07.01.07

A state law from 1647 gives private landholders exclusive rights to their beaches, and some Island towns exclude non-residents from enjoying a day at their stretches of sand. Whether beaches should be open to the public is an ongoing topic of debate on the Vineyard.

By Mike Seccombe

07.01.07

Zinnias – yellow, pink, and peach...

By Daniel Waters

07.01.07

America’s master griller preps a family feast at his Chappy summer home.

By Catherine Walthers

07.01.07

The gardens at Edgartown’s Charlotte Inn have an effortless feel.

By Jan Pogue

07.01.07

Years ago, when my sons (now in their forties) were small, we lived in Lynn.

By Mary-Jean Miner

07.01.07

When a former New Yorker finds herself with a couple of goats, she discovers there’s more to know about poison ivy, Pepto-Bismol, and the critters’ strong personalities.

By Laura D. Roosevelt

07.01.07

The Best Beaches When asked to pick our favorite beach, we often say, “For what?” Different beaches are best for different things. You don’t want to try going nude at State Beach, and you shouldn’t head to East Beach if it’s people watching you like. We think the Inkwell is the best for swimming laps (the jetties are like the ends of a pool); for the best body surfing, we head to the south shore.

07.01.07

Historically, the Chilmark retreat has focused on cultivating professionals in the world of dance. Now, the new director is reaching out to the Island.

By Laura D. Roosevelt

07.01.07

The Vineyard’s small-screen source of news, entertainment, and banter is becoming as much a part of daily life for the staff as for the viewers they’re attracting.

By Shelley Christiansen

07.01.07

The Chappy ferry is making headlines. Passenger rates may go up, the lines may get longer, and the owner plans to sell. A look at the history of the service shows this isn’t exactly new news.

By Tom Dunlop

07.01.07

Plein air painting at Polly Hill Arboretum and beyond.

By Shelley Christiansen

07.01.07

A new diet book showcases the Vineyard.

By Ali Berlow

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