07.01.11

In this sangria recipe by Catherine Walthers, the summer fruit is tossed with some sugar in advance to draw out the juices that make this drink so flavorful.

By Catherine Walthers

07.01.11

A recipe from private bartender Jeff Raposa.

By Jeff Raposa

07.01.11

To make bartender Richard Very’s summer-in-a-glass cocktail, you will need a bartender’s shaker – the two-piece metal and glass pint-size cocktail shaker with a strainer at the top.

By Richard Very

07.01.11

The Eben Tide served at l’étoile is Richard Very’s fresher version of a gin and tonic, named for Vineyarder Eben Armer, a stone mason who comes into the restaurant each week to enjoy the surf-and-turf house specialty, along with his namesake cocktail.

By Richard Very

07.01.11

Richard Very picks lavender from Island musician Mike Benjamin’s yard to give his lemonade some local flavor.

By Richard Very

07.01.11

The new book Jaws: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard takes a behind-the-scenes look at the 1974 filming of the greatest shark movie ever, often from the perspective of Island residents who were there. The film’s Fourth of July beach sequence – a.k.a. the end of Alex Kintner – involved coordinating hundreds of extras in unpredictable and inhospitable weather, as this excerpt from the book attests.

By Matt Taylor

07.01.11

Is there a finer place to be in July than Martha’s Vineyard? That’s a loaded question for someone who has spent every summer of her life on a small island in Maine.

By Jane Seagrave

07.01.11

Despite the prominent sign pointing toward Menemsha’s Dutcher Dock, the source of the name is a mystery to most visitors and residents.

By Tom Dunlop

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