Sail MV Picks New Executive Director

Andrew Nutton began sailing when he was three years old living in England. Now, after 30 years as a sailing coach, he has been named executive director of Sail MV.

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History Buff, Maritime Bookseller Ginny Jones Closes Up Shop

When it comes to Vineyard history, up-Island mariner and antiquarian bookseller Virginia Jones pulls no punches. Since 2014, she has spent her days holding court at her Menemsha bookstore.

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Always Up to Code: Alan Fortes Reflects on Career in Plumbing

In a garage-top office near the Tisbury School, as a small group of tradesmen prepared their morning coffee, Alan P. Fortes reflected on a lifetime in the plumbing business.

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Gears of History Keep Turning At the Antique Power Museum

In 1944, four-year-old George Hartman watched the Germans march out of Brussels, and the British march in.

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Under the Radar at Katama Airfield

Katama Airport general manager Alyssa Fitzpatrick didn't anticipate learning to fly when she started working for Mike Creato, the Island's biplane specialist, 20 years ago.

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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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Keeping Up With Island Moths and Sharing the Journey

Dr. Paul Goldstein is an expert on moths and butterflies. He began his formal study of Vineyard lepidoptera at Felix Neck in 1986.

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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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