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Featherstone Charts Course for Future

For 20 years, Featherstone Center for the Arts has offered a home for Island artists, making the most of its old barns and stables. But with a major donation this summer, the center is looking toward the future.

The Art of Plating

In a restaurant, plating is the last step for the kitchen and the first impression for the customer. All the planning, ordering, prepping, cooking and executing culminates in a few final moments when the meat is seared and set, the veggies are ready, the sauce is up and there is nothing left for a chef to do except arrange the food on the plate and summon the server.


I never set out to be a designer. A one-off stint doing album art led to more album art, then a paint scheme for Nascar, branding a law firm and marketing for non-profits. Before we knew it, my wife and I had a full-blown design business with an international client base. Our “work from anywhere” business model led to Martha’s Vineyard.

Inn Style: Design With A Touch of Mischief

Julie and Marla Accursio-Gibbs, co-managers of two Edgartown inns—the 8-room Sydney and the 15-room Christopher— are passionate about their roles as stewards of these totally updated, boutique properties. Here they talk to The Vine about their new roles, Island hospitality and going the extra mile for their guests.

Fashion Forward: D.I.Y. Design on MV

From runway renegades to fashion al fresco, Vineyard designers evolve in style.

If You Build It.... Island Home Designers

How do ideas for a new home or an updated kitchen move from dream to reality? Erin Ryerson goes back to the drawing board with three up-and-coming Island home designers to learn about craft, juggling young families with a budding career, and what it means to work a traditional 9-5 on an Island where seasonal schedules prevail.

House Hunting with Ruth McGorty

In 1985 Ruth McGorty started the Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Guide, then just a black-and-white pamphlet. Today the magazine is a full color, glossy Real Estate bible, known to many as The Book of Dreams.

Gourmet To-Go, Black Sheep's Chef Judy Klumick

The secret is out. Black Sheep, a “picnic to pantry” specialty food shop and take-out operation is the place to be at lunchtime in Edgartown.

This Old House

The price tag on the 200-year-old Cape was $135,000, but it was a house that cried out for a wealthy owner who could dash off checks to a platoon of plumbers, carpenters, electricians and masons.

How to Feed an Island

Seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, the small staff at Island Grown Initiative's Thimble Farm — now doing business as Island Grown Farm Hub at Thimble Farm — tends more than 30,000 square feet of greenhouses.