03.01.15

When the Imrey clan outgrew the old summer place, they didn't have to look far for a top architect

By Monica Jensen

03.01.15

Make your own custom salad mix.

By Susie Middleton

03.13.16

Wasque, Wild Men of Borneo, and Captain Thomas Worth.

03.01.15

What if the secret to happiness lay right outside your kitchen door? In a pretty little garden, full of delicious things to eat. It might sound far-fetched to suggest that a kitchen garden can relieve stress, lift your mood, and even ease depression, but new studies suggest there’s a scientific basis – perhaps even a soil bacterium that elevates serotonin – for the pleasure we can get from digging in the dirt.

By Susie Middleton

03.01.15

His auto empire is far larger than the one he inherited from his late father. But Ernie Boch Jr.'s place in Edgartown? You might be surprised.

By Vanessa Czarnecki

03.01.15

Thomas Craven was the leading art historian of his day, and his Vineyard friend Thomas Hart Benton was his favorite artist.

By Elizabeth Hawes

03.01.15

This issue marks the beginning of the thirtieth year of publication of Martha’s Vineyard Magazine, which first went on the stands in the summer of 1985. Thirty years is a long time when looked at forward. If I’m still editing this magazine in 2045, I’ll not just be lucky to have a great job, I’ll be lucky to be breathing.  

By Paul Schneider

03.01.15

You stare at that dry, sandy patch of finicky Island soil in front of your home and envision a low flowering shrub that is drought tolerant and can thrive in partial sunlight. Wouldn’t hurt if the plant were a Vineyard native, too. But you wonder, is that combination possible to find?

By Nicole Grace Mercier

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Encyclopedia Vineyardia: W

Wasque, Wild Men of Borneo, and Captain Thomas Worth.

Holy Homegrown!

What if the secret to happiness lay right outside your kitchen door? In a pretty little garden, full of delicious things to eat. It might sound far-fetched to suggest that a kitchen garden can relieve stress, lift your mood, and even ease depression, but new studies suggest there’s a scientific basis – perhaps even a soil bacterium that elevates serotonin – for the pleasure we can get from digging in the dirt.

Being Ernie Boch

His auto empire is far larger than the one he inherited from his late father. But Ernie Boch Jr.'s place in Edgartown? You might be surprised.

A Discerning Eye

Thomas Craven was the leading art historian of his day, and his Vineyard friend Thomas Hart Benton was his favorite artist.

The Legacy

When the Imrey clan outgrew the old summer place, they didn't have to look far for a top architect

Oceanography: Breach Watch

This year will be a busy one for the cadre of Islanders who keep a close eye on what’s going on at Norton Point. From fishermen to scientists, the two-and-a-half-mile barrier beach that sometimes connects Edgartown’s South Beach and Wasque on Chappaquiddick is a source of fascination. In April 2007 a northeaster broke through the beach, creating an inlet that connected Katama Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. In the years that followed, the “opening,” as it is known in local parlance, migrated eastward.

Lettuce, Explained at Last

Make your own custom salad mix.

On a Clear Day...You Can See Your Taxes Rising

Ranking the world’s top water views is an apples-and-oranges challenge of unfathomable proportions. Yet surely the Vineyard, with 125 miles of tidal shoreline and a host of great and less great inland ponds, has its contenders: the epic vistas from Chilmark hilltops, the broad sweep of ocean from the upper decks of upside-down homes in Katama, the still coves and busy town harborfronts. The list goes on and on. Without question, the Island has picturesque farms and meadows, forests and townscapes, but are they the cover models of Vineyard resort propaganda? Not so much.

Doing the Duin Huis

Tucked in the dunes off Moshup Trail is a sleek residence inspired by driftwood and lifeguard stands. But as architect Mark Hutker and builder Andrew Flake explain, the house called Duin Huis is anything but simple.

My Crooked Little House

Most of the year I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and when it comes up in conversation that I own a house on Martha’s Vineyard, people always get that look. “Oh, I see,” the look says, “you’re one of those rich East Coasters with a vacation home on that exclusive little island.”

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