03.01.16

How do you tell a chair you love it?

By Heather Hamacek

03.01.16

Betty Byrne flaunts lapels as wide as a broadsheet while pitching in to help Vineyard Gazetteco-owner Betty Hough (middle) and town columnist/social events writer Florence “Bunny” Brown (back) assemble the weekly paper. No word on where they got their similar shirtdresses, but sources tell us a McCall’s pattern was likely involved.

03.01.16

It’s really quite simple. You start with an iconic house, add impeccable taste and an eye for art, and what you get is summer living at its best.

By Erin Ryerson

03.01.16

Name: Savannah Hooe Occupation: Seaman apprentice, Coast Guard Station Menemsha A day on the Job: Boat checks and inspections, standing watch (manning theradios), training. “You see some pretty cool things literally every time you go out.You learn something new every time. You never know.” Favorite part of the job? “Knowing people can depend on you to help themin need.”

03.01.16

Up-Island and down this past winter there were houses on stilts. Most notable, perhaps, was the beginning of work restoring the Old Parsonage in West Tisbury. That home dates back to 1668 and is generally considered to be the second oldest residence on the Island, which makes it one of the oldest structures in the country.

By Paul Schneider

03.01.16

The tide was just starting to flow east when Stuart Hunter and I skidded my nine-foot tin boat down the cliff at Pilots Landing and rowed toward Wash Rock, where terns were working over breaking bass. We dropped anchor up-current, the hook held and we were in business, casting metal into the action from our miniature craft.

By Kib Bramhall

03.01.16

The off-season may be quiet on the Cape and Islands, but it is a busy time for the area’s gray seals.

By Sara Brown

03.01.16

Peter Norris of Chilmark is on a quest to create the holy grail of rhododendrons.

By Joe Keenan

03.01.16

(Vaccinium corymbosum,Vaccinium angustifolium) Blueberries won’t ripen until June (at least), but spring is the perfect time to scout locations. The plants have small white or pink bell-shaped flowers that make them easy to identify. If you find a good stash, take note, and then keep quiet. Wild blueberries are in high demand.

03.01.16

When not running her Vineyard Haven store, or producing a documentary, or writing a cookbook, or helping a client redesign a home, or planning a party, or... Tamara Weiss was creating a pretty sweet spot to kick back and relax.

By Joyce Wagner

03.01.16

How do I rent thee? Let me count the ways...Elizabeth Hawes looks back on an itinerary of houses.

By Elizabeth Hawes

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Writers in Residence

It makes perfect sense that writers Geraldine Brooks and Tony Horwitz feel right at home in a house that is stuffed to the crooked rafters with history.

Tamara’s Place

When not running her Vineyard Haven store, or producing a documentary, or
writing a cookbook, or helping a client redesign a home, or planning a party, or...
Tamara Weiss was creating a pretty sweet spot to kick back and relax.

Rhodie Scholar

Peter Norris of Chilmark is on a quest to create the holy grail of rhododendrons.

Notes from the Tackle Room: Devil’s Bridge

The tide was just starting to flow east when Stuart Hunter and I skidded my nine-foot tin boat down the cliff at Pilots Landing and rowed toward Wash Rock, where terns were working over breaking bass. We dropped anchor up-current, the hook held and we were in business, casting metal into the action from our miniature craft.

In the Cornerless Office: Savannah Hooe

Name: Savannah Hooe

Occupation: Seaman apprentice, Coast Guard Station Menemsha

A day on the Job: Boat checks and inspections, standing watch (manning the
radios), training. “You see some pretty cool things literally every time you go out.
You learn something new every time. You never know.”

Favorite part of the job? “Knowing people can depend on you to help them
in need.”

Take This Chair & Stuff It

How do you tell a chair you love it?

DAW: Spring Delusion

Inspecting house and yard, outdoors,

We make a list of urgent chores

And wonder: Should we call the painter,

Or let our home grow even quainter?

You’re Going to Need a Bigger Coffee Table...

Three lavishly illustrated editions from Zenith Press chronicle some of history’s most epic voyages.

Are You Ready for Some Serious Pickleball?

Pickleball is a kind of scaled-down tennis, except easier. (No overhead serve! No long racquet!)

All the Pretty Little Houses

As Edgartown considers doubling the size of its historic district, and with ancient houses on stilts all over the Island, we wondered about the state of historic preservation.

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