In celebration of our twenty-fifth anniversary, we continue to revisit profiles and stories from past issues of the magazine. Here are three more icons of the Vineyard.

Karla Araujo, Nicki Miller, & Nancy Tutko

Some things have changed and some have stayed the same since 1987, when the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) became federally recognized.

June Manning

We reprint, retell, and update some profiles and stories that have run in past issues of the magazine.

Karla Araujo, Linda Black, & Nicki Miller

The hippie invasion on the Vineyard in the sixties and seventies not only affected the culture of that day, but continues to influence the Island.

Richard C. Skidmore

With their silver anniversary far behind them, Margery Meltzer and Cheryl Stark are going for the golden.

Julia Wells

The Island Autism Group is pursuing an ambitious new goal: to acquire land and build a center to serve as a hub for after-school programs, a family summer camp, job training, expert lectures, a community space, and much, much more.

Mary Breslauer

The Vineyard Conservation Society looks forward to another fifty years behind the scenes.

Mollie Doyle

Each spring Buddy Vanderhoop bites the head off the first herring he catches.

“It’s just traditional and it’s been done forever and it brings you luck,” he said late this winter, a few weeks before the earliest alewives and blueback herring – the scouts – began to fight their way up his herring run. “It’s like it’s between you and the fish, your blood mashing with the fish’s blood. You don’t just bite the herring head off and spit it out. You bite it off and eat it. So it’s a little crunchy.”

Tom Dunlop

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