Saturday, March 23, 2013
Part-time jobs on Martha's Vineyard brought me into contact with famous people, a naked stranger and eventually my future. Summer, winter or year-round: How many jobs have you had on the Island since you started working?
Like a lot of my peers, I started my Martha's Vineyard employment career as an off-the-books babysitter. It was a cash business, and a profitable one for an 11- to 14-year-old living at home with no overhead. I can't remember what I charged — $2 an hour? $4 an hour? $10 a night? But other details, like the sound of Paul Simon singing "Kodachrome" on the radio, are unforgettable. At 12 I worked as a summer helper for Tish DeKoven at the Mullen Way Nursery School, in its original Mullen Way, Edgartown location. Tish was my first "boss" and treated me very well, paying me a $5 bill for each shift. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Share with us your favorite line from "Jaws" in the comments section.
Everyone has a favorite line from the movie "Jaws," especially fishermen. "Jaws" was released in 1975. For those of us who like to swim in the ocean, the experience has never been quite the same, after seeing the movie. Here are two of my favorite pieces of dialogue from that film: "Dad, the ponds are for old ladies." And... "I just want you aware of what you're doing before you tinker with the life blood of all those sage and discriminating souls who elected you. Next week is the goddam Fourth of July! We've got a couple thousand summer people coming over here who will gladly use the Cape Cod beaches if they can't use ours." Tell us in the comments section your favorite line from "Jaws." And, if someone has already posted your favorite …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Matt Taylor's book about the Island during the filming of the iconic movie gets a great review from Wired.com
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Three fisherman out in search of mackerel first encountered a dead whale . . . then they spotted a great white shark.
Commercial fisherman Jeff Lynch of Chilmark and his friends Will Farrissey and Mike Capen of Oak Bluffs set out early Friday morning in search of mackerel. Instead, they encountered a dead 17-foot minke whale tangled in lobster equipment. Soon after, they came upon a nearly 20-foot great white shark. Lynch shared photos of his more-than-exciting fishing adventure with Patch. Click here to read about his close encounter with the shark.