The popular Edgartown farm celebrated the fall harvest season with hay rides, a carving competition and children's games.

October 15, 2012

Photographed sometime between the summers of 1935 and 1938, these scenes are the oldest known moving images of Island men swordfishing by harpoon.

October 15, 2012

Though the crowds are gone, the intricate, colorful beauty remains.

October 12, 2012

Wide-open fields are punctuated by livestock in the cool autumn months.

October 11, 2012

Low-lying Edgartown has always been defined goegraphically by its bodies of water. From salt, to brackish, to fresh, water permeates Edgartown's every facet.

October 9, 2012

During derby season, fishing permeates every facet of Island life.

October 1, 2012

It was a celebration of all things local, from livestock to entertainment and food, at the Living Local Harvest Festival at the Agricltural Hall.

September 30, 2012

The annual challenge, held at the Flying Horses Carousel during Tivoli Day, benefits the Jena Pothier Flying Horses Scholarship Fund.

September 18, 2012

Drumbeats, the hum of singing and the waft of food led the way on Sept. 8 and 9 to Aquinnah Circle, where the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) celebrated their 25th anniversary of federal recognition at their eighth annual powwow.

September 10, 2012

High winds and waves brought serious surfers to the Aquinnah shoreline.

September 4, 2012

The day belonged to the dogs at the Martha’s Vineyard Dog Parade, held in Ocean Park.

August 24, 2012

For four fleeting days, Islanders and visitors lined up at the Salt and Pepper Shaker and the carousel and strolled through the animal barn to look at prize-winning hens, goats and cattle.

August 22, 2012

The annual Oak Bluffs fireworks show, sponsored by the Oak Bluffs Fireman's Civic Association and Black Entertainment Television, took place at Ocean Park on August 17. As always, the display dazzled locals and visitors alike.

August 20, 2012

The presidential candidate made a brief visit to the Vineyard to attend a private fundraiser.

August 18, 2012

Gulls flock to the air and Island beaches in this photo essay by Lanny McDowell.

August 17, 2012

Woodsmen, ride-goers, prize seekers — all flocked to the first day of the annual Agricultural Fair.

August 16, 2012