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Steady as She Goes on the Vineyard Haven Waterfront

From Owen Park to the Lagoon Pond drawbridge, decades old, family-run businesses pepper the Vineyard Haven waterfront. The architecture is haphazard, but that is perhaps Vineyard Haven’s charm — plus it’s rare for any town today to look much the same as it did 50 years ago.

As the Light Guides Others to Safety, Two Guide the Lighthouse

Richard Skidmore and Joan LeLacheur, keepers of the Gay Head Light, have lived by the particular rhythms of the Gay Head Light for 25 years, tending to its mishaps and arranging countless visits with people from around the world.

Savor the Moment at Della Day

NAACP president Cornell William Brooks will be the keynote speaker at the annual Della Hardman Day celebration Saturday in Ocean Park. The day honors the late artist, educator, historian and Oak Bluffs columnist whose favorite phrase was savor the moment.

Vineyard Playhouse Presents Shakespeare, All of It, in One Big Gulp

The Vineyard Playhouse will present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] at the Tisbury amphitheater, featuring a rapping Othello and a hyper-speed Hamlet, through August 15.

PigPen Theatre Stays Rooted by Getting Messy With Creativity

The PigPen Theatre Co. managed to transport about 50 people on Friday night into a ghostly world where banjos reign supreme and a bear can be so much more than a bear.

When the Block Party Is a Birthday Party

The Tisbury Street Fair is an annual event celebrating the town’s founding. This year Tisbury turned 344. Since the fair’s origins in 1971 to celebrate the town’s third centennial, the event has always been a time for everyone on the Island to come together for food, music and fun following the holiday festivities of the Fourth of July.

Come See the Cottages, Old Friend

Special homes are on the 2015 Cottagers House Tour which will be held Thursday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Oak Bluffs. The personalities behind these varied and captivating properties are just inviting as the homes themselves.

We Are Stardust, We Are Golden and We've Got to Get Back to Waban Park for MV Sound Festival

This summer marks the second year for the Martha’s Vineyard Sound International Indie Music Festival held at Waban Park in Oak Bluffs. It also signifies an expansion in the event’s mission. This year’s festival will feature local food and artisans, dance performances and activities for kids.

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.

Home Rented by President Goes on Market

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.

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