Tom Turner, Island Sawyer
A professional fisherman of five decades, Tom Turner has also run one of the Island’s only sawmills for the last 15 years. During that time, he has processed nearly every kind of tree that grows here, native and not, common and exotic.
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David McCullough, Chronicler of the American Experience, Dies at 89
David McCullough, a towering force in American literature and biography, winner of the President’s Medal of Freedom, two Pulitzer Prizes and two National Book Awards, died on August 7.
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Journey of the Heart for Collector of Island Stories
Linsey Lee first moved full-time to Martha’s Vineyard in the early 1970s, foraging for wild foods, working odd jobs and listening to tall tales from Islanders she met.
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Affordable Lot on Chappaquiddick Goes to an Island Teacher
Carrie Caldwell, a fifth grade teacher at the Tisbury School, has moved around the Island 10 times in the last six months. Her next move will be her last, after she won a lottery for land on Chappaquiddick.
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Forging a Path and Maintaining a Legacy
Growing up in New York city, Thelonious Sphere Monk 3rd did not think of his dad as a famous jazz pianist. He was just dad.
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Respecting the Land Keeps Roots of Community Strong
Juli Vanderhoop, Aquinnah select board member and owner of Orange Peel Bakery, moved back to the Island 20 years ago for the community, she told a group of 30 people Friday at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum.
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New Chamber Executive Director Has Vineyard Roots
Armed with marketing experience, seven years cultivating a community at the Oak Bluffs Library and a lifelong connection to the Vineyard, Carolina Cooney is ready to tackle her next role.
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A Legacy of Environmental Activism Is a Lifelong Commitment
Ben Robinson was recently short-listed for the international Island Innovator Award, co-sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative.
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Advocating for Black-Owned Businesses, India Rose Blazes Her Own Trail
India Rose spent many recent summers off-Island shuffling her son Kai to and from football camps. Between his equipment and her belongings, her hands were always full.
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Brook Katzen Bets Big on Tisbury Business Scene
When Brook Katzen moved to the Vineyard two years ago, it was not with the specific intention to buy a miniature golf course, a year-round restaurant, a taco truck, a retail building, an ice cream chain, and now a gourmet market.
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