07.01.14

Prudy Burt swung her Toyota Tacoma off of North Road and onto the shoulder. She traipsed confidently through the brush, pushing branches out of her way as she headed for Mill Brook. A Burt-led tour of the brook is both history lesson and gossip column, environmental report and storytelling session. She names each pond and knows the property owner responsible for every dam (and whether their children like to fish).

By Heidi Sistare

10.01.13

Martha’s Vineyard is not particularly hospitable when it comes to fruit trees.

By Susan Catling

08.01.13

A longtime Vineyard blueberry farmer shares pointers for cultivating this antioxidant-rich fruit, and we offer some tasty recipes too.

By Catherine Walthers

04.01.13

The Island’s warmer months offer plenty of opportunity for leisurely meals outside, and a few practical design considerations can greatly enhance the experience.

By Kristen Reimann

04.01.13

One Edgartown family expanded from a converted historic barn onto an adjacent lot to create a compact, stylish in-town compound.

By Karla Araujo

05.01.11

Long before presidential limousines rumbled along dusty Island roads or visiting Hollywood celebrities were “packaged” for charity auctions, one of the movie industry’s most highly acclaimed actors lived quietly with his wife and two children on more than two hundred acres in Chilmark.

By Karla Araujo

10.01.10

Entranced by the age-old tile work in Italy, Dana Nunes returned to the Island and got busy adorning surfaces of her Vineyard Haven home with creations using discarded tiles of a local dealer.

By Shelley Christiansen

10.01.10

Overflowing with colorful blooms, window boxes dress up many Island homes and businesses in the spring and summer, but with a little extra effort, you can have eye-catching displays through fall and winter too. We asked four State Road garden centers for some window box ideas for all four seasons.

By Susan Catling

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