February 2013

Having the Oscars, the movie industry’s premier award show, at the end of February is just plain genius.  For those of us enjoying a long, cold New England Winter, it provides a welcome reason for a party.  Luckily, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society hosted a grand one at the new Martha’s Vineyard Film Center, Tisbury Market Place, […]

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Somehow, JB Blau found some time to fill me in on what’s happening with Copper Wok, his new Asian restaurant opening in Vineyard Haven.  Let’s talk first about why he and partner/Chef Alex Nagi decided to open a Pan-Asian restaurant. Well for these two, it’s somewhat a selfish (though smart) move, both of them love […]

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As of March 3, 2013, Zephrus Restaurant at the Mansion House will be no more.  JB Blau, Chef Alex Nagi and their  team will be taking over the space and doing a complete renovation.  We’re talking a totally new configuration of the space, new floors, table, service counters – you name it, it’s being changed. I can’t […]

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Last Summer l when I did a story on JB, owner of Sharky’s and the Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company, he told me he wanted to open seven different restaurants on Martha’s Vineyard.  One for every day of the week, with a different concept, and all of which would be open year-round. If somebody else told […]

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People always wonder what we do on Martha’s Vineyard during the long winter months.  I think they’d be surprised to see just how much there is to do. This Winter, I’m getting in touch with flowers.  Sounds a little strange I know, but there’s something about fresh flowers that chases away some of the grey […]

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Meet Tanya Rustigan. She has large, trusting brown eyes, a beautiful smile, and a talent to take something old and make it AMAZING! Tanya grew up in her parents’ antique store. There she would spend her time sorting through old buttons and keys, which she loved. Over the years, she’s acquired quite the collection of […]

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In Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, even Menemsha, you can enjoy a stroll along the harbor, but the Vineyard’s largest harbor in Vineyard Haven, is relatively inaccessible to people. Will that soon change?  I’ve heard people around town talking about the Vineyard Haven Harbor Walk. Interest piqued and wanting to know more, I met with Jaime Weisman, […]

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When Islander Robert (Bob) Murphy and Jim Ryan (Ryan Family Amusements) bought the building that became Season’s Eatery & Pub almost 27-years ago, they had no idea that they would be in the restaurant business.  They thought they were venturing in on a simple real estate deal together. What was once the Vineyard’s nicest restaurant, […]

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Vacation still far away, but in the mood for a little getaway from the Island life?  Well, there’s an easy solution.  A night in Falmouth can do the trick. Think about it  — new places to grab a bite to eat, shopping in chain stores, and being someplace different….sounds like fun doesn’t it?  Also, it […]

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