The change was noticeable just after Labor Day, when Vineyard families had to take their children for the start of school, and the thinning out of the summer population was daily more evident.

September 10, 2023

As the derby approaches, members of the Martha’s Vineyard Surfcasters Association set up tables full of tackle, fishing rods, reels and other fishing gear to raise money for two scholarships for Vineyard high school seniors planning to study marine biology.

September 6, 2023

Island students went back to school today and the rhythms of a new year could be seen all over the Vineyard as kids waited at the end of roads and driveways for school buses to arrive, and parents sat in drop-off lines at elementary schools.

September 5, 2023

All roads lead to the Ag Hall grounds in West Tisbury throughout the summer where growers hawk their home-grown and homemade wares, from tomatoes and salanova, to pies, honey and Vietnamese cold rolls.

September 4, 2023

Labor Day Weekend kicked off at Owen Park in Vineyard Haven for First Friday. The festivities had pop-up food and artist vendors, and live music on the beach.

September 3, 2023

August is now over, having passed once more in its overwhelming headlong hurry. September, this wonderful month of harvest and ripeness, now stretches before us, its thirty days a seeming eternity.

September 3, 2023

Seven years ago five Oak Bluffs police officer families gave birth to five babies in five months. The men and their children posed in July of 2017 on the steps in front of the Oak Bluffs police department.

August 30, 2023

A day at the beach stretches into the late afternoon, when the sun drops low in the sky and the wind backs off in perfect synchrony with a falling tide.

August 29, 2023

Veterans Park in Vineyard Haven was transformed to a music festival for Beach Road Weekend. Crowds turned out both for the overcast and rainy beginning on Friday through the blue-sky August on Saturday, culminating in a field full of fans for the closing acts on Sunday.

August 28, 2023

Summer is fast slipping away and this is the time to savor long afternoons at the beach, collecting shells and sea glass and maybe a bushel of quahaugs for chowder.

August 27, 2023

August is a time for warm days and fledging birds. Feathered friends also start to disperse after breeding season, while southbound migrants pass through the Vineyard for a visit.

August 22, 2023

West Tisbury was the place to be for the 161st annual Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Fair, where a blend of old and new kept crowds entertained from Thursday to Sunday. More than 40,000 people took part in the summer tradition over its four-day run.

August 21, 2023

The 161st Agricultural Fair welcomed one and all, bringing together the Island community yet again from Thursday to Sunday, in this late August tradition.

August 21, 2023

The Ag Fair is a chance for both summer friends and Islanders to take a breather from the busy season and spend a moment enjoying a tradition that dates back to the 19th century. The sun shone on Saturday and the fairgrounds were bustling with appreciative fairgoers for the 161st year.

August 20, 2023

Blankets and beach chairs dotted Ocean Park by early afternoon on Saturday as fireworks revelers marked their spots for the annual display.

August 20, 2023

More than anything else, summer on the Vineyard represents a time for renewal, a season when friends and family return to familiar ground and newcomers arrive for first visits.

August 20, 2023