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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‘True Roots’: You’ll never look at hair the same

Some books, films, and documentaries offer a narrative that changes the way audiences perceive a topic. Take “Jaws,” for example — the 1975 film literally scared people out of the water. Or “Food Inc.” — a 2008 food and farm documentary, and essentially the reason I don’t eat meat. “True Roots” by journalist, environmental health […]

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Peek inside this Edgartown home

A well designed room is like a painting, and like any great artist, a designer knows when it’s time to stop. “You have to sort of look at it, and walk away from it, because you don’t want to go too far,” said Gil Walsh, owner of Gil Walsh Interiors. “You have to say, Ok, […]

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Finding a way to battle against illiteracy

An incoming MVRHS senior wants to go to college next year, but he can’t — he’s functionally illiterate. The average college student reads 351 words per minute. This incoming senior reads 71 words per minute — a first grade level. According to Nancy Rose Steinbock, an Island speech pathologist, learning disabilities like the one the […]

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The Garde East-perience

Garde East is entering its third season on Martha’s Vineyard, and if you’re looking for something a little fancier, tastier, and more beautiful than what’s already expected of this Island, it’s a spot worth checking out. The menu is broken into sections: signature cocktails, beer, firsts, seconds, thirds, sides, and dessert. Plus a separate wine […]

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Ernie Boch Jr. presents $5,000 check in Tony Lombardi’s name

High school sophomore Jaiden Edelman blared the popular “Wipe Out” music riff on alto sax center stage at Alex’s Place Tuesday afternoon. Guitarist James Murray and bassist Jack Holmes sat on amps to his right, guitarist Skyler Hall stood to their left, and drummer Tripp Hopkins held down the back. Together, they are Era of […]

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The Mile High City

My gaze shifted over the person next to me and out the airplane window to get a first aerial glimpse of this Western U.S. state. A flat, dry, earth smoothly glided below. Views of an arid desert and hazy dehydrated morning sky reminded me that this wasn’t accustomed territory. It’s easy to forget just how much distance lies between coasts in your own […]

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