A young filmmaker captures the ancient story and traditions of Island agriculture, inspired by the people he’s descended from, and the homes and land he knew and loved as a boy.

Tom Dunlop

The story behind some of the old things you can see around the Island.

Tom Dunlop

Stereotypes abound, but are the Islands all that different?

Shelley Christiansen

It started with an entrepreneurial grocer and a diligent doctor. Today, Verizon and Comcast are battling for your dollars. A look at phone service on the Island says a lot about this place and the people who live here.

Shelley Christiansen

Just thirty years ago, the Vineyard and neighboring islands voted to secede from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Mike Seccombe

No longer a commercial thoroughfare, the Dr. Fisher Road still spans the Island’s midsection – despite being overgrown in places and downright difficult to find.

Tod Dimmick

1. Which of these Vineyard women was a poet who seemed to prefer the company of chickens to people?

    a. Rebecca West    b. Lucy Vincent    c. Lydia Norton    d. Nancy Luce

2. Who was Thomas Mayhew Jr.?    a. a Chilmark sheep farmer    b. a famous sea captain    c. a missionary    d. the founder of Mad Martha’s

3. Which two boats ran aground in Vineyard Sound?

Tom Dresser

After Hurricane Carol roared through Martha’s Vineyard on August 31, 1954, Shirley Mayhew and her camera went to Menemsha harbor – where few others were allowed entry.

Shirley Mayhew