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.

Talking Trends with Tracker Home Decor's John Murphy

It took 24 years for John Murphy to find his calling on Martha’s Vineyard; but find it he did when he opened Tracker Home Décor in Edgartown, with partner Helen Koch back in 2010. Tracker Home Décor now has 8 year-round employees and this past summer opened a second shop in downtown Edgartown. We wondered how John viewed modern Vineyard style.

Inn Style: Design With A Touch of Mischief

Julie and Marla Accursio-Gibbs, co-managers of two Edgartown inns—the 8-room Sydney and the 15-room Christopher— are passionate about their roles as stewards of these totally updated, boutique properties. Here they talk to The Vine about their new roles, Island hospitality and going the extra mile for their guests.

House Hunting with Ruth McGorty

In 1985 Ruth McGorty started the Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Guide, then just a black-and-white pamphlet. Today the magazine is a full color, glossy Real Estate bible, known to many as The Book of Dreams.

Behind The Big Cheese with The Grey Barn's Eric Glasgow

As it approaches its 7th anniversary, The Grey Barn and Farm in Chilmark has established itself as a popular purveyor of local and organic milk, eggs, meats and cheeses. Owners Eric and Molly Glasgow will be the first to tell you that every day is a learning day, but their success is undeniable.

Q&A with Glass Guru Barney Zeitz

Barney Zeitz may well be the hardest working artist on Martha’s Vineyard. He is certainly the most animated.

Going Solar with Bob Fuller of Fullers Energy

Bob Fuller of Chilmark studied marine biology as an undergraduate, before earning master’s degrees in aquaculture and aquatic pathology. His company, Fullers Energy, does everything from energy evaluations to solar and geothermal installations. Solar energy is a big part of his business and he says business is good.

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