Building the African American Heritage Trail
Elaine Cawley Weintraub
By ELAINE CAWLEY WEINTRAUB Twenty years ago, the African American Heritage Trail History Project was born. Its mission was to research and disseminate the story of people of color on Martha’s Vineyard and to celebrate those stories by placing a series of engraved bronze plaques throughout the Island. In the early days, the goal was to have four sites that would be visible to all, and perhaps some day more could be added. There are now 30 sites and more to come.
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Last Call at Lola's Dances to the Tune of Inclusivity
Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Skip Finley
Between 400 and 500 revelers boogied big time on Friday during a farewell to legendary Lola’s restaurant.
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Sign Me Up
Steve Ewing
One day on the bench in front of the Dock Street Coffee Shop Bob Hathaway said “When my maker comes for me I want him to find me out on the flats.”
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No More Stalling on Offshore Wind
Ann Berwick
This is about offshore wind in Massachusetts.
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Lifted By a Broken Wing
Barry Stringfellow
Atop the pile a seagull with a broken left wing was scavenging for scraps.
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Summer Fling With Solitude Reveals a Life Heavy With History
Merissa Nathan Gerson
The old writer’s cabin on a hill in Menemsha included a few caveats: there was no running water, no bathroom and no furniture.
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The Wrath of Hurricane Carol
Shirley Mayhew
If there were any radio warnings of the impending storm, we were in dreamland and didn’t hear them.
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The Churning Pulse of Albie Season
Tony Frascotti
One caught off of Great Point in Nantucket, one caught off Point Judith, a school found in Buzzards Bay. They are here. It’s albie season.
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Picking a Puppy Is Heart and Science
Arnie Reisman
When someone comes to the house with a four-legged fur-friend, we melt into mezzo-soprano cooing and wooing.
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In the Market of Unease, A Shift of Thinking Sprouts
Ted Sutton
I like my vegetables as much as the next guy, but lately I’ve been feeling out of place at the West Tisbury Farmers’ Market.
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