The clashing of these Vineyard titans started more than three centuries ago. We look into the source of the ill will – and whether any remains today.

Nicole Galland

In celebration of our twenty-fifth anniversary, we continue to revisit profiles and stories from past issues of the magazine. Here are three more icons of the Vineyard.

Karla Araujo, Nicki Miller, & Nancy Tutko

Some things have changed and some have stayed the same since 1987, when the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) became federally recognized.

June Manning

We reprint, retell, and update some profiles and stories that have run in past issues of the magazine.

Karla Araujo, Linda Black, & Nicki Miller

With a little help from her friends, Melissa Vasiliadis recently realized her childhood dream of owning a horse barn.

Brooks Robards

Martha’s Vineyard is a vortex for a wide variety of holistic treatments and services by professionals who range from scientists to psychics.

Anne McCarthy Strauss

A longtime Vineyarder known for publishing books and for her photography reminisces about her life around the world and on the Island.

Katharine Winthrop Tweed has been a Vineyarder since 1956, living cheerfully with her dogs, many Toby jugs, and a collection of owls in one of two homes on her property overlooking Lake Tashmoo. There, among other endeavors, she founded Tashmoo Press in 1972, and oversaw the publication of two dozen Island books. And in her darkroom above daRosa’s print shop in Oak Bluffs, she worked with artistic delight to perfect her photographs of Island children and personalities.

Phyllis Méras

With the closing of the MSPCA on the Vineyard earlier this year, the community has rallied to maintain a shelter at the same location in Edgartown. Animal lovers on the Island have a long history of helping all kinds of beloved creatures through a variety of organizations – walking a path pioneered by Katharine M. Foote.

Phyllis Meras


Thirty Years in Paradise

Adam Rebello thirty years paradise

Martha’s Vineyard Magazine was born in the summer of 1985, when everyone worried the Vineyard was being overrun with houses and the Island was turning into Cape Cod. Now everyone is worried that housing is becoming unaffordable and that the Island is turning into Nantucket. Can everyone always be right?

Being Ernie Boch

His auto empire is far larger than the one he inherited from his late father. But Ernie Boch Jr.'s place in Edgartown? You might be surprised.

A Discerning Eye

Thomas Craven was the leading art historian of his day, and his Vineyard friend Thomas Hart Benton was his favorite artist.

And a Boatload of Brains

It’s no surprise, perhaps, that among the ranks of Woods Hole scientists are a handful of people who have a foot on both sides of the ferry route.

The Accidental Islander

Author Ted Hoagland – possibly the best writer you’ve never heard of, and certainly the most lauded man of letters living in Edgartown - never aspired to retire on the Island. But then again, he hasn't really retired.

Against All Odds

As an African American painter and a woman coming of age in the 1920s and 1930s, the odds of making it in the art world were nearly nonexistent. But Loïs Mailou Jones proved them wrong, starting with her very first show on Martha's Vineyard.

Why Is This Woman Smiling?

Island-born Ty Sinnett was one of five up-and-coming Boston fashion designers featured in the opening show of the 2014 Boston Fashion Week this fall.

Why Is This Man Smiling?

Longtime Island regular Vernon E. Jordan Jr. recently received the 2014 “lifetime achievement award” from American Lawyer magazine for reasons too long to list.

On the Cusp

Most of them have played together since grade school. Now in their last year of high school, the varsity boys' soccer team is poised to ... No, no, we don't want to jinx anything.

'Ain't Nobody Been Walking This Trail but Charlie Cong'

In 1966 Ward Just was seriously wounded while covering the war in Vietnam for the Washington Post. The following is the story he filed about the incident on July 17 of that year.