Tourist, traveler

By Car, Foot, Hoof and Bike, All Roads Lead to the Fair Once Again

For four days the Agricultural Fair lured Islanders and visitors from the beaches and golf courses to West Tisbury for livestock shows, tractor pulls, rides, games and food galore.

Swimming Pigs to Ferris Wheel, It's Agricultural Fair Time!

The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society’s 154th annual fair began Thursday morning under sunny skies.

Promotional Booklet by Tribe Reveals Casino Details

A booklet circulated to members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) prior to a referendum over the latest plan to bring gaming to Martha’s Vineyard offers the first public details of what the 9,000-square-foot casino in Aquinnah might look like.

Fair Stays True to Agricultural Roots

With the 154th annual Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Livestock Show and Fair less than a week away, farmers across the Island are preparing goats and alpacas, tomatoes and berries to compete for blue ribbons.

New Exhibit Highlights Native American Journey

The Aquinnah Cultural Center is hosting the exhibit Captured: 1614 curated by Plymouth 400, which commemorates the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Mayflower and the settlers’ relationship with the native populations.

Home and History Sow Seeds of Art That Bloom Each Summer

On Saturday artist Ashley Medowski celebrated her annual art reception at her Lambert’s Cove gallery, housed in what was once her great-grandfather's barn.

Art With a Mission is Natural Choice at Gay Head Gallery

The Gay Head Gallery sees itself as more than just a place to display art. Instead, Megan Ottens-Sargent, the gallery’s owner, has reinvented the space in the past few years to give it a mission. Specifically, one of environmental activism.

Putting Faces to the Boats at First Menemsha Meet the Fleet

Visitors streamed into Menemsha on Thursday evening for a rare look inside the Island’s commercial fishing industry. The first event drew a young, vibrant crowd to the harbor, where most of the Island’s commercial fleet was docked and fishermen offered demonstrations in their trade.

Minions Everywhere, Even in Sandcastles

The ninth annual Sand Sculpture Contest at South Beach, sponsored by the Edgartown Board of Trade, was held on Wednesday. A hippo and a shipwreck took top honors, but for creativity its was hard to beat the octo-minion.

Where to Turn After Running a Bike Store? Make Ice Cream

After a friend expressed interest in their bike shop at Five Corners, Bob and Jeannette Breth thought they might take a few years off. Those plans were foiled by the opportunity to make Mr. Breth’s childhood dream come true and open an ice cream shop. Bernie’s Homemade Ice Cream and Fudge was born.