On Sunday, July 26, the Holmes Hole Sailing Association race headed to Tarpaulin Cove on the southern shore of Naushon Island.
Since moving to the Vineyard in 1970, I have never understood that classic from Porgy and Bess, “Summertime and the living is easy.”
I was all set to write about the osprey population on the Vineyard but realized that shorebird migration was in full swing.
Moon minders know that July was twice the fun of most other months because there was twice the number of full moons.
Junot Diaz burst onto the literary scene in 1996 with the publication of Drown. In 2007 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his second book, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. And on Thursday, July 30, he will read at the Noepe Center for Literary Arts in Edgartown.
An unexpected absence of eelgrass in Nashaquitsa Pond this summer may be the result of crab predation and goose foraging over the harsh winter. The Chilmark shellfish constable said he's never seen such a sudden decline in the aquatic plant that plays a vital role in the life cycle of shellfish.
We are very near the peak of the summer season yet some college students will begin leaving to return to school by next weekend. It is time to say goodbye to all the July visitors and wish them a fond farewell and trust that you have had a good vacation and enjoyed your summer. We hope that you will come back and visit us next year. At this time we extend a warm and hearty hello to all of our new visitors.
A federal judge Tuesday enjoined the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) from any construction activity on a planned gambling facility without first obtaining a building permit from the town.
The Hebrew Center was filled with lyrical verse and open ears Monday evening for a poetry reading celebrating author Peggy Freydberg, who died this spring at 107. Speakers included actresses Mary Steenburgen, Meg Ryan, and Brooke Adams and poet Billy Collins.

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