The ‘other’ Swiss cheese

A 10-pound wheel of raclette sizzled under the panels of an overhead heat lamp. The top started bubbling, stifling the room with an unmissable scent, and Chef Patrice Martineau used the flat edge of a knife to ease the melted cheese onto a waiting plate. “When it bubbles, it’s ready,” Chef Martineau said. Raclette Night […]

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Moku Artisan Furniture: ‘The simpler the better’

‘Moku’ means ‘wood’ in Japanese. It’s also the name of a budding business that’s carved out a place for itself on Martha’s Vineyard. Moku Artisan Furniture is inspired by aesthetic from around the world. Handcrafted mostly with walnut and oak, each piece’s minimalist, mid-century design offers clean and simple lines that let nature do the […]

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Students pitch in for Zero Waste Week

Clothing designer Angela Sison offered multicolor threads, buttons, and slender needles from a flower pincushion to students at the West Tisbury School during their half-hour WIN (What I Need) period. She taught them how to sew buttons onto fabric, how to mend a tear, and how to sew a running stitch. The workshop was one […]

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Marijuana host agreements under federal review

A number of Massachusetts municipalities received subpoenas from the state seeking information about the marijuana companies they host, according to a Boston Globe report. The federal investigation, led by U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling’s office, aims to crack down on local corruption within the nascent industry. While West Tisbury and Tisbury are in talks with marijuana […]

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Emergency preparedness talk kicks off climate solutions library series

West Tisbury emergency management director Russell Hartenstine posed four questions to a group of about 30 people at the Oak Bluffs library Saturday afternoon:    Are you registered to receive emergency alerts from your town? What is your shelter plan? Do you have an evacuation route? And what is your communication plan?   Hartenstine took […]

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The Island Food Pantry errs on the side of generosity

When the early October nor’easter canceled ferry service two days in a row, the Island Food Pantry panicked.  “We usually get a mountain of produce from Elio [Silva] at Vineyard Grocer,” Island Food Pantry executive director Kayte Morris told The Times. “They go [off-Island] to pick up produce from their distributor every Friday, and they […]

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Renovation project? Put a Wing on it

From the classic back-neighborhood bungalow in Vineyard Haven to the old saltbox timber frame in Chilmark — Kristen Ellsworth and William Wing do it all.  Kristen is an interior designer who specializes in artfully curating spaces through use of texture, form, light, color, finish, furniture, and pattern. Will is architecturally trained and seasoned in carpentry; […]

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