Summer Business Sees Mixed Reviews Across the Island
Katherine Gianni and Noah Asimow
With summer at the halfway point, Island businesses have begun to tally the numbers.
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The Man Behind the Back Door
Landry Harlan

Back Door Donuts pastry chef Raffi Jabri doesn’t get much sleep. His typical night shift at the bakery ends at 1:30 a.m.

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Audio Postcard: Voices of Summer Workers
Holly Pretsky and Vivian Ewing

Before the sun rises, they wipe the dew off bike seats and trudge out to bus stops on Island roadsides. They are among the earliest commuters to summer jobs. But for these summer workers, the trip didn’t start there in the predawn hours. The journey began when they left their home countries to travel to Martha’s Vineyard.

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Vineyard Community Banks Thrive, Grow and Compete
Landry Harlan

Though the names of the players keep changing, banking remains a healthy business on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Hold the Heat, Pass the Honey
Susie Middleton

That honey had me at hello. It was the color of late afternoon sunlight falling across an October field.

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Captain Porky's Bait and Tackle Shop Changes Ownership
Noah Asimow
After 25 years the Edgartown tackle shop that has been the go-to place to get equipment, bait and catch up with Capt. Porky and his wife Carol, is changing hands.
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Provisioning the Pantry for Summer Meal Survival
Susie Middleton

One of the secrets to good cooking is stocking your pantry and fridge with high-quality, delicious ingredients.

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Fountain of Youth: Own a Toy Store On the Vineyard
Katherine Gianni
Kate and Alex Salop of West Tisbury are the new owners of the Toy Box in Vineyard Haven.
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Busy Season Has Arrived, but Summer Workers Have Not
Noah Asimow and Katherine Gianni
The summer labor shortage on the Vineyard is nothing new, but this year many business owners feel it is worse than ever.
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Menemsha Fish House Eyes New Location
Landry Harlan

Owners hope to open a retail and wholesale location in the airport business park sometime this summer.

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