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Party of Plenty: Shared Plates Around Communal Tables

Last summer my husband and I wanted to try a new Island restaurant, but unpredictable work schedules are not conducive to well-planned date nights. It was the middle of the week, albeit in August, and we were just hoping for a quick dinner before a movie. Without time to make a reservation, we took our walk-in chances.

Going Native: Growing an Island Garden

Whether you see the landscapes of the Vineyard every day or dream about them from afar, one thing is certain — the Island is uniquely beautiful and retains a special, ecological character that many other places have lost. This lasting, natural beauty is due in large part to the native plants that have flourished here, evolving in our landscape for thousands of years. But more and more commonly, invasive, nonnative species are threatening to take over, presenting a danger not only to the look and feel of the Island but also to the countless creatures that call it home.

The House That Reade Built

On an unseasonably balmy morning in September, Reade Kontje Milne had just ushered her two kids, Greta and Felix, off to school. Though she was running a little late for work at MacNelly Cohen architects in West Tisbury, she eked out some time to talk over coffee and eggs about her experience as one of the Vineyard’s few female carpenters.

Lifestyles of the Rich and Hungry: Summer Lives of Private Chefs

One person’s indulgence is another’s convenience and, after all, Martha’s Vineyard is no stranger to excess in the summertime. But more visitors looking to spend more money in the name of creating a memorable vacation is excellent news for Island workers, who also have an agenda during the on-season.

Restaurant With a View, Garde East on the Harbor Celebrates Sun and Sea

Garde East recently opened in the building that formerly housed The Blue Canoe. Chef Robert Sisca was sous chef at Le Bernard in in New York city and executive chef at Bistro du Midi in Boston.

Harbor Bookings Tack Into Digital Age in Edgartown

Thanks to a new system that allows harbor bookings online, Edgartown harbor master Charlie Blair said summer bookings on the harbor are all smooth sailing this year.

The Negotiation

Elissa Lash

She wanted a home. He wanted her to have one. This is the kind of beautiful observation I get to make when helping people to buy or sell a house.

Q&A with Glass Guru Barney Zeitz

Barney Zeitz may well be the hardest working artist on Martha’s Vineyard. He is certainly the most animated.

When Moving Out Means Moving Next Door: Affordable Housing With a Homegrown Twist

The term family compound once conjured up images of Kennedys in white pants, sipping cocktails on a sprawling lawn between jaunts on the family yacht. While in some circles family estates are still a luxury, compound living now also brings to mind a more modest scenario, often the only option for younger generations finding creative ways to stay on the Island they’ve grown to love.

Big Bites for Little Tykes, Kids' Trout Tournament Casts Wide Net

The annual kids' trout tournament takes place on Saturday, May 7, beginning at first light. On Tuesday morning the first shipment of trout arrived at Duarte's Pond.

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