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Marthas Vineyard

Eating Well in Martha's Vineyard

Rozanne Gold | Posted 08.29.2015 | Taste
Rozanne Gold

My husband and I trolloped around the island like gastronomads, looking for great things to eat. Some food was expensive and overwrought - and I encountered the worst lobster roll ever -- but mostly we were excited by what we found and continued our search for the sublime.

Obama Plays Golf With Bill Clinton On Martha's Vineyard

Reuters | Sam Levine | Posted 08.15.2015 | Politics

OAK BLUFFS, Mass., Aug 15 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton played a game of golf together on Saturday ahead o...

Tour the Obamas' Martha's Vineyard Vacation Home

Architectural Digest | Posted 08.11.2015 | HuffPost Home
Architectural Digest

By Leslie Anne Wiggins for Architectural Digest. (photos: courtesy of Wallace & Co.) STATS: 6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, 2 Half-Baths, 6,967 Sq. Ft., $22.5...


Mike Kotsopoulos | Posted 08.10.2015 | College
Mike Kotsopoulos

At Boston College I publish the majority of my writing through The Gavel, a progressive online publication now in its fifth year. As an editor of the sports section I own an unedited, raw window for my ideas. That said I try my best to create a voice for myself.

Obama Golfs With Larry David

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.08.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama chose a pretty, pretty good golf companion for his first golf outing on Martha's Vineyard on Saturday: "Seinfeld" co-creator L...

Obama's 38th Camp David Tour: History of a Presidential Playground With a Vacation Count

Mark Silva | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics
Mark Silva

How high must an American president get to escape the sweltering heat of the Washington summer? About 1,700 feet. That's how high Camp David, the official presidential retreat, sits in the relatively cool Catoctin Mountains, 62 miles from the White House.

Sail On Silverbird (Thank You, Paul Simon)

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 07.27.2015 | Arts
Jack Schimmelman

On a humid Martha's Vineyard night, I drove across the street to our Performing Arts Center to see Art Garfunkel's concert. What I could not know is that short journey that I made would lead me into Mr. Garfunkel's profound encounter with what propels him into this world.

Saturday Night in Oak Bluffs

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Jack Schimmelman

On a Saturday night at the Portuguese American Club in Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, a group of guys quietly enter the building, amps and instruments in hand. No roadies.

The Best Laid Plans...

Mike Kotsopoulos | Posted 06.26.2015 | College
Mike Kotsopoulos

Falling asleep late Sunday night, all felt right in the world. My world at least. Gazing up at an ink-black sky littered by stars, my thoughts drifted elsewhere while I shifted restlessly on my friend's futon.

When Losing Is Winning

Sue Shanahan | Posted 06.18.2015 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

None of our efforts in life are ever wasted. We can't always see the reverberations of good intent, but they ripple forever outward just the same. Doing something out of love for another is no small thing.

The 5 Best Spots for Lobster This Summer

Oyster | Posted 06.17.2015 | Travel

Maine may be many's first pick for the destination with the best lobster in the United States, but we've found some spots across the country with delicious lobster dishes as well.

My Starting 9

Mike Kotsopoulos | Posted 06.10.2015 | College
Mike Kotsopoulos

My dad once told me two kinds of days exist on the Vineyard: Beach days and garbage. On Thursday, by the grace of God, we finally received the former.

Dreams Take Care of Themselves

Sue Shanahan | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

The above painting, captures the innocence of childhood and my love of Martha's Vineyard. I have traveled to the island every summer for the last 17 years. It's hard to write about its splendor without sounding cliche.

One Hundred Days of Summer

Mike Kotsopoulos | Posted 06.02.2015 | College
Mike Kotsopoulos

A few rejected internships later and a Boston College junior washes ashore Martha's Vineyard for the next three months. Here we go. Live heaven on earth, plain and simple: Nothing beats that.

Snow Angel

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Jack Schimmelman

When I speak with friends and note their despair about the state of the planet, I remind them that we are not inherently evil doers as some would conclude during these very dark times when heads are literally rolling; the results of a distortion of faith.


Jack Schimmelman | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Jack Schimmelman

The Vineyard's reputation is that of an exclusive enclave for the rich and famous. Presidents vacation here. To the community that lives here it is a profound experience of contradictions.

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus

Dwight Brown | Posted 04.14.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Spike Lee, the old guard of black indie filmmaking, gets his mojo back with this classy, urbane, bloodsucking art film that is a beauty to behold. Sophisticated, demented, eerie, erotic -- prepare to be shocked and flabbergasted.

The Top 10 Places To Propose In The Northeast U.S.

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 03.22.2015 | Weddings
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Not everyone wants to propose marriage on a beach at sunset, at a restaurant over dessert or via a made-for-Youtube extravaganza. Here are ideas from Virginia to Maine for lovers of all sorts.

7 Decorating Ideas To Steal From The 2015 HGTV Dream Home

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.29.2014 | HuffPost Home

"Dream" homes come in all shapes and sizes. For some of us, it's a sprawling McMansion bursting at the seams with square footage. For others, the appe...

Women, Power and the Rule of Three

Lisa Levart | Posted 01.19.2015 | Arts
Lisa Levart

My personal relationship with power is fraught with anxiety, self-doubt and fear of conflict. As a woman, I doubt I am alone in this, yet as I strug...

Dressing Up Roasted Brussels Sprouts For The Thanksgiving Table

Susie Middleton | Posted 01.17.2015 | Taste
Susie Middleton

I love it because the veggies can conveniently cook after the turkey comes out of the oven and while the bird is resting.

A Wedding Thriller

Linda Fairstein | Posted 12.31.2014 | Weddings
Linda Fairstein

I met Mike Goldberg the first day of law school at the University of Virginia in September, 1969. By virtue of the alphabet, the F's and G's were separated into a small section for one of our subjects.

6 Reasons Why Harbor View Hotel on Martha's Vineyard Needs to Be Your Next Vacation Destination

JustLuxe | Posted 12.06.2014 | Travel

If you're heading to Martha's Vineyard, the classic American getaway, consider staying at the historic Harbor View Hotel & Resort. Not only a vacati...

Offshore Winds Soon to Power Cape Cod: Part 2

Stacy Clark | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Stacy Clark

Cape Wind Communications Director Mark Rodgers reflects on the leadership required to move the project from drawing board to construction. He explains how the un-calculated or "external" costs of polluting sources of energy have inspired communities to support renewable sources of power.

Offshore Winds Soon to Power Cape Cod: Part I

Stacy Clark | Posted 11.29.2014 | Green
Stacy Clark

With such an abundance of inexhaustible, clean power just waiting to be tapped, why has the U.S. delayed its development of offshore wind power?