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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Coffee With Jazz, a Sunday Morning Ritual
Heather Hamacek
At 6 a.m. on Sunday mornings David Kish's voice, along with his extensive jazz collection, heads out over the airwaves for all the early risers and no-sleepers tuned into mvyradio.
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Goodbye Hairnet, Hello Local Food, Rocking Chef
Mollie Doyle

It is Wednesday, which means pizza day at The West Tisbury School. Head cook Jenny DeVivo put on her hat and Mötley Crüe style headband. This is not your typical hairnet or apron lunch lady.

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From Norway to Tisbury Town Hall, Aase Jones Has Made a World of Difference
Heather Hamacek
After 32 years as the assistant town administrator in Tisbury, Aase Jones will retire at the end of January. Through the years she has witnessed growth and change in the Island’s main port town.
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From Whaling Church to Flying Horses, He Has the Magic Touch
Steve Myrick

The multi-talented Myles Thurlow appears utterly content with his Martha’s Vineyard life as a boat rigger, spar maker, flag pole maintenance man, teacher, amateur musician, Flying Horse fixer, guitar maker, house builder, father and husband.

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If It's Taps, It Must be Edson Rodgers
Remy Tumin
The professional trumpet player, Edgartown resident and 30-year career U.S. Navy band member (now retired) is a ubiquitous presence at parades, weddings and every military funeral on the Vineyard.
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From Dawn to Dusk and Then Some, This Girl Doesn't Play Games
Mollie Doyle

It’s still early in the morning and Phoenix Russell has decided to spend the first part of the day combing one of her favorite beaches to collect conch and clam shells to make jewelry. She also spends most fall mornings and evenings sitting in a deer stand.

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Steering the Scottish Bakehouse Takes Steady Hand at the Tiller
Mollie Doyle
On a warm Monday morning, Scottish Bakehouse owner Daniele Dominick sits in her comfortable Oak Bluffs living room reading to her 17-month-old son Rocco who is snuggled in her lap.
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Earning His Wings Under the Hood
Meg Robbins
A mechanic by trade but a pilot by passion, Dan Wilson can be found roaming the skies when he’s not busy taking a wrench to a faulty airplane engine, or completing annual inspections.
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Valedictorian Is Top of the Class but Down to Earth
Sydney Bender
Valedictorian Sarah Ortlip-Sommers was editor of the school newspaper and took more AP classes in a year than most take in four. She calls her violin an extension of herself and credits her parents Michele Ortlip and Josh Summers for her achievements.
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