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    Memories of Fourth of July’s Past

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    As told to Linsey Lee, Oral History Curator at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. Courtesy of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum.    Elizabeth Marchant Sanchez 1901-1999; Edgartown proprietor, Marchant House Bed and Breakfast. “Oh, Fourth of July, this town ...

    A look back at the ‘tinman’ of Edgartown

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    For nearly 50 years, Charles Mayhew ran a popular Edgartown hardware business, selling stoves, plumbing supplies, dishes, kettles, keys, cinder shovels, pumps, pipes, wire, pots and pans, glassware, and even a few groceries from...

    Could the original name of the Island actually be Martin’s Vineyard?

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    Martha’s Vineyard … Martin’s Vineyard ... well, which is it, anyway? Actually, historians have never been able to agree on what the Island's original English name was, nor our namesake. To start with, was it “Martha’s”...

    This Was Then: The Makonikey Inn of 1893

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    In July 1893 the Boston Globe reported the opening of a new hotel on Martha’s Vineyard “called by the ultra-fashionable name of Makonikey Inn, which is situated on the highest ground of Makonikey hights.”...

    Oak Bluffs rings in the holiday season

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    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Oak Bluffs. On Saturday the town continued its ongoing holiday festivities at the Ocean View Hotel, Offshore Ale and along Circuit Avenue. There were free hayrides...

    How hard could it be to judge pets at the annual Ag Fair?

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    Permit me a small digression before we get to the fuzzy-wuzzy pet part ... Putting aside all the usual categories of Vineyarders — the wash-ashores and the underwashed, the nouveau one-percenters and the gentry whose...

    Treat Yourself

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    Photo by Sam Moore Fourteen years ago Julie Huot and her sister Isabelle Morley opened a tanning salon on Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs. Today the multi-service spa offers much more, and still has tanning,...

    Setting the record straight

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    Bemused readers ask novelist Nicole Galland for her take on navigating the precarious social landscape that comes with living on the Vineyard.

    Do you go to M.V.?

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    Bemused readers ask novelist Nicole Galland for her take on navigating the precarious social landscape that comes with living on the Vineyard.

    Restaurant Rules

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    Bemused readers ask novelist Nicole Galland for her take on navigating the precarious social landscape that comes with living on the Vineyard.