Martha’s Vineyard Magazine was born in the summer of 1985, when everyone worried the Vineyard was being overrun with houses and the Island was turning into Cape Cod. Now everyone is worried that housing is becoming unaffordable and that the Island is turning into Nantucket. Can everyone always be right?
Best Burger, Live Band, Veterinarian, Hotel – the annual Best of the Vineyard awards is a Martha’s Vineyard tradition. But the Vineyard is more than just flavorful food, engaging events, and stellar services – right? What about the idiosyncratic characters that make this place tick?
On a warm summer day in 1895, a Cottage City Street Railway motorman kicked off the air brake and notched out the controller on his open-air trolley, drawing five hundred volts from the recently strung overhead wires.