Three Parts Romance, two parts nostalgia with a dash of African American cultural history make A Martha’s Vineyard Love Story an enjoyable Island cocktail. This slim novel follows an unlikely pair whose enduring attraction might seem unbelievable to anyone who didn’t fall in love for the first time in August by the ocean.


Ten years after the decision she wrote changed America forever, Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall reflects on democracy, marriage, and her intimate relationship with the Vineyard.

By Mary Breslauer


After forty-something years the greatest Vineyard band you never heard of is releasing a debut album.

By Geoff Currier


As idyllic as Island farming may seem, making a go of it is, and always was, a mysterious combination of constant hard work and occasional good luck. At West Tisbury's iconic Nip'n'Tuck Farm, it's always been, well, nip and tuck.

By Tina Miller


Like many Vineyard regulars, writer Elizabeth Gates is wondering how we got here and where we're going.

By Elizabeth Gates


Listen. Hear that? No, not the roar of the ocean (or the honking at Five Corners). I’m talking about the soft, rhythmic patter so unmistakable it has a shoe named after it: the flip-flop. From the scattered pairs readily left behind at the sandy mouth of Lucy Vincent, to the street-slapping serenade heard all over Edgartown proper, flip-flops smack of summer sole Island-wide.

By Alexandra Bullen Couts


It’s time for the near-annual presidential visit that focuses the world’s attention on our already bustling Island. The roadside signs will go up and those who are not too blasé will journey to the airport for the First Family’s arrival. Fourth of July bunting will be located and re-hung, and all around the Island merchants will head to their storerooms and out will come the presidential swag that didn’t sell out in years past.

By Jessica B. Harris


I learned to combine tomatoes and grilled bread in a salad when I was a cook many years ago at Al Forno restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island. Every summer since, some variation on panzanella has been one of my favorite destinations for beefsteak tomatoes.

By Susie Middleton