My assignment: Find out the answer by getting myself from Oak Bluffs to Aquinnah and back, using thumb power alone.

Holly Nadler

How do you get the chance to interview a man whose father planted slices of bread in the ground in Greece and discovered a primitive form of penicillin?

Tom Dresser

A father-son fish tale.

Shelley Christiansen

Moderation is everything – especially when it’s your job to run town meeting, the purest form of democracy on earth.

Margaret Knight

When there’s a family business, it’s not unusual for the kids to get involved early on. But it’s pretty unusual when the business is fire fighting.

Joyce Wagner

The Nelson family of Edgartown gets most of their food from their garden, the forest, and the nearby sea.

Catherine Walthers

I am part of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).

Joyce Wagner

Seven years ago on a blustery November day, Mike Chmura, a retired teacher and the owner of East Chop Sleep Shop, delivered a futon to a house in Vineyard Haven.

Kate Feiffer