A Gathering Space for Artists, Driftwood Goes With the Local Flow
Heather Hamacek
Samantha Church wasn’t planning on becoming a businesswoman. But she saw a market for a locals-only jewelry store on Circuit avenue, the busiest street in Oak Bluffs, and last summer opened Driftwood.
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Stone Carver's Mantra Is Mind Over Matter
Heather Hamacek
Adrian Smith has been carving animals into stone since he was a teenager. It is a meditative process, which appeals to the artist, who sells his pieces out of his small gallery nearly hidden off Main street in Vineyard Haven.
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Spring Arrives Early, With Sprinkles on Top
Heather Hamacek
Racing to the Dairy Queen in Edgartown on opening day is a time-honored tradition. And the first ice cream cone (or blizzard or milkshake) is as much a marker of spring as the pinkletinks.
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Lights Stay on at Wayward Wampum
Alex Elvin

At the far western tip of the Island, Wayward Wampum has remained open since Labor Day, expanding the social landscape in a remote area.

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Beyond Bespoke, Francois the Tailor Is a Cut Above
Heather Hamacek

Going to a double feature at the local movie theatre in Gonaives, Haiti had two purposes for Francois Delphin as a young man.

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The Future is Paved with History
Alex Elvin
A quick drive around Martha’s Vineyard reveals a tapestry of architectural styles, from the stately homes of former whaling captains in Edgartown to the colorful Victorian gingerbread houses in Oak Bluffs.
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Ritz Cafe Opens Again With New Owners
Olivia Hull

The popular Circuit avenue tavern is undergoing renovations following a change in ownership. The new owners are Larkin and Jacqueline Stallings, longtime seasonal residents.

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Ritz Cafe to Be Sold, Ending Decades-long Run for Family Owners
Remy Tumin
The Ritz is a true neighborhood bar — a dark, honky-tonk blues joint that’s a little rough around the edges, but that’s just how regulars like it. The Circuit avenue institution is due to change hands at the end of the month.
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Lululemon Pops Up in Edgartown
Sydney Bender

The yoga-inspired apparel chain will test the Island retail market this summer with a four-month pop-up store on South Summer street in Edgartown.

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Stop & Shop Withdraws Expansion Plan
Sara Brown

Stop & Shop withdrew plans Thursday to expand its Water street store in Vineyard Haven, abruptly ending a 10-month Martha’s Vineyard Commission review of the project that was closely followed and debated.

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