Eager onlookers started saving their spots in Ocean Park early Friday. And the annual Oak Bluffs fireworks show Friday night did not disappoint.

August 20, 2022

This old-fashioned country fair tells us the peak of summer is here and it also reminds everyone that the season’s rush is toward Labor Day and the autumn beyond. But for now the invitation is to the fair. We’ll see you there.

August 19, 2022

Inside the 160th Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair the sounds of sizzling fryers, squealing piglets and ferris wheel music greeted the first visitors, along with screams of joy, and dread, from the field of carnival rides.

August 19, 2022

The 151st Grand Illumination was held on Wednesday evening in the Oak Bluffs Camp Ground. The crowd came back in full force, and by the 7:30 p.m. start time the Tabernacle was packed and well-encircled by people seated on picnic blankets and lawn chairs.

August 18, 2022

Hundreds gathered at Union Chapel for the first nights of the free, all-ages Built on Stilts performance festival that has returned to the Vineyard every August.

August 15, 2022

There's heat and then there's infernal heat, the latter encompassing humidity of tropical proportions. The Island has had weeks of infernal heat, an unusually long stretch.

August 14, 2022

Defeating a crowded field under ideal weather conditions, Charlie Ortmans won the men’s division of the Chilmark Road Race with a time of 14:56 and Marian Johnson won the women’s division with a time of 17:49.

August 13, 2022

Menemsha jetty at sunset could be the most popular fishing destination on the Island. No matter how the fish are biting, the scenery is worth the trip.

August 13, 2022

The scent wafting across the Oak Bluffs evening brings the crowds every night in the summer, to queue up at Back Door Donuts for freshly baked donuts and warm apple fritters.

August 12, 2022

Owen Park in Vineyard Haven welcomed Islanders to the monthly First Friday celebration. Grilled burgers, food trucks, music performed on a barge tied to the dock and fire dancing made the evening fun and filling for all.

August 9, 2022

Saturday night at the Shark Tank, the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks won the NECBL championship defeating the Vermont Mountaineers 7-6, capping a historic season.

August 8, 2022

In the predawn light yesterday, the moon still was high in the gray-blue sky, crows were noisy, and the air was soft with warm humidity.

August 6, 2022

Meet the Fleet returned to Dutcher Dock in Menemsha inviting the public to interact with the fishing community and enjoy friendly competitions, sample seafood, and dance to Wolf Trap. The event was hosted by the Martha's Vineyard Fishermen's Preservation Trust.

August 5, 2022

Since 1958 the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs has been the host of the All-Island Art Show.

August 1, 2022

Cicadas, crickets and katydids have begun their nocturnal chorus, a sound that says summer as much as the sound of pinkletinks says spring.

July 30, 2022

On any given summer day, the Vineyard’s year-round population is boosted by tens of thousands of people.

July 26, 2022

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