It began as a bicycle race, and forty-two years later Tivoli Day is the end-of-summer celebration of Oak Bluffs.

September 16, 2019

Over 600 runners and 17 teams participated in the annual Cross Country Invitational on Saturday. Vineyard athletic fields were packed with tents, hammocks and huddles as racers prepared for the challenging 5K course that looped through the Manuel Correllus State Forest.

September 16, 2019

The sights and sounds of September measure the Island year better than any calendar. Look to the longer evening shadows under a sinking sun, to the bow of sunflowers and to the song of crickets and cicada.

September 15, 2019

The reels are oiled. The rods are checked, the lures are packed into tackle boxes.

September 12, 2019

This weekend the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) gathered for its annual powwow — a two-day celebration of tribal heritage that includes drumming, dancing, eating and the culture of native peoples that have occupied the Vineyard for more than 13,000 years.

September 10, 2019

Dorian gave weather watchers a lot to talk about as they watched the sky on Friday. But the main event took place in darkness and was largely over by dawn. That is when adventurers took to the water for surfing, kiteboarding and fishing.

September 9, 2019

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