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All in the family

It was April 27, and I was meeting Richie Giordano, one of the owners of Giordano’s restaurant in Oak Bluffs, and it was the...

The Georges Bank Airforce

“One night Butchie Lawry called me and asked me to go over to the Trade Wind airport in Oak Bluffs and change the lightbulb...

When I Opened the Roadhouse

During the fall and winter when I was 22, I traveled across the country with a boyfriend, camping through the South and Southwest. We...

The State Road shuffle

State Road Restaurant in North Tisbury has become a beacon for fine dining on the Island over the past five years, but didn’t just...

A Girlhood Summer, Farming in France

Things are different in West Tisbury, but not that much.  When I was sixteen I decided it was time for me to go to Europe....

The Menemsha Galley: It’s a Summer Tradition

The Menemsha Galley, midway through its 72nd year of operation, is tucked away on the western side of Martha’s Vineyard in the fishing village...

See you at the Rigger

For many Islanders and seasonal visitors alike, the Square Rigger restaurant at the Triangle in Edgartown is as much of an Island institution as...

The Black Dog turns 50

It all began with a cannon. A nine-inch muzzle-loading Dahlgren cannon that weighed nearly 10,000 pounds, to be precise. Captain Bob Douglas, founder of...

Let’s raise a glass to Prohibition

On a foggy evening on April 23, 1927, the fishing schooner Etta M. Burns was sailing back to New Bedford when the helmsman fell...

Pies, cakes, art, and Richard Lee

A smile traces the lips of Toni Cohen as she thinks back on a certain Halloween in 1977. “There were about a dozen people in...

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