Mary Anny Oggioni DeFreitas learned at a young age to make people look and feel beautiful. “My grandmother was a cosmetologist,” Mary says. “She was the one who taught me how to do a manicure.”

Mary was born in Iúna in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. She is used to scenic vistas, growing up at the foot of one of the country’s tallest mountains, Pico da Bandeira (Flag Peak), in an area known for producing coffee. Her first time on the Vineyard was the summer of 2002.

Felipe Cabrera

If you ask Todd Alexander what it’s like being the Oak Bluffs harbor master, he’ll give you a simple answer: “It’s like being an air traffic controller.”

Geoff Currier

“Old-fashioned medical care in the modern world” is how Dr. Gail O’Brien describes her primary care practice at Alliance Internal Medicine in Edgartown.

Jim Miller

Dedicated advocates of racial equality and education.

Phyllis Meras

High schooler and photographer Eli Dagostino has set a portrait-a-day goal for himself. His 365 Project turns the lens on a variety of Vineyarders, including these six subjects, presented here in pictures and words.

Joyce Wagner

It started innocently enough. Kim Hilliard, a Vineyard Haven massage therapist and musician, had an attic full of stuff she wanted to clear out. So in December 2011 she formed a Facebook group called MV Stuff 4 Sale, a virtual yard sale.

Jim Miller

A photo essay with style and safety tips for walkers during hunting season.

Samantha Barrow

If you were to die tomorrow, what would you regret missing, not doing, or not being?

Jim Miller