• 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.
    Maria Thibodeau
  • Fashions to match the Victorian houses.
    Maria Thibodeau
  • Lanterns are handed down from generation to generation.
    Maria Thibodeau
  • Maria Thibodeau
  • 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

The Tisbury Firefighters Association’s annual car show is rolling out of Tisbury to park at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in Oak Bluffs this year. The show will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on...
Oak Bluffs police said a missing three-year-old child was found safe early Saturday morning with the help of a police dog. Police said they found the child, who was discovered missing by her parents...
The 147th Grand Illumination was celebrated Wednesday under a new moon and thick summer air. Lanterns from around the world, some passed down through generations of Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting...

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

Fortunata P. (Nata) Metell, 90, died on Tuesday, August 25, at her home on Aidylberg Way in Oak Bluffs. She was 90.
Patsyann Maitland Gentsch, better known as Patsy, died on Friday, August 7 at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.