Art of Listening Is Key Component to Making Lasting Jewelry
Heather Hamacek
For Richard Hamilton, the process of creating jewelry starts with listening to his customers' stories. At age 67, he mostly works on commissions now, but his work is also featured on the Island at Claudia Jewelry and Driftwood.
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Art on the Run; Hot Tin Roof Mural for Sale
Heather Hamacek
One of the last relics of the Hot Tin Roof is for sale. Approximately 240 feet of an iconic mural painted by Margot Datz in the early 1990s is available for purchase.
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The Musical Mechanic, An Interview with Brian Nelson
By Paula Lyons
Brian Nelson of Nelson Mechanical Design is an expert in green heating and cooling solutions--by day. At night you can often find him on stage at Island venues with his band the Jelly Roll Horns.
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New Life, Deep Island Roots at Hillside Farm
Heather Hamacek

Kendra Mills, the proprietor of Hillside Farm market in West Tisbury, has farm sense. She innately knows when peas are ripe and which strawberries are the sweetest.

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For MV Mycological, Vineyard Weather Equals Shiitake Splendor
Heather Hamacek
Tucker Pforzheimer and Truman French are mushroom farmers with tents full of logs and a passion for shiitakes. They are the brains, heart, sweat and soul behind MV Mycological.
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Fifty Years for the Chilmark Flea
Chloe Reichel
The Chilmark Flea Market began in 1967 with five card tables at the Chilmark Community Church. Fifty years later and a lot larger, its still going strong.
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Fashioning an Entrepreneurial Spirit
Heather Hamacek
In early May, Larisa Stinga opened Sleek MV, a boutique that sells clothing, Island-made jewelry and art.
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Gogo Ferguson Is Inspired by Nature and Creativity
Chloe Reichel
Gogo Ferguson’s Vineyard Haven storefront is, in a sense, a shrine to nature. Each piece on display pays tribute to nature’s beauty and functionality.
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New Katama General Store Opens to Eager Shoppers
Heather Hamacek

Katama General Store reopened around noon Thursday, welcoming a rush of eager shoppers searching for picnic food or stopping by to see the results of an eight-month remodel.

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The Little Video Store That Could
Chloe Reichel
Little has changed about Island Entertainment, Martha’s Vineyard’s only video store, since it was founded in 1986. It’s just that everything else around it has.
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