From Inventor to Hotel Owner

Bernard Chiu, investor, inventor and owner of the Harbor View Hotel, has spent many nights dreaming about dehumidifier technology.

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A Math Mind Turns to Sculpture Art for His Life's Mission

While studying at Princeton University, Jay Lagemann squeezed in every art history class he could between his load of mathematics courses.

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Island Firefighter Returns After Assisting With Canadian Wildfires

Oak Bluffs resident Charles (Adi) Uchendu was one of several Massachusetts firefighters who went to Quebec to help Canada with the out-of-control wildfires.

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Sleuthing on the Vineyard Makes for Good Book Sense

In her 30-year career, Jean Stone has written upwards of 24 novels, more than a third of which are set on the Vineyard. The reason, she said, goes back to the works of Agatha Christie.

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Looking Back on a Century of Life

Born a century ago on a very different Martha’s Vineyard and having served as a medic in Germany during World War II, Clifton Athearn is a living link to the past. He celebrates his 100th birthday on June 30.

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Making Life a Little Sweeter For 45 Years

Murdick's Fudge has been providing tourists and Vineyarders alike with its decadent confections for nearly five decades.

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Tracing Roots of Achumawi Language

Edgartown resident Bruce Nevin has been researching the Achumawi language for decades in hopes of helping to preserve the embattled indigenous language.

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Jamming to the Muse of Flamboyance

Visual artist Paige Taylor likes to do things unconventionally.

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New Oak Bluffs Harbor Master Discovered Her Passion in High School

Earlier this year Emily deBettencourt was named Oak Bluffs harbormaster, taking over for Todd Alexender who retired. Ms. deBettencourt started working on the harbor in high school.

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Providing Care on-Island and Abroad

As a physician assistant in the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital emergency room, Aubrey Stimola Ryan is versatile — able to understand a variety of medical fields and collaborate with doctors of all specialties.

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