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Little Boxes: At Home with Molly and David Finkelstein

W hen Molly Finkelstein and her husband David built their house in West Tisbury more than 40 years ago, they weren’t exactly building with their forever home in mind. But instead of starting from scratch, they have decided to help the home they’ve grown to love grow with them, along the way upgrading and reimagining the space to suit the needs of their family.

D.I.Y. Dinner: Homegrown Community Kitchens

On Martha’s Vineyard, where the grocery stores proudly sell Island-grown meat and kids plant veggies at school, growing one’s own food is hardly breaking news. But some Islanders have taken this Do-It-Yourself impulse a step further by designing and building their own kitchen equipment, from solar ovens to industrial smokers. And while they’re hard at work pumping out great meals, (in most cases using only the freshest, most-local ingredients), these homegrown slow cookers are also busy building another Island-inspired tradition: community.

Going Solar with Bob Fuller of Fullers Energy

Bob Fuller of Chilmark studied marine biology as an undergraduate, before earning master’s degrees in aquaculture and aquatic pathology. His company, Fullers Energy, does everything from energy evaluations to solar and geothermal installations. Solar energy is a big part of his business and he says business is good.

Community Chorus Tackles Brahms Requiem and Scores a Touchdown

The Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center was filledfor the Island Community Chorus’s performances of the Brahms Requiem.

New Pizza Place Keeps the Crust Crisp, Neapolitan Style

Joseph Monteiro, executive chef at the Atlantic Fish and Chop House, has opened a Neapolitan-style pizza kitchen in Edgartown.

Giddy-Up: Flying Horses Carousel Starts 141st Season

No whinnying or stamping came from inside the Flying Horses Carousel on Saturday morning. But the horses were in there waiting for children, as they have for more than 140 years.

Preservation Trust Writes Next Chapter for Old Carnegie Library

The Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust will convert the old Carnegie library into a heritage center showcasing the trust’s 24 historic properties around the Island and the stories they tell.

Dry January

Julia Rappaport

It was after spending the holidays back home on the Island that I made the decision to tackle Dry January: an aptly-named, specialty cleanse in which one gives up booze for 31 days at the start of the new year.

In The Herb Garden with Holly Bellebuono

Island herbalist Holly Bellebuono writes books, runs an herbalist training school, is a familiar face at the farmers market and lectures all over the country. Here she talks to The Vine about herbs for beginners, learning from her elders, and what to do about that pesky winter cold.

Story Ends After 112 Years at Edgartown Carnegie Library

On Friday patrons and staff said goodbye to an old friend as the last book was checked out at the old Edgartown Public Library on North Water street, ending the brick building's life as a library.