The signs of a changing season are everywhere. The crowds grow thinner and the choke of traffic becomes less aggravating. An occasional parking spot pops open here and there. Water temperatures stay warm enough to invite swimmers to a shoreline less crowded.

September 8, 2019

September has arrived. But fear not. Although the winds blow slightly colder and sunset arrives just a bit earier each day, there is still some summer left, and the water still invites one and all. 

August 30, 2019

On Sunday, the Friends of Sengekontacket and Island Spirit Kayak hosted the 29th annual Oar and Paddle Regatta, a 2.4 mile race that began and ended at the Little Bridge in Oak Bluffs. Anything that floated was permissible as the goal is always to get people on the water. 

August 25, 2019

Look up, look down, look all around. Summer is waning and you need to look closely before September arrives to sweep it all away.  

August 23, 2019

And for four days all roads did lead to the fair in West Tisbury for food, music, rides, games of chance, animals, contests of strength and skill, and community. The annual end of summer rite filled bellies and hearts once again. See you at the fair next year.

August 18, 2019

Colors, like emotions, abound. They burst forth, lay smoldering or rest at ease. The pallete awaits, perhaps a parallel journey with yourself.

August 17, 2019

The annual Oak Bluffs fireworks went off Friday night, delighting a crowd of thousands that spilled over at Ocean Park in the heart of the Cottage City. Signaling the traditional turn toward the end of summer, the display was spectacular.

August 17, 2019

Every year for 158 years the Agricultural Fair and Livestock Show has arrived in West Tisbury to celebrate summer the old fashioned way - with rides and food and animals and the community mingling together as one. It festivities continue through Sunday. 

August 15, 2019

For three days Veterans Park in Vineyard Haven was transformed from a quiet softball and soccer field to a full-fledged music festival. 

August 12, 2019

Beauty abounds—whether you take the time to notice it or not. The choice is yours.

August 11, 2019

The 2019 Martha's Vineyard Book Festival featured two days of author panels and interviews, and an opening night with Chelsea Handler and Seth Meyers, with a drop-in by Amy Schumer. The words flowed, books were praised and the audience gratified.

August 5, 2019

August has arrived. One more month of summer. Take time to ponder, to rejoice and to wonder.

August 3, 2019

Nautical traditions of Menemsha were on display on Thursday at the annual Meet The Fleet gathering. Fishermen displayed their skills and the Coast Guard gave a demonstration of power and precision of their helicopter with water rescue training drills in the harbor.

August 2, 2019

Maps show growth of development and conservation land on Martha's Vineyard over the last 50 years, from 1969 to 2019.  Special thanks to cartographer Chris Seidel of the Martha's Vineyard Commission.

August 1, 2019

Whether at Menemsha, Tashmoo or Edgartown, early sunrises and swarming birds beckon all out to sea. Some head out early for work and some head out later for pleasure, but one thing is as clear the Menemsha Pond water in the morning: the sea is the place to be in high summer.

July 31, 2019