July 2012

When I had heard that Ben deForest was taking over the kitchen at Ken’N’ Beck, I had mixed feelings.  The Vineyard’s own “bad boy” chef coming back to Oak Bluffs.  What was he going to do with that small, quirky little restaurant? Naturally, curiosity got the best of me, and I reached out to Ben, […]


Not one for the lazy days of Summer, I like to pack in as much as I can during the season.  We all know that there are lots of things to do on the weekend, but let’s talk about something to do on Mondays, that can really up the ante of a week night — Musical […]


As the Summer continues, it amazes me that there are still more new places to discover on Martha’s Vineyard.  I am a down-Island girl, but every now and then I like to head up-Island and experience other things this mgical Island has to offer.  So, it was off to Menemsha where I always feel like […]


When I first heard that a new restaurant was going in where the old David Ryan’s was, I have to admit that I was pretty excited.  Taking up such a large piece of real estate on North Water Street, whatever it was would have quite an impact. Construction began and rumors swirled around the Island. […]


When you walk into Edgartown Books these days, you’ll see a number of familiar faces, including Susan Mercier.  The longtime manager of the bookstore left for a bit but is now back, and more enthusiastic about books than ever. You’ll also see some new faces, including owner Joyce Sudikoff, who also is pretty excited to be there. […]


A glorious pop of red now sits next to Menemsha Blues in Vineyard Haven.  It’s Porto, the Island’s newest pizza place.  Like a red beacon beckoning you from 5 Corners, you have to check it out. First, let’s talk about how fun the outside is!  It just looks like someplace you’d want to go.  Porto […]


The 2nd Annual Stars + Stripes Festival, benefiting the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard is happening this weekend, Saturday July 7th at Flatbread.  Yes, there is still music rocking the walls of that famous building. Last year, the event sold out and raised over $30,000 for the YMCA.  This year they hope to raise that and […]


Now that the 4th of July holiday is here, Summer is in full swing on the Vineyard, and people are ready to celebrate.  When talking to people about what they do to commemorate the holiday, there are two answers, barbecue or parade.  Some of us go to the parade religiously, and some stay as far […]