07.01.11

A recipe from private bartender Jeff Raposa.

By Jeff Raposa

07.01.11

To make bartender Richard Very’s summer-in-a-glass cocktail, you will need a bartender’s shaker – the two-piece metal and glass pint-size cocktail shaker with a strainer at the top.

By Richard Very

07.01.11

The Eben Tide served at l’étoile is Richard Very’s fresher version of a gin and tonic, named for Vineyarder Eben Armer, a stone mason who comes into the restaurant each week to enjoy the surf-and-turf house specialty, along with his namesake cocktail.

By Richard Very

07.01.11

Richard Very picks lavender from Island musician Mike Benjamin’s yard to give his lemonade some local flavor.

By Richard Very

07.01.11

In this sangria recipe by Catherine Walthers, the summer fruit is tossed with some sugar in advance to draw out the juices that make this drink so flavorful.

By Catherine Walthers

07.01.11

The new book Jaws: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard takes a behind-the-scenes look at the 1974 filming of the greatest shark movie ever, often from the perspective of Island residents who were there. The film’s Fourth of July beach sequence – a.k.a. the end of Alex Kintner – involved coordinating hundreds of extras in unpredictable and inhospitable weather, as this excerpt from the book attests.

By Matt Taylor

07.01.11

Is there a finer place to be in July than Martha’s Vineyard? That’s a loaded question for someone who has spent every summer of her life on a small island in Maine.

By Jane Seagrave

07.01.11

Despite the prominent sign pointing toward Menemsha’s Dutcher Dock, the source of the name is a mystery to most visitors and residents.

By Tom Dunlop

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From the Publisher

Is there a finer place to be in July than Martha’s Vineyard? That’s a loaded question for someone who has spent every summer of her life on a small island in Maine.

The Influence of an Auctioneer

The people responsible for garnering and escalating bids at charity auctions can significantly impact the bottom line of Vineyard nonprofits, some of which are now hiring professionals.

The Name Behind Dutcher Dock

Despite the prominent sign pointing toward Menemsha’s Dutcher Dock, the source of the name is a mystery to most visitors and residents.

Is it Time Yet for a Kindle?

When you’re at least the fifth generation of book collectors living in a house that’s been in the family for eight generations and you’ve run out of bookcase space, there is one obvious solution: You load your piles of culled-out books into sturdy grocery bags and donate them to the West Tisbury Library’s annual mega book sale in July.

The Peach Tree Ultimatum

Through the years, our land on Chappaquiddick has yielded some surprises. My peach tree began as a volunteer in a friend’s garden, a sprout from her compost pile.

DAW: July Sustenance

Hawaiian Punch and ruby Twizzlers...

Hooked on the Fishing Fleet

Painter Rez Williams of West Tisbury has been creating a distinctive and deeply personal chronicle of New Bedford’s iconic fishing boats for nearly fifteen years, and his enthusiasm for them shows no signs of diminishing.

Minding Her Own Business: Designing Swimwear with Purpose

Ashley Chase is merging the resources and styles of two islands – Martha’s Vineyard and Bali – to create her new bathing suit line.

On Location with Jaws

The new book Jaws: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard takes a behind-the-scenes look at the 1974 filming of the greatest shark movie ever, often from the perspective of Island residents who were there. The film’s Fourth of July beach sequence – a.k.a. the end of Alex Kintner – involved coordinating hundreds of extras in unpredictable and inhospitable weather, as this excerpt from the book attests.

Movers and Shakers: Who’s Selling, Who’s Buying

The off-season on Martha’s Vineyard is often peppered with news of real estate transactions and speculation.

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