Starting at the height of the civil rights movement, Carole Simpson parlayed her natural curiosity, intellect, and persistence into a ground-breaking career in journalism that lasted some forty years.

Kate Feiffer

“Martha’s Vineyard is a special place.” This oft-repeated phrase may or may not be true generally, but when it comes to money, it’s false. Money behaves the same here as everywhere else, and so do people.

Jim Miller

Peter Temple’s pitch is simple: “If you’ve made an investment in the Vineyard because you like it and enjoy it here, philanthropy is important to protecting that investment.”

Jim Miller

Many Vineyarders are compelled to work multiple jobs. Some wouldn’t have it any other way. Mike Poirier of Edgartown has three jobs, but he’s not complaining. “I like all of my jobs. I never get burned out on any of them because I’m changing hats so often.”

Jim Miller

Have you ever tromped through a pond to get to a good beach or bought a pricey ticket to attend a fundraiser that was actually fun? You must be on the Vineyard!

Moira C. Silva

One man claims to have stood on the Norton Point beach nearly sixty years ago, at the very moment it gave way almost beneath his feet, opening Katama Bay to the Atlantic.

It was the afternoon of August 31, 1954, and J. Gordon “Pete” Ogden III – an Oak Bluffs native, paleobotanist, and specialist in the study of inland waters – later wrote that he went for a walk along the bay side of Norton Point just a few hours after a hurricane had spun out to sea.

Tom Dunlop

In the usual quirky way of Chappaquiddickers, they often call their home an island even during those eras when it’s very much a peninsula, attached to the rest of Martha’s Vineyard by the barrier beach known as Norton Point. And Norton Point is so-called even though it has no “point” at all. But why? And who was Norton?

Tom Dunlop

This spring Tiffany Smalley of Aquinnah becomes the second Island Wampanoag to graduate from Harvard College. Here she reflects on her connections with the first – who lived 350 years ago.

Tiffany Smalley