Interesting Islanders

Imagine, it’s the 1940’s in New Bedford, MA. A handsome Coca Cola delivery man meets a beautiful woman who is working in her father’s grocery store. It’s love at first sight. A courtship begins, they marry in 1945. They move to Martha’s Vineyard where the man had worked a couple of Summers. In 1947, the […]

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I have admired Tiffany Vanderhoop’s Beaded Jewelry for sometime now. Each time she posts a photo of her handmade beaded earrings or there happens to be a pair at Citrine in Vineyard Haven, I have to admire them. The intricacy, the ornate designs, the beauty she can create with her hands and what used to […]

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The next chapter of Farm Field Sea has been four years in the making on Martha’s Vineyard. Founder, Nevette Previd, has been busy creating and cultivating relationships with island farmers, land and sea, creating unique Martha’s Vineyard culinary adventures. For Nevette, the “face-to-face” connection is compromised in today’s world, and there’s even more of a disconnect […]

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We hear a lot about local food and farm-to-table on Martha’s Vineyard — and elsewhere — these foodie days. But imagine combining the farmers, chefs, local food and the farms it comes from, for on-location, hands-on, unforgettable culinary adventures. That’s the idea behind Farm Field Sea. This new weekly series of one-day, outdoor eco tours debuts […]

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If you spend time on Facebook like me, and live on the Island, chances are you have either heard of or have seen To Go With Joe. To Go With Joe are food review videos about local (mostly) restaurants. Joe is Joe Farina, and he is hysterical. He chooses a restaurant, sometimes just because and […]

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When you shop at Conroy’s Apothecary, you can’t help but look around and see what else you might need. One day while shopping for cold medicine, I noticed these sleek modern candles on the counter. Of course I felt compelled to smell them. I was really impressed with the scents. The candles smelled so fresh and close […]

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What in the world is the Meat Ball you might be wondering. Well, it’s a great Winter event(s) that celebrates the locally grown meats from farms on the Martha’s Vineyard, and is a great little FUNraiser for the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society, which hosts the Meat Ball. The Meat Ball is actually a series of events […]

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Lots of people know how great Martha’s Vineyard is in the Summer or Fall. But as year-round residents — and local real estate gurus — we get asked all the time: “What’s there to do in the off-season?” Well, the short answer is, there’s a lot to do. Take a look with our own Guinevere […]

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If you google the word frock, you’ll discover it is a noun meaning:  A woman’s or girl’s dress. A loose outer garment, in particular. If you google FROCK – Martha’s Vineyard, you discover an amazing boutique with handmade garments for woman. Located at 13 Beach Street Extension in Vineyard Haven, across from the Black Dog, you’ll find […]

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Almost four years to the day, I did a blog about Tulip Tuesday which many Islanders have been enjoying for over a decade at Morrice Florist. Lucky for us, when Emily Coulter bought the flower/gift shop in Vineyard Haven, she continued the tradition. What is Tulip Tuesday? Well, it’s probably one of the easiest ways […]

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