I first met Ray Ellis in the 1970s when we were both exhibiting at the Edgartown Art Gallery. I had just brought in a recent painting and so had he, and we got into a casual discussion about starting to work on our next canvases and what the subject matter would be.

Kib Bramhall

Bringing life’s flotsam and jetsam together in a richly textured art form.

Brooks Robards

An up-and-coming generation shares an active commitment to the Vineyard community and a passion for their work.

Alexandra Bullen Coutts

In 2011, when British architect Norman Foster and his wife, Elena Ochoa Foster, Lord and Lady of Thames Bank, bought Blue Heron Farm, the Obama family’s recent vacation getaway, Vineyarders were abuzz. What changes were in store for the expansive but low-key Chilmark property? How much time would the jet-setting couple spend here? Might we see them around the Island?

The answers (so far): a lot, a little, and not likely. The closest most of us will get is the 2011 documentary How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?

Shops and eateries atop the Gay Head Cliffs have been drawing tourists and Vineyarders alike for more than a hundred years. Run by Wampanoags, the shops are part of the tribal culture in Aquinnah.

Richard C. Skidmore

For ten years, Scott DiBiaso has been the captain of Juno, a sixty-five-foot schooner owned by Robert and Melissa Soros and built by Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway in Vineyard Haven.

Jim Miller

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