As July winds down the Island is bustling with visitors and activities. Photographer Tim Johnson showcases the overlooked beauty we miss while going full speed ahead.

July 25, 2013

For some, the Feast of the Holy Ghost is a poignant reminder of Azorean Portuguese history, and a chance for to celebrate multiple generations of Islanders who have shared in that heritage of preparing food for the feast.

July 22, 2013

Fifty-six sailboats of varying sizes participated in the annual Edgartown Yacht Club Round the Island Race Saturday. With a downwind morning start, a few raised their spinakers on one of the windiest days the race has seen in a few years.

July 20, 2013

With temperatures routinely peaking at 90 degrees, the Vineyard sweltered under the blanket of a heat wave. Although uncomfortably hot, it was the humidity that drove people to the beach . . . or to their air conditioners.

July 19, 2013

It was 60 years ago that Helen Lamb first brought six children with disabilities to a leaky cottage in Oak Bluffs. The rest is not just history but her beloved legacy: Camp Jabberwocky, a residential vacation camp for people with disabilities.

July 17, 2013

They came from both the Vineyard and off-Island to compete in the annual Vineyard Cup Regatta, held last weekend on Vineyard and Nantucket Sound.

July 16, 2013

Year-round and summer vistors alike gathered at Five Corners in Vineyard Haven Sunday to protest the verdict of the Trayvon Martin trial.

July 15, 2013

Two months after they wed, Cynthia Riggs and her husband Howard Attebery hosted an Islandwide gathering at the Cleaveland House in West Tisbury Saturday to celebrate their union. Tables were decorated with all kinds of delights, including a cake with a quote from Dr.

July 14, 2013

Seven galleries and artistic-leaning shops opened their doors Saturday night for a summer kickoff even, the Oak Bluffs Arts District Stroll.

July 13, 2013

The Edgartown Yacht Club kicked off its 90th annual regatta on Thursday with hundreds of sailboat racing five courses in a variety of sailboat types and age divisions. The event continus through Saturday. Across the Island, another sailboat race is taking place: Sail MV's Vineyard Cup.

July 13, 2013

President Barack Obama will return to Martha's Vineyard this summer, making his fourth trip to the Island during his presidency, the White House confirmed Friday. Mr. Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to the Vineyard on Aug. 10 and remain on Island until Aug.

July 12, 2013

The ocean. The Sound. The ponds. And the harbors. The Vineyard is surrounded by water and people are taking advantage of it during these sweltering days of humidity. Let's all head to the beach and enjoy it ourselves!

July 12, 2013

A rare and secluded south shore Martha’s Vineyard property goes on the market with a record asking price: $118 million for 314 acres in West Tisbury.

July 11, 2013

For 50 years, Felix Neck has been teaching visitors about nature. The sanctuary offers not only structured learning opportunities, but also a butterfly garden and an extensive trail system. Visitors are invited to get involved as much or as little as they want.

July 11, 2013

They help us get where we need to go, both to and from the Island. Behind the scenes of the Steamship Authority.

July 11, 2013

Daytripper, commuter, weekender, summer kid, year-rounder, washashore, Islander: the moniker doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter if you take a plane to the Vineyard, or if you come via your own boat or one of the other passenger ferries that makes the trip.

July 11, 2013