Cotton candy, daredevil rides,  draft horses, a tractor pull, and, of course, the women's skillet throwing contest  — the Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair was back for the 152nd year this weekend to delight visitors of every age. 

August 19, 2013

Furry friends both large and small competed in the annual dog show on Saturday at the Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair. Ribbons were awarded for best in breed, group and show. 

August 19, 2013

If you've ever wanted to tour a rescue boat, watch a car extrication demo, or soar into the sky in a tall rescue ladder, the annual Edgartown Fireman's Association Open House and Pancake Breakfast, held Sunday at the fire station, was the place to be.

August 19, 2013

The gates opened on Thursday morning for the 152nd annual Agricultural Fair, and within minutes the livestock judging was underway, six horses cantered around the show ring, and a person scaled the portable rock wall at the edge of the food area. Inside the Agricultural Hall judges conferred over...

August 17, 2013

With the Obama daughters now on Martha's Vineyard, President Obama and his family spent the morning enjoying a bike ride through the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest. Daughters Sasha and Malia Obama, who had been at summer camp, arrived on the Island Thursday.

August 16, 2013

The Martha's Vineyard Sharks, a charter member of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, won their first championship title on Thursday evening with a 6-3 defeat of the league's  defending champions, the Nashua Silver Knights. 

August 16, 2013

About 10 months after two rare Kemp's Ridley turtles washed up on a Cape Cod beach in a hypothermic state, they were returned to the waves off Long Point in West Tisbury Wednesday.

August 15, 2013

Summer is at its peak with the Grand Illumination, Agricultural Fair and Oak Bluffs fireworks taking place this week. Tim Johnson headed out and found some of the other signs of August this week.

August 15, 2013

The Oak Bluffs Camp Ground shined brightly as thousands of lanterns were lit for the 145th annual Grand Illumination Night.

August 15, 2013

Willy Mason performs "If It's the End" at his home in West Tisbury.

August 14, 2013

Islanders turned out along roadsides from the airport to Alley's General Store to welcome President Obama as his Vineyard vacation began.

August 10, 2013

The weather was perfect Saturday morning for the Chilmark Road Race as 1,467 runners competed in the annual race.

August 10, 2013

Summer and baseball. They are synonymous. And so is watching sunsets on the Vineyard.

August 9, 2013

Go to a party, eat great food, hang with neighbors and do good at the same time. It is, as the saying goes, a no-brainer. Or better known as the Chilmark Firemen's Association Back Yard Bash.

August 9, 2013

Now in its 15th year, the 70-acre Polly Hill Arboretum has over 3,300 varieties of plants and trees that Polly Hill cultivated, both from seed and from cuttings.

August 8, 2013

They came bearing shovels and spades, clad in their swimsuits to participate in the Sand Sculpture Contest at South Beach on Wednesday.

August 7, 2013

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