• The calm before the lantern storm.
    Maria Thibodeau
  • Per longstanding tradition, evening starts off with music from Vineyard Haven Band.
    Maria Thibodeau
  • Ed Rogers on the trumpet.
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  • Fashions to match the Victorian houses.
    Maria Thibodeau
  • Lanterns are handed down from generation to generation.
    Maria Thibodeau
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  • Lanterns adorned the Tabernacle and more than 300 gingerbread houses in the Camp Ground.
    Mark Lovewell
  • After the big show, the lanterns are put away, until next year.
    Maria Thibodeau

News

My parents Mike and Brenda Canha of Oak Bluffs are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 10.
The festival runs from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Ocean Park. You can even make your own kite if you don’t have one handy.
The former Dragonfly Gallery returned this summer as Gallery Josephine, purchased by Nyama Wingood and Bryan Daigle, new to the art business and the Island. The owners said they hope the gallery has...

Celebrations

Angelina and Eric Godbout of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a son, Charlie Krum Godbout, born on July 25 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Claire Phelan-Phillips and Isaiah Phillips of Oak Bluffs announce the birth of a daughter, Adaliah Caitlin Phillips, born on July 22 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Several Vineyard students were named to the spring 2015 dean's list at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Obituaries

A celebration of the life of Shirley Merry Schrade will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 1:00 p.m. at the Federated Church on South Summer street in Edgartown.
Fortunata P. (Nata) Metell, 90, died on Tuesday, August 25, at her home on Aidylberg Way in Oak Bluffs. She was 90.