So now another seamlessly run derby, another competition that cements the Vineyard derby's position among the pre-eminent events of its kind on the whole East Coast, is over. But in a way, this derby celebrates a game whose most wondrous characteristic is that it is never ending.

October 11, 2018

An Edgartown dredge crew is in charge of the dredge work in the Tashmoo channel. Using finely-tuned teamwork, the crew makes the sand flow.

October 9, 2018

The Vineyard's shore passed into the distance as Mark Lovewell took the helm of Sea Chantey for a fall sail.

October 8, 2018

This is the last big weekend of the Island year, a time when autumn points toward Thanksgiving and the holidays beyond.

October 7, 2018

The talk of the Martha's Vineyard Bass and Bluefish Derby in the third week of the tournament has been as gloom and doom as the weather, but over the weekend the skies cleared and fishermen lined the shores casting for that elusive keeper.

September 30, 2018

Kathy Domitrovich, the owner of Lola’s Southern Seafood in Oak Bluffs, had a closing party to wish farewell to longtime friends as the restaurant closes its doors for the last time after selling the business.

September 29, 2018

Before the sun rose on Saturday morning more than 200 people gathered at Bend in the Road for the first annual Darkness Into Vineyard Light Walk.

September 29, 2018

The year moves on and the season turns, heading out as if on a shifting tide. September forms a boundary between summer in its waning days and the approach of autumn. The glory of September is that it blends two seasons into one of unusual beauty on the Island.

September 28, 2018

As the season turns from summer to fall, summer bird residents start to depart for their winter homes while others visit the Vineyard as they fly southward. September is also peak season for southbound migrants that pass through and join the other birds in their annual migration.

September 27, 2018

Angels Helping Animals, held a dog adoption day on Saturday at the Black Dog in Vineyard Haven. Adoptable dogs found new owners, and founders Leslie Hurd and Lynn Shepardson shared their experiences in saving many rescue animals.

September 25, 2018

Demolition began last week and continued through the weekend on plans to raise the historic Edgartown Yacht Club two-feet to combat sea level rise.

September 24, 2018

It does not take the autumn equinox to tell us why the the first swamp maples and elms are turning in Island woodlands.

September 20, 2018

Heading into the second week of the Derby, the word was all about good news, fair weather, and busy weigh-ins.

September 18, 2018

Hundreds of kids and parents rose before dawn Sunday morning to take part in the annual Kids Derby, a featured event of the Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby. At first light lines were being cast into the sound off the Oak Bluffs Steamship wharf, and soon after fish were being reeled in.

September 17, 2018

After forty-one years Tivoli Day is an annual end-of-summer celebration of Oak Bluffs. Circuit avenue was a street fair of vendors, shoppers, musicians and more under clear blue September skies.

September 17, 2018