November 2015

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the Island is decorated in holiday cheer, and at the Captain Rowley Cottage is full of everyone’s favorite teddy bears. The Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite opens its doors today. The teddy bear suite is decorated in true holiday splendor. With twinkling lights and hundred of bears donning  festive […]


With the holidays upon us, it seems as though you are suddenly surrounded by thoughts of things you need to do. Though that may seem somewhat overwhelming at times, what if you also needed to worry about what to do with your children after school, while you needed to finish the work day. With over 400 members […]


Celebrating its 5th year, the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite, which has become such a part of so many peoples’ Island holiday tradition, welcomes its newest big bear. This bear is larger than life. It’s taller than me, and is so soft and so huggable. It is sure to become a new MVTBS favorite. Also, […]


In less than two weeks, it will be Black Friday and then Shop Small Saturday, and while your working on that list, checking who’s naughty or nice, here’s a list of Vineyard artisan holiday shows to shop for your favorite Island made gifts. Also, being a part of a small community whether you live here […]

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The Red Cat Kitchen Hits The Ritz. That’s a hashtag you’ll see on Instagram and Facebook. What does this mean for all of us you might wonder? Well, it means that we can all access the amazing food by chef Ben DeForest. By accessible, I mean meals that are $12 and under, and a daily […]


As the nights get longer and more places close their doors for the season, it’s nice to know that things are still happening on the Island. It’s also nice to know that you can even spend an evening getting creative too. In 2014, Jasmine Thompson of Jazen’s Art Studio, started Create & Cocktails. Create & […]


For almost five years, I have been writing On Point now, and I still love the story behind the special places on Martha’s Vineyard. On a glorious Fall day, I made my way up Middle Road in Chilmark to learn about Mermaid Farm. I have been there many times before for their lassis and yogurt, […]


From 11:00 a.m. t0 3:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday, the Black Sheep is serving up fresh, creative, delicious lunches. During the Fall and Winter months, Black Sheep is transformed into a great little luncheonette in Edgartown. Here, you’ll find scrumptious specials and great sammies (sandwiches). Mondays feature Mexican-inspired food. Wednesdays are Asian-themed, and the other three […]