Made On The Vineyard

One of the amazing things about living in a small community is the fact that if you want something to happen, you can usually make it so. My friend Karen Bruno Giannakopoulos is a mover and a shaker. A female entrepreneur who is working towards her personal goals, and is also helping others along the way. She saw […]

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The beaches of Martha’s Vineyard are easily one of the island’s top attractions and biggest draws for visitors and locals alike. Not only are the Vineyard beaches great in the Summer, but they’re equally magical in the off-season — and a lot less crowded too. Beaches are everywhere on Martha’s Vineyard, as they ring the entire perimeter […]

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If you have not been to The Larder lately, (this Fall), you might want to stop by. Though limited in hours this time of year, just Friday and Saturday, you can find all sorts of unique and local food items at this quirky, fun little shop. You never know what you’ll find. The Larder has a […]

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I love Halloween. It’s definitely one of my top three holidays, right there with Christmas and Labor Day (sorry the Fall is such a magical time of year). Each year, I wait excitedly for the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School to begin placing their Halloween scarecrows. It has become a Fall family tradition. I like […]

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There is something special about walking into the Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival’s Grand Tasting. Perhaps it’s the anticipation of discovering new wines or the amazing food being served, or the fact that this event is like an epic Fall gathering of locals and visitors. The Grand Tasting is held on the grounds of […]

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From writing about what was new with this year’s Local Wild Food Challenge, I was excited to go and experience the event. And I was not disappointed. This year, I tried a new approach. Instead of going right when the LWFC opened its “gates,” I went with my family around 1:30 p.m. My reasoning for […]

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Wow has the Local Wild Food Challenge changed since I went in 2015. Last year, the event found a new home, the FARM Institute, and boy has it grown into quite the event. From talking with event founder, Bill Manson, I think this incredible, one-of-a-kind experience, has found its Island groove. Local Wild Food Challenge […]

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I have known Nina Carter Hitchen for a number of years from all sorts of things. This amazing mom of 6-year-old twins has slowly and consciously been evolving towards a Zero Waste lifestyle. I always get to see snips of this process, amazing pics on instagram, inspiring snack containers at soccer, but recently I learned […]

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Sometimes a small getaway makes a big difference, even if you’re just one or two towns away. The Winnetu Oceanside Resort is offering an easy way to make a Martha’s Vineyard “staycation” possible. How does the Winnetu make it easy? Well, as an Island resident, you can spend the night for free. What’s the catch? […]

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Tropical Storm Jose could not keep craft beer fans from the 2nd annual Martha’s Vineyard Craft Beer Festival! With its new location, Waban Park, and larger tent, this year’s event was a great success. The adventure begins when you get your collectable tasting glass. Walking into the tent, there is the joyful anticipation of all the […]

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