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Marthas Vineyard

The 10 Most Dreamy Islands To Retire On In America

Moira McGarvey | Posted 07.15.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

Ever dreamed about retiring to an island? Whenever I see a travel commercial with sand and water, it gets me going. The camera will zoom in behind a couple sitting in beach chairs watching the sunset with the sound of nothing but seagulls.

The Time I Threw Sand In My Cousin's Mouth And Blamed Him For It

Annie Battles | Posted 07.01.2014 | Comedy
Annie Battles

I've always been a little hard to contain. Some people call it joie de vivre, others, my psychiatrist included, call it ADD. One of the mainstays of my personality, and arguably a symptom of the disorder, is extremely impulsive behavior.

A Rose for Martha's Vineyard

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
Jack Schimmelman

The earliest memory Rose has of creating art was when she was five-years old. She would sit with pencils in her hand and draw and draw until she was exhausted.

A Tick Bite, an Illness and Questionable Diagnostic Tests

Beth Daley | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Daley

There are thousands of truly sick people who are convinced that they have a chronic form of Lyme. But many of them receive a diagnosis based on unvalidated tests that have never fully been proven to show they correctly identify the disease.

I Expect Rape As a Weapon of War to End: The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

Peggy Tileston | Posted 06.12.2014 | Impact
Peggy Tileston

Healing is vital, but healing without education or justice will not be enough to change the global epidemic of sexual violence and rape in the world today, both in and out of war zones. We need continuing educational efforts to change individual, social and cultural views that condone sexual violence against women and children.

Top 15 Insider Things to Do On Martha's Vineyard

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 05.23.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Zen out in Mytoi in Chappaquiddick, an enchanting 14-acre Japanese garden with walkways, drooping Cherry trees, wooden bridges and the happiest birds on earth.

Coincidences: We Are Never Alone

Sue Shanahan | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
Sue Shanahan

Reading When God Winks gave me hope that there is a Higher Power who loves his children (me included) unconditionally. The notion that he puts serendipitous events on our paths to lift our spirits was a lovely concept to me.

A Writer Gets a Residency

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts
Ronnie Citron-Fink

After that first doubt-filled day, a new plan emerged, focusing on nothing but what I came to do -- write my book.

Your East Coast Summer Sorted

Jetsetter.com | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

As East Coast city dwellers prepare for their seasonal exodus to the beaches of Maine, Massachusetts and more, we share the lowdown on five quintessential summer escapes.

Sentry

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts
Jack Schimmelman

Fueled by the riches of 19th century whaling captains, the church fell into disrepair after that money disappeared. Until now. Margo Datz has restored to Edgartown its glorious heritage.

Wonder Where the World's Leaders Vacation?

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.15.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

You might be going on vacation this Presidents Day weekend, but not the kinds of vacations that President Obama, Prince Charles, and other world leaders take.

A New Cookbook Asks You to Live Your Dream--And Eat Your Beets, Too

Susie Middleton | Posted 04.09.2014 | Food
Susie Middleton

I knew that I wanted to spend more time outdoors, that I wanted to grow vegetables, and that I somehow wanted to be part of the team working to restore real food to the world. I knew I was ready to be my own boss -- and to live on a much smaller budget.

Beautiful and Practical Lessons From a Small Farm Start-Up

Susie Middleton | Posted 03.23.2014 | Food
Susie Middleton

If you're willing to hang with me here (knowing I'm not the last-word-expert on any of this), I'll give you a list of things that worked for us in our small farm start-up, in case you're dreaming (or acting on the dream) of starting one.

Text To End Kidney Disease: On The Vine Events Builds Momentum After Its Music Festival Success

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 11.06.2013 | Black Voices
Akoshia Yoba

Summer on Martha's Vineyard ended on a fun-filled, philanthropic note with the successful launch of the annual On The Vine music festival, a benefit concert series in support of kidney disease research.

Sister Kate

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 10.20.2013 | Arts
Jack Schimmelman

Visitors venture into the furnace of a mid-summer night's revelry. It is Martha's Vineyard. From their air-conditioned sanctuaries, all migrate to the Old Whaling Church. They arrive to witness the celebration of the miracle of a mural recreated by the elegant artist, Margot Datz.

Obama Family Hit The Beach

Reuters | Posted 10.18.2013 | Black Voices

EDGARTOWN, Mass., Aug 17 (Reuters) - Winding down his vacation, President Barack Obama and his family hit the beach on Saturday on the Massachusetts...

A Difference This Obama Vacation: No Daughters Yet

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 10.14.2013 | Black Voices

EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Barack Obama's fourth summer vacation on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard is humming along with the us...

Obama Visits Vineyard Favorite

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.13.2013 | Travel

We all have our favorite local haunts that we just have to visit when we're on vacation in a familiar, beloved place. For the first family, Nancy's Re...

Do The Obamas Dress Down For Vacation?

Posted 08.12.2013 | Style

The Obamas are taking a much needed vacation this week -- but not before squeezing in a quick public appearance, of course. Barack and Michelle Obama ...

Divine Things

Sue Shanahan | Posted 10.07.2013 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

Maybe the tragedy of the human race was that we had forgotten we were each Divine. -Shirley MacLaine The inspiration for Divine Things came to me ...

Obama Family Heading Out Of Town

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Cue up the indignant reactions: President Barack Obama and his family are about to go ...

Foodie Paradise: 10 Great Places to Eat in Martha's Vineyard

Steven Raichlen | Posted 09.03.2013 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

In a salute to some of my favorite local restaurants, coffee shops, lobster shacks, and ice cream parlors on Martha's Vineyard, I have the characters in my book, Island Apart, visit the same places where my wife and I like to eat.

Glam Packed: Summer Beauty Essentials

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 08.31.2013 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

A summer sojourn is all about escaping from your daily routine; you dress in a different way, dine at different times in different locations, you lighten up on the demands of your day. So why then, should you stick to your same signature makeup look?

Music Legands Natalie Cole and Smokey Robinson to Perform at Martha's Vineyard Music Festival Benefiting Kidney Disease Research

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 08.26.2013 | Black Voices
Akoshia Yoba

Martha's Vineyard will be abuzz from Thursday August 22nd to Sunday August 25th, when On The Vine launches its inaugural four-day music and entertainment festival benefiting kidney disease research.

From Food to Fiction

Steven Raichlen | Posted 08.19.2013 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Island Apart is a foodie love story set on Chappaquiddick Island in Martha's Vineyard.