turn, Turn

The last weekend of July is one of the busiest summer “turnover” weekends. As vacationers – coming and going – wait in ferry lines, unnoticed and unsung armies of cleaning crews scramble to clean up before and after them.

Noble Goals

There’s a soccer league of nations at play on the fields of the Vineyard.

How it Works: Pumpout Boats

In the movie Quackster Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx, Gene Wilder plays a fellow who earns his living going down the streets scooping up horse droppings, then selling them for fertilizer. He becomes one of the most beloved men in Dublin.

Books at the Barricade

In March 1954, Gerald Chittenden, owner of the Borrowdale Bookshop in Edgartown, went to war against Senator Joseph McCarthy, using a table of books as his only bulwark and weapon.

Derby at Duarte's Pond

Sixth grader Jake LaPierre of Vineyard Haven looked forward to his fifth trout-fishing tournament, sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club and held May 7 at Duarte’s Pond in West Tisbury. The magazine gave Jake a disposable camera and asked him to create his own photographic album of the day. Undaunted by the gale that afflicted the tournament, Jake shot a role of film in the darkness of the tent, and when the deluge let up a bit, at the pond’s edge. His favorite shot: “A kid and his family, fishing, even though it’s raining.

How I Got Here: Johnny “Seaview” Perry

I was born on March 14, 1928. That’s Johnny Perry Day on WMVY radio.

Living on Salt Air

It took two trips around the world for John Mayhew to find his way back home.

Cows in My Backyard

Even before I moved to the Vineyard I knew the Island fauna was, at the least, eccentric, and, at most, weird.

Pages