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Marthas Vineyard

Are Great Hotels A Guarantee Of Great Sex?

Felice Shapiro | Posted 06.19.2013 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

I'm convinced the reason my husband tolerates my requests to change rooms when we arrive at some of the hotels we go to is because he knows it'll be worth it. He's right.

Life's Splendor

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact
Jack Schimmelman

In a world as terrified as ours, Ms. Haselbarth opens the curtain each day to those who need to see life's splendor.

Springtime Ritual on Martha's Vineyard: Going to Dairy Queen

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 06.04.2013 | New York
Jack Schimmelman

Dairy Queen to the youth of Martha's Vineyard is what the Wailing Wall is to my tribe. It is a prayer. It is an awakening. When DQ opens, everyone is assured that soon they will be able to stow away their winter gear until the next shock of ice.

An Island Aroused

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Jack Schimmelman

While spring modestly attired herself offstage, a call resonated throughout the island that on a Sunday in March, there would be a vigil honoring the children who have died from gun violence.

PHOTOS: Where The Old Money Is

Oyster | Posted 04.22.2013 | Travel

Want to live like a Rockefeller on your next vacation? Want a voyeuristic peek into the world of the rich and powerful? These iconic resorts across ...

A Choir in Our Midst

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Jack Schimmelman

As autumn tenderly gives a reprieve from a week of icy overtures that have prophesized winter's entrance, a gentle community gathers in history's architecture. Autumn segues into her next residence. Christmas prepares.

Off Season On Martha's Vineyard

Babble | Tsh Oxenreider | Posted 12.10.2012 | Travel

Ever thought about taking a trip to Martha's Vineyard during the fall? Well, I'm no expert, but I've been twice now, so I have an idea or three about ...

PHOTOS: Martha's Vineyard Shines

Meg Pier | Posted 10.19.2012 | Travel
Meg Pier

Since 1869, every year Martha's Vineyard celebrates "Illumination Night," when the community adorns their pastel-painted cottages with Chinese and Japanese lanterns, many of them family heirlooms.

Best Worst Brands of the Week: View Master, Spiro Graph, Nasty Gal, The History of Nearly Everything

Alona Elkayam | Posted 10.14.2012 | Arts
Alona Elkayam

Over the years I had come to notice a distinct sign indicating I was in times of extreme happiness -- fluorescent colors in flashing Spiro graphic for...

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

The Polar Bears Of Martha's Vineyard's Age-Defying Summer Fun | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 08.06.2012 | Black Voices

Life is short and summers on Martha's Vineyard are even shorter. But a group of African-American men and women called the "Polar Bears" are finding wa...

Star Forking

Felice Shapiro | Posted 09.24.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

SPECIAL FROM BetterAfter50 The other night, I was dining at State Road, one of my favorite Martha's Vineyard restaurants. It's such a popular place ...

Sinking and Burning: Remembering Richard

David Park Curry | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
David Park Curry

"Life changes in an instant." Wouldn't you know I'd be rereading Joan Didion's Year of Magical Thinking the day I picked up a phone message reporting the sudden death of artist Richard Lee on Martha's Vineyard?

Obamas Forgo Martha's Vineyard Vacation

Posted 07.13.2012 | Black Voices

It looks like the Obamas are going to be doing more work than play this summer, forgoing their annual retreat to Martha's Vineyard, the Boston Globe r...

PHOTOS: The Best Road Trips From Boston

Oyster | Posted 08.30.2012 | Travel

Boston's non-stop vibe can seriously wear a resident out. So get your bags packed and set your GPS: We've got some miles to cover.

PHOTOS: A Weekend On Martha's Vineyard

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 08.08.2012 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Between May and October, tourists and seasonal residents flock here as an antidote to harsh northeastern winters and to the hectic pace of their everyday lives -- in pursuit of the beach, rolling woods and relaxed ambiance

PHOTOS: 4 Gorgeous Spots Along The East Coast

Oyster | Posted 07.28.2012 | Travel

Some of our favorite U.S. hotels on the East Coast have re-opened their doors for the summer season.

Secret Gardens: 10 Ways to Transform Your Sanctuary for Summer

Oyster | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

These fantasies can very easily become a reality, with an outdoor space and a little elbow grease. We've seen a lot of beautiful gardens on our travels, and so we took what we learned to come up these 10 helpful gardening tips.

Brief Encounter With Mike Wallace, the Vineyard's Famous Renter

Bernard Starr | Posted 06.10.2012 | Media
Bernard Starr

Mike Wallace was best known as the hard-hitting investigative journalist on 60 Minutes. But there was another side to him. He helped untold numbers of people suffering from depression when he went public about his own battles with the disorder.

Invest in Food, Invest in Kids

Noli Taylor | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home
Noli Taylor

These changes help our kids see that we aren't just telling them to eat better -- we as a community are willing to invest in the food they are served at school to help them grow up as healthy, smart, and strong as they can.

My Mother: "God Damn It James, I Raised You Better Than That!"

Jim Luce | Posted 02.10.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

My mother's words still ring out in my head, year after year. It was Thanksgiving 1998, Boston. I was continuing to complain about how traumatized I...

PHOTOS: Obamas Depart Martha's Vineyard In Style

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.27.2011 | Style

They swam, they biked, they dined on take-out and then they were gone. The Obama family departed Martha's Vineyard in the dark on Friday night, boa...

POTUS From Vacation Compound: 'We Have To Be Prepared For The Worst.'

Posted 10.26.2011 | Travel

Speaking from Blue Heron Farm, where his family has been vacationing this week, President Obama took a break from taking a break to deliver an address...

In Martha's Vineyard, Obama Hits The Links

Posted 10.25.2011 | Travel

UPDATE, 2:16 p.m.: The Obamas have left Blue Heron Farm and are headed for the beach. With what White House spokesman Josh Earnest called "cable ch...

POTUS Plays Golf As Obamas Vacation Continues

Posted 10.24.2011 | Home

UPDATE, 1:39 pm: President Obama spent the morning decidedly not on vacation, with briefings on Hurricane Irene, which could eventually impact Martha'...

First Responders in D.C., New York, Encounter Quake's Grim Aftermath

Tony Phillips | Posted 10.24.2011 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Addressing a throng of reporters with nothing to report since the entire North American populace lost interest in the story of an a...