Friday, Oct. 12: Mist in the morning. Anglers gather at the end of the Big Bridge jetty on the last full day of the derby. Choppy seas off...

Martha Charlie Smith

When Martha Smith and her then-boyfriend Charlie began dating 15 years ago, they spent a lot of time at the annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped...

By MARK ALAN LOVEWELL THE MOST IMPORTANT FISH IN THE SEA, by H. Bruce Franklin. Island Press / Shearwater Books, Washington, 2007, 266...

quahaug

By MARK ALAN LOVEWELL Rick Karney, director of the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group, returned last week from an international conference...

Chloris is having her last hurrah and it is quite a party. No, Chloris is not a bride-to-be during the busy fall Vineyard wedding season having...

Friday, Oct. 5: Warm and mostly sunny. Temperature rises to the high 70s. Southwest wind picks up in the afternoon. Steady breeze by sunset....

fishing

One is a magic number as the 62nd annual derby enters its final day of an event with big numbers, bountiful fishing and a short ride through...

birders

A Maine naturalist named Norm Famous, whom I mentioned in this past week’s column, recently sent me another e-mail about birds. This one contained...

By LYNNE IRONS I am enjoying a big glass of grape juice at this moment. If I could have a do-over in the gardening world, I would not have...

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