This weekend serves notice that summer is truly upon us, complete with glittering bright days on the beach and cool evening breezes for cookout comfort.

July 9, 2020

The seed quahaugs are poppy seed-sized versions of what they look like when full grown. The shells are purple striped, and the quahaugs have a tiny foot for movement.

July 7, 2020

July is prime season for shorebirds and summer residents. It is also the season for baby birds, and adult birds are busy bringing food to their young. Southbound migrants are also starting to appear.

July 7, 2020

Summer is in full flower, with hot, humid weather on its way and wildflower fields and cutting gardens in peak bloom.

July 5, 2020

Summer crowds have arrived, flags are flying and most businesses are open. But Fourth of July celebrations will be muted this year, as the pandemic continues to color every aspect of life on the Island.

July 4, 2020

Mid-morning on the Fourth of July, about two dozen people gathered along Upper Main street near Memorial Park, holding signs and stringing flags for peace, unity and supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

July 4, 2020

In Edgartown as the town clock atop the Old Whaling Church struck nine, a small crowd gathered outside the Edgartown courthouse to honor Islanders who gave their lives in military service.

July 4, 2020

Island fences are draped with bunting, hydrangea and roses are in bloom and flags are flying. It's the Fourth of July holiday and the Vineyard is abuzz with visitors.

July 3, 2020

High summer is here, and thousands are flocking to Island beaches.

July 2, 2020

Shops and eateries atop the Gay Head Cliffs have been drawing tourists and Vineyarders alike for more than a hundred years. Run by Wampanoags, the shops are part of the tribal culture in Aquinnah.

June 29, 2020

Wednesday brings July, and July begins the grand journey we call Vineyard summer.

June 28, 2020

While the wine will not flow at exhibit openings this summer, galleries are looking at creative ways to stay open, both online and in person.

June 27, 2020

While we weren't looking, the trees have come into stronger leaf, although the laggard scrub oak still lacks its summer raiment.

June 25, 2020

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School class of 2020 will graduate July 26, at the Agricultural Society fairgrounds in West Tisbury. The diverse group of students are remembered at their school as thoughtful, hardworking, and eager to engage in the community around them.

June 24, 2020

West Tisbury held its annual town meeting Tuesday in the Tabernacle with a stripped-down warrant that included requests to restore bus service, repairs to the local dump and a series of articles related to affordable housing.

June 23, 2020

Held in the parking lot outside the town fire station with chairs set out at six-foot intervals on a foggy day, Aquinnah voters approved every article on the warrant in just over an hour.

June 23, 2020

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