A plethora of older folks are relishing their golden years on the Island, keeping active by working, volunteering, socializing, and doing everything that makes them happy.

Shelley Christiansen

For many foreign-born Vineyarders, integrating successfully into this community means hours, days, and nights studying and practicing the language.

Julia Rappaport

The Oak Bluffs summer resident talks about his routines on-Island, racial and class issues on the Vineyard, who will be the next president, and his sexy red tricycle.

Laura D. Roosevelt

When neighborly kindness is extended to tourists, it can be surprising – welcome, but surprising.

Ellen Willson Hoover

Topper could be ornery (you might even say abusive), but a girl who looked beyond his shortcomings found he brought her freedom to roam around Chappaquiddick, taught her about difficult relationships, and contributed to the inner strength that has stuck with her throughout adulthood.

Margaret Knight

The retired Menemsha fisherman is an Island icon with something to say about everything from swordfishing to hurricanes, World War II to the Cape Wind project.

Phyllis Meras

For years, Jamaicans have been an integral part of the seasonal work force of the Vineyard. Now new rules concerning H-2B visas mean many can’t return to the Island.

Shelley Christiansen

Since 1992, the Vineyard Sound has been bringing a joyful, popular singing soundtrack – with no instruments – to Island summers.

Tom Dunlop