Sunday, April 7, 2013
The fashion designer from Palm Beach made her mark on Martha's Vineyard as well.
The Florida woman whose exuberantly patterned clothing designs defined coastal chic from Palm Beach to the Vineyard has died in, the New York Times is reporting. Lilly Pulitzer was 81, according to the Times. Begininng in the 1960s, when Jacqueline Kennedy was photographed in one of Pulitzer's sleeveless minidresses, and continuing well into the 70s, Pulitzer's colorful summerwear became wardrobe staples for seasonal Martha's Vineyard residents like actress Ruth Gordon, who took her daily strolls in Edgartown wearing "Lilly shifts" and chiffon hair bows. In the Pink, an Edgartown boutique, carries Lilly Pulitzer-licensed merchandise. But, according to the Times, Pulitzer herself had not been involved in the business beyond approving print …
Monday, March 25, 2013
The Vineyard Gazette and New York Times are reporting the death of Anthony Lewis at 85. The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist was a longtime summer resident of West Tisbury.
Multiple media outlets including the Vineyard Gazette, New York Times, Fox News and NPR are reporting the death Monday of journalist Anthony Lewis, 85, at his home in Cambridge. The cause of death was heart failure, according to the Times. A longtime reporter and columnist for the Times who earned two Pulitzer Prize awards, Lewis was also a longtime summer resident of West Tisbury. In this 25-minute interview posted on YouTube by New York Law School Academic Media Services last year, Lewis discusses his career and his Supreme Court coverage with Nadine Strossen, president of the American Civil Liberties Union. Did you know Anthony Lewis and his family? Share your memories in our comments section below.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Julian Robinson, known for his photographs of Island birds, died on February 24th at the age of 82. William Waterway pays tribute to this beloved Island resident in his “Ode to Julian”
Ode to Julian the spirit of nature’s form and color beckoned with patience and love of life you answered camera waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting ready to discover entertainment filled spontaneity seated in your folding chair for hour upon hour whether mild, hot, cold, wild – sky you did scour awaiting winged ascension rare each picture of precious moment captured an imprint on your soul forever remembered with others to share – here your island home a mind-filled smile revealed through a poem fighting osprey, white swans, red-tail hawks, great blue herons, blue jays, mocking birds, baltimore orioles, cedar waxwings, owls – snowy and great horned, red-winged blackbirds, common goldeneyes, red-breasted merganser and many more – …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Helen "Hellcat" Lamb was 96 years old.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Remembering Danny Bryant and days gone by.
There is a tradition on this Island of lamenting the days gone past. Every generation longs for the way things "used to be here." On an island so resistant to change—and one that has, compared with the rest of the country, done a good job of preserving its heritage and traditions—this tradition is as preserved as the rest. Last Thursday, the Island lost another of its icons. Daniel (Danny) Bryant of Chilmark, an Island fisherman, birder, award-winning deer and duck hunter, house painter, lobsterman, husband and father—just to get started. Bryant died June 9 at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, as the result of complications from a fall. He was 76. Bryant was born and raised on the Island. He went to West Tisbury School, graduated in 1952 …
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Hundreds gathered to praise Christopher S. Look for his life-long devotion to Martha's Vineyard.
Hundreds of townspeople and law-enforcement officers gathered to pay their respects to long-time Dukes County sheriff Christopher S. Look Jr. at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown on Tuesday. He was remembered as a faithful public servant, a loving family man and a generous friend. Huck Look, as he was known, devoted his life to the community of Martha’s Vineyard, working his way up the ranks from courthouse custodian to Dukes County sheriff, a position he held from 1971 to 1999. During that time, Look oversaw a number of incremental changes to the Island’s law-enforcement system, helping to make Martha's Vineyard an early adopter of 911 services and introducing the DARE substance abuse program to local schools. He was a founding member …
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
A funeral was held today for retired Dukes County sheriff Christopher S. Look Jr.
Five-time Dukes County Sheriff Christopher S. "Huck" Look Jr. was remembered fondly by his peers and community today at a funeral service at the Old Whaling Church. Sheriffs from throughout the state attended the service; every pew was filled. Look died February 22 in Hollywood, Fl. He was 82.