A Career in Nursing Gets a Major Acknowledgment

Mary Jane Williams of Oak Bluffs was recently honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Connecticut Nurses Association. Her career began in 1960, and continues today as chair of the Dukes County Health Council.

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Earning Interest by Giving Back

James Anthony grew up in Maryland, where he was living when he was recruited in 2017 to be the CEO of Martha’s Vineyard Bank. Coming from a small town on the tip of a peninsula in Chesapeake Bay, Mr. Anthony said he adapted quickly to Island life.

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For the Vineyard Baker, Sharing Joy of Good Bread Is Gospel

Theresa Culletto, better known to pupils and fans as the Vineyard Baker, is prone to long and yeasty digressions.

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Electricians Struggle With Shifting Supply Shortages

Most electrical components have roughly doubled in price since 2020. Those costs, along with equipment shortages, have led to an overall rise in the price of building and wiring a home.

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Showtime! Trivia Couple Keeps Tuesday Night Love Alive

John and Erin Tiernan celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary Tuesday. In lieu of dinner and flowers, the Oak Bluffs couple headed to their regular stations at The Ritz Cafe, where they’ve hosted weekly trivia and karaoke together for the past five years.

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Fascination Beats Fear in a Career Studying Great White Sharks

Renowned marine biologist Greg Skomal explores the complex relationship between humans and sharks in his new book Chasing Shadows: My Life Tracking the Great White Shark. Mr. Skomal’s passion was born in 1968 when, at six years old, he watched The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau.

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A Creative Approach to Building Community

Aquinnah selectperson, tribal leader and founder of Orange Peel Bakery, Juli Vanderhoop has been selected for this year's Creative Living Award by the Martha’s Vineyard Community Foundation.

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For Mike Cassidy, Derby Days Are an Ever Evolving Family

Recognized by his brown, leather hat, worn smooth by decades of fishing in salt air on Island shores, Mike Cassidy is an anchor of the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby.

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Hat Whisperer Focuses on the Fundamentals

Jim (Brooksie) Brooks opened his hat store in Oak Bluffs 48 years ago. His sales style is fast paced — filled with motion, enthusiasm and profanity.

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Stina Sayre to Embrace Winds of Change

Fashion designer Stina Sayre, long known for her elegantly-draped, easy to wear women’s clothing, is preparing to close her Vineyard Haven showroom and studio later this fall.

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