05.01.11

Since the Patriots Day storm of 2007, the breakthrough at Norton Point beach has caused powerful currents to surge through Edgartown harbor, and substantial erosion along Chappy’s south shore. This feat of nature has happened before and will surely happen again – perhaps more dramatically.

Tom Dunlop

05.01.11

The Oscar-winning actor was one of the first celebrity residents on the Vineyard, and today his former Chilmark homestead retains its charming rural character.

Karla Araujo

09.01.10

Twenty-five observations and recollections from the pages of Martha’s Vineyard Magazine.

08.01.10

The beloved Islander, gone now from Vineyard waters for three-and-a-half years, got this writer thinking about the fate of Island ferries from decades past.

Karl Zimmermann

05.01.10

Among the most popular regular features in the magazine are its history stories – no surprise there, when you consider how unique and adventurous the Island’s history is.

Tom Dunlop

05.01.10

Armor. Battle. Punishment. Malicious attacks. These terms come up over and over again in the Martha’s Vineyard Magazine archives. They describe an open-ended war being fought on Vineyard soil, and this time the enemy is not Nantucket – there is far more at stake than a bronze cup. What we are fighting for is our home, and the enemy is Mother Nature – a worthy opponent.

Linley Dolby

05.01.10

1985:- Bass were excluded from the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby (continued for seven years).- Cable TV came to the Vineyard.

1986- Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission was created.

1987- Wampanoag Tribe gained federal recognition.

1988- Tisbury didn’t renew moped rental licenses for businesses in Vineyard Haven; Oak Bluffs renewed theirs without public discussion.

09.01.09

Every September and October, thousands of fishermen descend on the Island to participate in the annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby. You pay your fee and are handed a baseball cap and a badge with a registration number. Many of us who fish the Derby have hats that are strewn with badges from prior years, with anything more than a handful representing a respectable commitment to the event – a badge in and of itself.

Kathleen F. Wright

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