The artists were given a six-by-six canvas and asked to do whatever they wanted, as long as they didn't sign the final piece.

August 29, 2018

When the Oar and Paddle Regatta started, it was called Paddle from the Ponds, and while the name has changed the mission has not: to bring attention to the health of Island ponds. There were several different divisions competing in the two-mile course, and even dogs participated.

August 27, 2018

Fans of vintage cars and motorcycles filled the parking lot of the  Martha's Vineyard Regional High School Sunday for the 12th annual Tisbury fire department's annual classic car show. The event is a fundraiser for the MV Fallen Firefighters Fund.

August 27, 2018

This summer's ever-present sun took the week off for vacation, leaving Island skies gray with occasional misty rain. The Vineyard's beauty still shines through on overcast days, with a muted palette of colors and softer focus.

August 26, 2018

A sold-out audience joined former President Bill Clinton at the Performing Arts Center Wednesday evening. He joined attorney Robert Barnett to discuss his first novel, The President Is Missing, which he co-wrote with the best-selling mystery writer James Patterson.

August 23, 2018

Jennifer Joanou began her career as a fashion designer, then moved into photography. Her medium now is visual journaling, an artistic tunneling that starts with writing and then lets the words light the way to her unconscious.

August 23, 2018

Sunday brought the dog show to the Ag Fair, and most of the early arrivals had canine companions in tow. Barks pierced the air as owners discussed their breeds. Handlers received last minute advice and double checked their treat supplies.

August 20, 2018

During this peak week of summer, when intersections are thick with cars, decisions made about fireworks, and long lines stretch from ice cream counters and ferry terminals, another line begins to form in West Tisbury on the grounds of the Agricultural Hall for the

August 20, 2018

Big crowds filled Ocean Park and lined the streets, the beach and fishing piers, as the annual Oak Bluffs pyrotechnic display got underway.

August 18, 2018

We were once a place apart, but now, each August, the world comes to us. It is a month of dizzying choices, a month that is in every respect too much, a wonderful ride that is over too soon and a surfeit of pleasures that leaves us ready for the quieter, calmer days of September.

August 16, 2018

The Camp Ground was alight for the 149th Grand Illumination Wednesday. Before the lanterns were turned on, crowds packed the Tabernacle for a concert by the Vineyard Haven Band and a community sing.

August 16, 2018

On Wednesday the final preparations were being made before the Island descends upon West Tisbury on Thursday for the first day of the 157th Agricultural Fair and Livestock Show.

August 15, 2018

A day at the beach stretches into the late afternoon, when the sun drops low in the sky and the wind backs off in perfect synchrony with a falling tide. Coastal ponds around the Island are full of quahaugs and blue claw crabs.

August 13, 2018

The overcast Saturday morning made for ideal conditions for the 3.1-mile Chilmark Road Race, now in its 41st year. There were 1,442 runners entered this year. Eighteen-year-old Tristan Forsythe of Pittsburgh, Pa. was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 16:03.

August 13, 2018

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