John Alley has a few tales to tell. Well, actually more than a few tales to tell. And he's just warming up.

By Phyllis Méras


Inside a small studio space in Edgartown, jeweler Stefanie Wolf is crafting designs that reach far beyond the Island’s shores.

By Moira Silva


A short, strange trip to the Gay Head Light.

By Ed Mitchell


Come spring, Vermonter Andy Rice is every Island sheep’s best friend.

By Alexandra Bullen Coutts


Who was Dr. Leroy Milton Yale? What was Yankee Rarebit? And what is the history behind the Yellow House in Edgartown?


Conventional swimming pools, lap pools, and spools – shorthand for the small pools that are sometimes called cocktail pools – are showing up across the Vineyard.

By Mary Breslauer


Around the house and yard one putters,Dabbing paint and cleaning gutters.“Will it never end?” one muttersTo one’s neighbors and abutters.

By D.A.W.


Repeated studies have demonstrated that when used properly a circle hook holds fish more securely than a standard J-hook.

By Nelson Sigelman


Seared Sea Scallops with Spring Peas, Leeks, and Prosciutto

Atlantic sea scallops are here for us year-round, which any Islander in the depths of winter will tell you is a quality not to be taken for granted.

How Big is Your Scallop?

Sometimes it seems like sea scallops don’t get any respect.

Flotsam & Jetsam: Recent News You Can Sort of Use

Steamship Authority happenings, tennis scandals, crazy bats, and more.

Shop Talk: Nochi, Nochi

After occupying the same cozy corner for more than fourteen seasons, Vineyard Haven women’s boutique Nochi has expanded.

Go Here, Eat This: Rockfish

More scallops, please.

Piece of Work: Tommy May

Abstract painter Tommy May splits his time between California and the Island, where his parents have a home in Vineyard Haven. Yet even when he’s working in his Hollywood Hills studio, he is dreaming of Martha’s Vineyard and drawing upon its inspiration to fuel his next series of paintings.

This past winter’s focus came from his idea to showcase abstracted views of Vineyard scenes, such as fields and dunes. He is calling the series Blossoms.

Encyclopedia Vineyardia: Y

Who was Dr. Leroy Milton Yale? What was Yankee Rarebit? And what is the history behind the Yellow House in Edgartown?

Thirsty: And While You’re at Rockfish...

This is the story of a legendary wine: Heitz Cellar’s Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.

One Last Thing: New Vineyard Nonprofits

From the Editor

On the Vineyard we often have our own way of doing things.