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

Without the help of his family, the Vineyard golf community, and other advisers, Tony Grillo might never have capitalized on his own drive to win. Now with two state junior championships in the bag, the Islander begins a new chapter at Harvard.

Jim Kaplan

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

Ellen Willson Hoover

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

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

Ninety-year-old Elsie Nunes shares her family history and gives a glimpse of the Island during her youth.

Joyce Wagner

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


Dig that Island Sound

Three generations of music-making in West Tisbury.

How to Win Big and Stay Cool

Jesse Sylvia grew up on the Vineyard and became a local legend here in 2012 when he placed second in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

Remembering Ray Ellis

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.

The Seasoned Pros

They play a vital role in elegant evenings and power breakfasts, in well-earned cocktails and late-night desserts, and in memorable lunches of the pre-beach, post-golf, and “ladies who” variety.

The Imagined Landscapes of Susan Savory

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

Gone to the Dogs

They’re cruising in cars, splashing in surf, strolling up Circuit Avenue, and napping in the narcissus. Dogs are everywhere on Martha’s Vineyard - from the ubiquitous black Labs to the pedigreed Pomeranians and Rhodesian ridgebacks.

Unwinding With Richard North Patterson

Novelist Richard North Patterson spends most of the year researching and writing, then enjoys his well-earned summers relaxing on Martha’s Vineyard.

The Next Wave

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

Duncan Caldwell: Man for the Ages

Duncan Caldwell defies quick categorization, but let’s try this: prehistorian.

Faces of Chappy

Seasonal and year-round residents of Chappaquiddick – separated from the rest of the Vineyard by Edgartown harbor and Katama Bay – share a love of its quiet seclusion.