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Don't Have to Pave Paradise to Ruin It
Tales of a Vineyard primeval are part of tradition. In that Island Eden, great whales, swordfish and cod “the waters brought forth abundantly.” Our...
3:57 pm, December 4, 2014
Beauty Is in the Eye of the Pumpkin
Nancy Slonim Aronie
My son’s birthday lands near Halloween, and when he was eight and nine and probably even ten and eleven, for his party I would line our whole deck...
3:53 pm, December 4, 2014
Ode to Nancy Luce
Bless the poet/with the chickens/Bless the woman wracked/with pain
3:37 pm, December 4, 2014
Island Ponds; Each One Is a Favorite Child
We all have a pond we favor on Martha’s Vineyard — so many ponds, separated or not from the salty sea water that surrounds this place, seven miles...
3:33 pm, December 4, 2014
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Piercing the Past, Herb Slater Stood Ready at the Helm
Herbert Slater, who died last week, was one of a dwindling group of men who took part in the now largely forgotten harpoon fishery that made Menemsha...
4:24 pm, November 26, 2014
When the Main Course Was Testosterone
Thanksgiving when I was growing up always meant a different assortment of extended family members congregating at different homes, with no...
4:17 pm, November 26, 2014
Story of Cod Shows How Outcome of Overfishing Can Be Final
Mark Alan Lovewell
Vineyard fishermen no longer pursue cod in these waters. The fishing boats plying these waters left years ago. Cod are gone.
4:11 pm, November 26, 2014
Held Aloft by Hope, Grounded in Thanks
I really think that fall’s colors were more brilliant this year, the reds and yellows much happier against the deep blue skies. Maybe they seemed...
4:06 pm, November 26, 2014
Back When Coach Herman Was a Freshman
The following was excerpted from an article written on Nov. 18, 1988 by Gazette reporter Mike Kolleth just before Coach Donald Herman’s first Island...
5:46 pm, November 20, 2014
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