The crowds have thinned out and Island children will head back to school tomorrow as the Vineyard eases into her September schedule. Cooler temperatures, morning fog, and open beaches welcome Islanders.

September 6, 2013

There are few joys that are better than an end of the summer sail on the topsail schooner Shenandoah. On Wednesday afternoon, amid a steady southwest breeze, the 109 foot vessel left Vineyard Haven harbor to sail between the chops.

September 5, 2013

With Labor Day comes the unofficial end to the summer season. Cars and crowds queued up at the ferry terminals today for an unofficial exodus. The SeaStreak ran two boats from Oak Bluffs to New York city Monday to accomodate the large crowds. 

September 2, 2013

The cars were polished, impeccable and, above all, classic on Main street, Vineyard Haven Sunday when the Tisbury Fire Association Car Show rolled into town. The road was blocked off to traffic from 1 to 4 p.m. so that strollers could take in the sight of classic cars and hogs.

September 1, 2013

Labor Day Weekend. A time to look back on the good times achieved and the memories made. And a time to look forward to school days and the cooler weather of fall. 

August 29, 2013

The days are still sunny but nights are cooling off as summer begins to wane.

August 23, 2013

It took nearly all summer. On Wednesday, August 21, the last wall of the old Edgartown School came down and what remains are several piles of debris and recyclables. The site will be cleaned up for construction of the new Edgartown Library.

August 22, 2013

Wynton Marsalis performed with a full jazz orchestra from the Lincoln Center in New York city at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs on Saturday night.

August 20, 2013

The Art and Collectable Sale at Chicken Alley Thrift Store was well-attended, as always, by art lovers and collectors on Sunday. All year long, staff of the Chicken Alley Thrift Store put aside unique treasures to feature at the annual sale. The annual event raises funds for Martha’s Vineyard...

August 19, 2013

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