In business since 1858—it’s the oldest operating retail business on Martha’s Vineyard—this prime example of that endangered species, the true New England general store, nearly foundered in the 1980s. Luckily, the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust interceded to give it a new lease on life, along with a much-needed structural overhaul. The stock is still the same, though: basically, everything you could possibly need, from scrub brushes to fresh-made salsa. The no-longer-sagging front porch still supports a popular bank of benches, along with a blizzard of bulletin-board notices. For local activities and events, check here first.