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As the Martha’s Vineyard ferry departed Vineyard Haven during a January nor’easter, photographer Wayne Smith of West Tisbury tried to use a rainhood for his lens, but it was snowing and blowing so hard in his face, it wasn’t doing much good. “I was basically shooting through this little tunnelas the boat pulled out,” he says. “Something summer visitors never see or even consider.” For some year-rounders, snowstorms are a rare but welcome

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For the last thirty-five years, Jean Dupon has owned and operated Le Grenier at 96 Main Street in Vineyard Haven, serving French cuisine in the second-story restaurant and cultivating a devoted clientele. But now he’s ready to say au revoir to all that – the restaurant industry and its fifteen-hour days. “I’m sixty-nine years old,” he says. “It’s time to relax.”

By Erin Haggerty

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Home cooks have many options when preparing roast chicken, a simple and satisfying meal.

By Catherine Walthers

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Vintage hand-carved ducks appeal to hunters and folk art collectors alike.

By Nicole Grace Mercier

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Many books address local and seasonal foods with an emphasis on quality and freshness. Few offer insight into why supporting local farmers and fishermen is vital to our existence, including the history of where we have been and what lessons we’ve learned along the way.

By Jan Buhrman

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Known by a lyrical name – the Place on the Wayside – this tablet, set in granite in 1901 and rededicated in 2008 by the Daughters of the American Revolution, marks the earliest event recalled by a monument on the Island.

By Tom Dunlop

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If you were to die tomorrow, what would you regret missing, not doing, or not being?

By Jim Miller

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John Early’s office contains the usual things found in a contractor’s work space: a drafting table, building code regulations, architectural plans, issues of Fine Homebuilding.

By Rachel Orr

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