Vineyard Contestant Gets High Marks from American Idol Judges
Sara Brown

Twenty-year-old Sonika Vaid, a singer with Vineyard ties, impressed American Idol judges in the season premiere of the reality show, which aired Wednesday.

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YouTube Sensation to Reality TV Star, Giant Sword Guy Makes the Cut
Ivy Ashe
A crowd of well-wishers gathered at the Wharf on Tuesday night to watch the premiere of Big Giant Swords, a new reality series on the Discovery Channel. Swordmaker Mike Craughwell was there, along with other cast members.
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Looking Sharp, Big Sword Maker Prepares for His Close-Up
Bill Eville
Tonight at 10 p.m. the Discovery Channel premieres a new series called Big Giant Swords. The reality show features the Vineyard's Michael Craughwell, who creates swords of up to six feet long and weighing 80 pounds.
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Welcome Home, HGTV Dream House Is Furnished Island Style
Sydney Bender
On Wednesday morning, representatives from Home & Garden Television gave a tour of the latest Dream House to be given away in early 2015. The house is on Crocker Drive in Edgartown and all the artwork was sourced locally.
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HGTV Dream Home Has Edgartown Address
Sydney Bender
In August, Cable network HGTV revealed the Vineyard as its location for the 19th annual Dream Home giveaway and sweepstakes. The grand Cape Cod-style home in Katama was completed last month, and a drawing for the home will be held in May 2015.
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Reality Bites: ABC Family and Martha's Vineyard Break Up
Remy Tumin
A spokesperson for the ABC Family show confirmed this week that The Vineyard won't be renewed for a second season.
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Looking for a New Reality; This Time in Oak Bluffs
Remy Tumin
A new reality television show to be set in Oak Bluffs is looking for cast members. Casting is open to all ethnicities and ages, said producer Darren Toon, but the show would ideally follow a multigenerational African American Oak Bluffs family and their social circle.
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Vineyarder Looks for Mr. Right on The Bachelor
Remy Tumin

Could wedding bells be in the future for The Bachelor star Juan Pablo Galavis and former Vineyarder Renee Oteri? Beginning Jan. 5, Ms. Oteri will compete against 26 other women to win the heart of Mr. Galavis, a former professional soccer player.

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Beautiful but Inauthentic, Vineyard Reality Show Season Ends
Remy Tumin

They fell asleep to a sunset on the beach, drank coffee at Mocha Mott’s and had drinks at the Chowder Company. And on Tuesday night, they sealed the summer with a kiss atop the Gay Head Light.

The Vineyard, the ABC Family reality show filmed on the Island over the spring, concluded its first season on Tuesday night. The docu-drama followed a group of 20-somethings as they transitioned from adolescence to the so-called real world over the course of a Vineyard summer.

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Spotlight Casts Sharp Glare as The Vineyard Reality Show Debuts
Alison L. Mead

After months of speculation and vocal criticism of the very concept of a reality television show set on Martha’s Vineyard, the ABC Family docu-soap The Vineyard premiered Tuesday night. While several cast members made appearances on national entertainment shows and tweeted live, cast member and Island resident Cat Todd sat at the Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company surrounded by friends.

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