If derby fever is the disease for which only the Vineyard’s fall fishing contest is the cure, we’re happy to report that unlike many therapies in medicine today, most of the side-effects of this course of treatment are beneficial ones.

September 23, 2023

The ArtCliff Diner parking lot was full 15 minutes before opening time Thursday morning, and a long line of diners stood outside, excited to sit back down at the beloved Island restaurant that reopened after an almost two-year closure for renovations.

September 21, 2023

Every year Circuit avenue closes to traffic as Oak Bluffs and the rest of the Island celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of a new season at Tivoli Day.

September 19, 2023

With one more week of summer left, and with Islanders greeting one another on the streets and in the coffee shops again, that familiar old question tumbles out: What happened to summer?

September 17, 2023

The Island saw some rain and winds, but only experienced a handful of power outages and canceled ferries Friday night into Saturday.

September 16, 2023

High winds and waves preceeding Tropical Storm Lee brought surfers to Squibnocket.

September 15, 2023

Dense fog blankets fields and shorelines every morning and late evening, softening edges in the natural world and captivating photographers with its ethereal beauty. Like something straight out of Harry Potter, it is an invisibility cloak for derby fishermen.

September 12, 2023

The Martha's Vineyard football team won their home opener against Sutton by a score of 40-20.

September 11, 2023

A plume of smoke curled against the backdrop of the rolling waves on Aquinnah’s south shore this weekend, as members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) and native peoples from across the east coast gathered for the annual Aquinnah Powwow.

September 11, 2023

First weigh-in for the 78th Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby took place on Sunday morning. Weigh-ins are everyday, down at the Edgartown Harbor, from 8 to 10 a.m. and 8 to 10 p.m.

September 11, 2023

Saturday was the 46th running of the George Moffett Race out of Vineyard Haven harbor. The Moffett Cup is the annual end of season race for the Holmes Hole Sailing Association, and is named for George Moffett, one of the founders of the association.

September 10, 2023

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