If It's Taps, It Must be Edson Rodgers
Remy Tumin
The professional trumpet player, Edgartown resident and 30-year career U.S. Navy band member (now retired) is a ubiquitous presence at parades, weddings and every military funeral on the Vineyard.
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From Dawn to Dusk and Then Some, This Girl Doesn't Play Games
Mollie Doyle

It’s still early in the morning and Phoenix Russell has decided to spend the first part of the day combing one of her favorite beaches to collect conch and clam shells to make jewelry. She also spends most fall mornings and evenings sitting in a deer stand.

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Steering the Scottish Bakehouse Takes Steady Hand at the Tiller
Mollie Doyle
On a warm Monday morning, Scottish Bakehouse owner Daniele Dominick sits in her comfortable Oak Bluffs living room reading to her 17-month-old son Rocco who is snuggled in her lap.
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Earning His Wings Under the Hood
Meg Robbins
A mechanic by trade but a pilot by passion, Dan Wilson can be found roaming the skies when he’s not busy taking a wrench to a faulty airplane engine, or completing annual inspections.
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Valedictorian Is Top of the Class but Down to Earth
Sydney Bender
Valedictorian Sarah Ortlip-Sommers was editor of the school newspaper and took more AP classes in a year than most take in four. She calls her violin an extension of herself and credits her parents Michele Ortlip and Josh Summers for her achievements.
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Wind at Her Back, Full Sail Ahead
Ivy Ashe
Casey Blum, 24, is about to embark on her first season as captain of Alabama. She’s the first woman to captain the 90-foot schooner, and the youngest captain to sail Alabama since the ship began its second life on the Vineyard.
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From Wilderness to Pulpit, Listening to Whispers of the Heart
Mollie Doyle
The Rev. Cathlin Baker was staying a small hotel room in Cuba while attending an international women’s rights conference when she heard the call to the ministry.
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A Life Still Lived at Two Speeds; Wow! and What Was That?
Bill Eville
It began with Yogi Bear and Boo Boo. Scooby-Doo helped, too. The year was 1977 and Andy Heyward was in his early 20s working his first real job. Never mind that the job consisted entirely of sweeping out a warehouse and getting his boss sandwiches at the nearby deli. His boss was Joseph Barbera who with William Hanna was essentially the entire cartoon industry at the time.
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On Field and in Classroom, Valedictorian Keeps Eye on the Ball
Ivy Ashe
Skim the record books for the past four years of high school soccer, basketball and baseball, and you’ll notice a recurring name. Skim the grade books at the high school and you’ll notice the name again, this time at the top of the class, in the valedictorian spot for the class of 2013. Who is this Jack Roberts guy?
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Senior Gustavo Simoes Makes the Cut: Center Goes from Futbol to Football
Max Hart

When taken out of context, listening to Gustavo Simoes talk about football can be quite confusing.

"I played football all the time as a kid in Brazil," the high school senior and Vineyarders center said after practice Monday. "And I had seen football on TV, too, but I never played it until I came here."

Put in context, the confusion is easily sorted out.

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