Kitchen Confidence

Thirty-seven years and two children later, Bob and Paula Crane have built a highly successful appliance business.

Flower Power: An Interview with Krishana Collins

Flower farmer Krishana Collins considers herself lucky to being doing what she loves most.

Q&A with Bill Howell, the Concrete Guy

For Bill Howell, success in business isn't nearly as sweet as finding purpose and meaning in life.

The Herbalist: An Interview with Heather Thurber

A lifelong farmer and Master Gardener, Heather Thurber of Breezy Pines Farm followed her passion for herbs into a thriving business.

Heidi Feldman Gets Salty on Down Island Farm

The Vine catches up with the co-founder of MV Sea Salt, Heidi Feldman, an entrepreneur with a deep love for the Island who found a unique niche in the Island farming economy

The Point B Blogger: An Interview with Guinevere Cramer

Point B Realty's Guinevere Cramer has built a loyal following with her fun, informative, twice-a-week blog.

In Tile Style, An Interview with Annie Bradshaw

Annie Bradshaw and her husband created Martha's Vineyard Tile Company in 1996. Today, 21 years later, the bustling business offers a huge variety of tile from 30 vendors, each of whom carry up to 300 lines. That's a lot of tile!

The Barber Is In

Blair Hill, owner of Native Cuts, runs so much more than a barber shop. The Vineyard Haven native, part Wampanoag, part African American and 100 per cent in love with what he does, says his shop is a welcome gathering space for all.

In his early days as a barber here, he worked in at Bert’s Barber Shop in Vineyard Haven, Benito’s in Oak Bluffs and finally opened his own place 12 years ago, first on Evelyn Way in Vineyard Haven and now on State Road, next to Lapel’s cleaners.

Staying Fit with Ray Whitaker

Ray Whitaker, director of elder fitness at the YMCA, sees the link between physical fitness and mental well-being as inextricable.

O' Come, All Ye Carolers: Choral Directors Peter Boak and Lisa Varno

Peter Boak, music director of the Island Community Chorus, now in its 21st season, is well known to Islanders who delight in the three concerts he and his singers perform annually. Lisa Varno, artistic director of the Martha’s Vineyard Children’s Chorus, is a newcomer to year-round living, though her family has deep Island roots. This year they are joining forces for the annual holiday concert at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown on December 3 and 4.

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