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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.

Eisenhauer Gallery Offers Contemporary Take on Classic Images

As the years have progressed, Elizabeth Eisenhauer's Eisenhauer Gallery has moved toward more contemporary art, although many of the paintings that she sells still have a nautical or seaside vibe to them.

Communal Art by a Sea of Individuals

Sally Taylor’s Consenses art exhibit debuted on the Vineyard in the summer of 2014 with a three day event held at the Grange Hall. This year the exhibit reopened on July 1 in a more permanent space at Midnight Farm.

Fountain of Youth? Wear an Eight Foot Yellow Suit With Feathers

Caroll Spinney is in the spotlight with the release of the documentary I Am Big Bird, which chronicles his life and career playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street. He was recently on the Vineyard for a film screening and puppet-making workshop.

VCS Celebrates 50 Years of Fighting to Protect the Island

In June 1965, conservationists concerned about development on the Lobsterville moors sent out letters to residents asking them to join the fight “to preserve the natural beauty of Martha’s Vineyard.” Fifty years later, the Vineyard Conservation Society endures, its mission unchanged.

Dancing to the Tune of Musical Mondays at Featherstone

On Monday nights at Featherstone Center for the Arts, it’s all about the music. This week, Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish embraced the outdoor stage as part of the ongoing Musical Monday series.

Never Too Old or Young or In Between to Create Art

Every summer since 1958, the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs has been the proud host of the All Island Art Show. Artists are on hand to explain what inspires them, even to the young kids racing about the Camp Ground on bicycles and scooters.

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.