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Martha’s Vineyard Redux—the Eighth Year

The Kast family week on Martha’s Vineyard was just a wistful wish the year I turned 70. “You can have it,” said my daughter, Erica, and I did. Our motley mix includes the progeny and friends of many marriages, ranging

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Martha’s Vineyard Redux, Vinalhaven, Avi Kast

Kids grow up and get jobs; babies arrive, couples form and split, but Kast family week on Martha’s Vineyard brought a remnant together again this year for an action-packed week of surf swimming on South Beach and Aquinnah, kayaking on

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Endangered Island—Martha’s Vineyard

I take a deep breath of salt-laden sea air on the ferry from Wood’s Hole to Martha’s Vineyard and catch a whiff of the island’s stories: its first Wampanoag people, Puritan settlement, vanished culture of sign language and persistent Portuguese

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