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Drumbeat of Tradition Beats Strong at Fourth of July Parade

On no other summer afternoon would there be so many empty parking spaces in downtown Edgartown, But the Fourth of July parade was about to begin and crowds gathered on porches and lined sidewalks to celebrate.

Chilmark Home Once Rented by President Obama Goes on Market for $22.5 Million

The Chilmark home rented by President Obama and his family for their summer vacation two years ago went on the market this week with an asking price of $22.5 million. The home off South Road is owned by David and Patty Schulte, residents of Chicago and Chilmark.

Heritage Trail Honors for Emma Maitland

A group of residents and visitors gathered on Dukes County Avenue Sunday to commemorate the life and legacy of Emma Chambers Maitland, a woman of many talents, by marking her home as the 26th site on the African American Heritage Trail.

On a Farm, Seeds Sprout Many Stories

My favorite road on the Island is Middle Road. I love its hills and its lovely views. What I love the most is the view from Brookside Farm.

When the Real Affair of the Heart Always Leads Back to the Library

“I’m still searching for the perfect one line sentence to serve to people when they inevitably ask what my book is about,” poet, author and librarian Jennifer Tseng said a few weeks ago about her new novel, Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness.

When Down the Middle Is Water, Town Line Can Create Waves

Guided by historic documents and modern technology, Vineyard Land Surveying reestablished the town line running through Menemsha Pond between Chilmark and Aquinnah. There had been concerns that scallopers were crossing the line from Chilmark into Aquinnah.

Foundation Work at Lighthouse Nearly Complete

With the summer season picking up, managers for the Gay Head Light relocation project hope to have the site mostly restored by the Fourth of July. About half the excavated soil has been returned to the site and a new concrete-block foundation is nearly complete.

Historic Strand Has Its Grand Reopening

Saturday night marks the official public opening of the Strand, the culmination of months of hard work and hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations. On Friday night, an invitation-only event was a chance to celebrate the opening of an old Vineyard institution with supporters.

Taste of the Vineyard Celebrates 30 Years

Though the official first day of summer was a few days away, on Thursday evening in downtown Edgartown, the annual Taste of the Vineyard stroll to benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust was a way to mark the true start of the season.

Oak Bluffs Goes Native With New Trails

Fifteen acres of town-owned conservation land on the woodsy banks of the Lagoon Pond is now open to the public for exploration. On Sunday June 28, Oak Bluffs will celebrate the grand opening of the Sailing Camp Park’s new walking trails.

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