It's August on the Vineyard and the natural beauty of our surroundings shows itself off around every turn.

August 27, 2020

The chapters of downtown Edgartown's history begin not with particular days, months or years, but with the people and the iconic summer destinations.

August 25, 2020

The thunder began booming from the west on Saturday and savvy Islanders packed up their towels and left the beaches. Soon the storm front could be seen moving quickly across the Sound.

August 25, 2020

August is a time for warm days and fledging birds. Feathered friends also start to disperse after breeding season.

August 25, 2020

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association continued its summer season of handicap sailboat racing from Vineyard Haven with a Sunday afternoon race in the outer harbor.

August 24, 2020

There is something timeless — and therefore reassuring — with a Vineyard beach on a sunny August day.

August 22, 2020

Aamid the darkness of the Camp Ground a few lanterns stood out, glowing on porches, on what would have been the Grand Illumination.

August 20, 2020

A working fishing village with front-row seats for sunset, Menemsha also is worth a trip while still dark for its sunrises. Grab a coffee at Menemsha Texaco and bring your camera.

August 19, 2020

Protesters flocked to Five Corners in Vineyard Haven on Monday afternoon to show support for the United States Postal Service and its workers, in the most recent of this summer’s community-organized protests.

August 17, 2020

Mid August already. This summer seems to speed by and we should make no mistake about this. To tarry is to lose precious time. Already the long shadows of dusk arrive earlier; sunrise breaks a bit later and the days grow shorter.

August 15, 2020

From tomatoes ripening in gardens and dooryards filled with black-eyed Susans and purple coneflower, August is the season when blooms and vegetables take center stage.

August 10, 2020

Islanders know the signs of August. Summer light, the smell of a breeze, the sound of cicadas.

August 8, 2020

Lighthouses represent a piece of Island history. They have aided travelers for centuries, guiding them and keeping them safe.

August 7, 2020

Brown sharks, also known as sandbar sharks due to their preferred habitat, are one of the largest and most common coastal sharks native to the Vineyard. The local branch of the Cooperative Shark Tagging program spent a day at Wasque catching and tagging the brown sharks.

August 3, 2020

In the garden black-eyed Susans and rose of Sharon embrace the sun and heat. At the water's edge feeding fish break the surface with small splashes — smiling, perhaps, at the fisherman who got away.

August 1, 2020

Sailors took to the waters on Saturday morning for the annual Round the Island Race, a 52.5 nautical mile journey around the Vineyard. Forty-six boats set of this morning at 8:05 a.m.

August 1, 2020