A Fond Adieu to Darling’s of Oak Bluffs Where Popcorn Was Pure Island Magic
Phyllis Meras
I heard this week that there will be no more Darling’s, the old popcorn store, in Oak Bluffs this summer or any other summer. Murdick’s Fudge Kitchen of Mackinac Island, Michigan, will take its place.
 
I have nothing against Murdick’s Fudge Kitchen. It has been selling fudge in Edgartown for four years now, and I’ve enjoyed it, and my sister in law, who has a house at East Chop, smacked her lips when she heard the news and said: “Now there’s fudge!”
 
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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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Application to Sell Sporting Guns Sparks Debate in Tisbury
Heather Hamacek

A businessman’s application for a license to sell sporting guns touched off debate online this week, in the wake of Las Vegas.

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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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