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Taste of the Vineyard Celebrates 30 Years

Though the official first day of summer was a few days away, on Thursday evening in downtown Edgartown, the annual Taste of the Vineyard stroll to benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust was a way to mark the true start of the season.

Oak Bluffs Goes Native With New Trails

Fifteen acres of town-owned conservation land on the woodsy banks of the Lagoon Pond is now open to the public for exploration. On Sunday June 28, Oak Bluffs will celebrate the grand opening of the Sailing Camp Park’s new walking trails.

Diamond in the Rough, Penn Field Is Ready to Sparkle

The Red Sox and the Cardinals faced off last Saturday, but not at Fenway Park or Busch Stadium. Instead, the teams played in the lush grass and freshly-watered dirt of Little League’s new Penn Field in Oak Bluffs. It officially opens Saturday for the Little League championship games.

Foundation Work Next Engineering Feat at Lighthouse

The Gay Head Light relocation project continues, with a foundation of concrete blocks slowly rising around a gridwork of steel beams that supports the 400-ton structure. On May 30, the lighthouse was moved inland from the eroding cliffs.

Day Three: Cheers All Around as Historic Lighthouse Move Is Complete

With the smash of a champagne bottle and loud cheers, the Gay Head Light came to rest Saturday directly above the spot where experts believe it will be safe from erosion for 150 years or more.

At Gay Head Cliffs, Ancient Glacial Story Retold

Excavation around the Gay Head Light has revealed never before seen geologic layers that may shed light on how and when the landscape was created.

Bluefish Are Running, and Scene at Wasque Is Return to the Old Days

Last weekend, dozens of surfcasters at Wasque Point could hardly believe their luck. The water churned with bluefish as fishermen reeled in catch after catch. “Some of the best fishing days I’ve ever had,” said Wayne Smith, an avid surfcaster.

Honoring Lois Mailou Jones, an Artist and a Trailblazer

When Lois Mailou Jones began painting in the 1920s, she did so in near anonymity, a sign of the endemic racism and sexism of the time. But 92 years after her first exhibition, Ms. Jones is now the focus of a new exhibit at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, running from June 12 to August 23 this summer. Nearly 17 years after she died, Ms. Jones is once again on display in the Vineyard.

App-Based Car Rental Service Plans Summer Debut

Visitors to the Island may soon have another technology at their fingertips. William Gately of Vine Rentals came before the Tisbury selectmen Tuesday to propose an app-based car rental service, to launch this summer.

Day Two: Gay Head Light Nears the Finish Line

Working at an accelerated pace, crews moving the Gay Head Light expect to finish the job by Saturday morning. The lighthouse move began Thursday morning with much fanfare; the 1856 brick tower will travel 129 feetl east of the eroding cliff edge.