Elizabeth Maua Taylor said: "August rushes by like desert rainfall, A flood of frenzied upheavel, Expected, But still catching me uprepared. Like a matchflame Bursting on the scene, Heat and haze of crimson sunsets." It is the height of summer on the Vineyard and August indeed will rush by.

August 1, 2014

A United States businessman from Japan, Takashi Okura piloting Sled, was the winner of Saturday’s Edgartown Yacht Club ‘Round the Island race. The sailboat slipped into first place by completing the race in five hours and 49 minutes.

July 28, 2014

Aquinnah police and fire celebrated the first ever Public Safety Day Saturday. The event included demonstrations and the opportunity for a close-up view of police, fire and rescue equipment.

July 26, 2014

Summertime, and the livin' is easy goes the song. And on the Vineyard we are in the height of summer. Nothing like a freshly caught lobster followed by a baseball game at the Shark Tank.

July 25, 2014

Something Frankenstein this way comes, as Camp Jabberwocky tackles the Mary Shelley tale in their own distinct Jabberwockian fashion.

July 21, 2014

To take a trip up-Island on the Vineyard is like traveling to the past. Stone walls which forgotten Vineyarders built are our stone walls now. And traditions such as fishing and farming are still practiced. Sundays are family dinner nights.

July 18, 2014

The Vineyard got a heavy dose of summer rain on Wednesday. Showers spread across the Island from Aquinnah to Chappaquaddick. It wasn't always raining from one spot to another. Localized showers moved quickly from the Southwest to the Northeast.

July 16, 2014

Sixty-six racers competed in the 2014 Vineyard Cup, benefitting Sail MV. The three-day, three-race event featured challenging winds and strong tides.

July 15, 2014

The Art of the Cartoon, featuring works by Gene Baer, Jules Feiffer, Kate Feiffer, Paul Karasik, Mick Stevens and Denys Wortman Sr. drew a large and enthusiastic crowd for its opening Sunday at Featherstone Center for the Arts.

July 14, 2014

Every Thursday Mark Lovewell walks down to the Edgartown harbor to record the water temperature for the Gazette, and the newsroom shouts out their guesses to how warm (or cold) it is. It is a badge of honor to be owned for a week for the lucky guesser. This week the water temperature was 75.

July 11, 2014

Crowds thronged Main street in Vineyard Haven Tuesday for the 43rd annual Tisbury Street Fair to peruse outdoor shopping and listen to live music on every corner, but the biggest lines could be found at the numerous food tables. Cotton candy, fudge, burgers, lobster rolls, linguica . .

July 9, 2014

Parade goers lined Edgartown's downtown streets and cheered the assemblage of patriotic floats, cars organizations and animals a day late but just as excited as if it still were the Fourth of July.

July 5, 2014

The Island's smallest town started off the Island's belated Fourth of July festivities with the 11th annual Old South Road Children's Parade.

July 5, 2014

We take pride, here on Martha’s Vineyard, in being a place apart. A place apart from the distractions and hurly burl of off Island life. A place to reconnect with family and friends, a place for a quiet respite and an ocean swim, and a place to get closer to nature.

July 4, 2014

Vineyarders love the Fourth of July and many exhibit their patriotic duty by celebrating in colorful ways. Pick most any street, lane, path or backyard and there is evidence of summer in full bloom.

July 3, 2014