The morning sun rose over Nantucket Sound as 62 Polar Bears gathered in a friendship circle.

July 4, 2019

This is the week for flags – hundreds of them, fluttering from porches and front doors and fantails and farm gates.

July 2, 2019

Gallery openings for the last weekend of June were made more interesting as the clouds opened up and rain teemed down beforehand.

July 1, 2019

As part of the Yard's Pride, Not Prejudice week, the annual dance party was held at Noman's in Oak Bluffs.

July 1, 2019

We take pride, here on Martha's Vineyard, in being a place apart.

June 27, 2019

Shadows dapple up-Island roads. Leaves whisper in early breezes. Tree limbs reach across roads to tenderly touch. The air is fresh.

June 25, 2019

Now migrating shorebirds return as the calendar turns its page to June. Birders have crowded Island ponds and beaches as ruddy turnstones, short-billed dowitchers, red knots, sandpipers, and dunlin return to their summer homes.

June 25, 2019

The Granary Gallery held its first opening of the summer season on Sunday. Alison Shaw, Terry Crimmen, Dan VanLandingham, Tamalin Baumgarten, and Frank Rapoza showed their art and mingled with guests.

June 24, 2019

On Saturday the Cubs beat the Pirates to win the Martha’s Vineyard Little League Major League championship.

June 24, 2019

Camp Jabberwocky counselors dressed in high style to greet July campers as they arrived by ferry.

June 24, 2019

The gray, wet weather lately brings to mind the catchy song that used to air on Sesame Street: "It's a rainy day, it's a rainy day, it's raining outside and I can't go out and play. Why do we need the rain, anyway?"

June 23, 2019

For the fifth straight year the Vineyard girls tennis team has won the state championship.

June 20, 2019

Vineyard schools closed their lockers for the year today. In West Tisbury, teachers brought out musical instruments to sing goodbye as the school buses pulled away for the final time this school year. There were extra hugs goodbye in Edgartown as principal John Stevens retires.

June 18, 2019

The fifth annual Car-B-Q Classic rolled into Vineyard Haven on Father's Day. The event began with a parade of classic cars, trucks, vans and a motorcycle or two from the Martha's Vineyard Family Campground and proceeded to the Martha's Vineyard Museum.

June 17, 2019

On Saturday at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury the third annual town picnic was a place to play egg toss, listen to music, eat, scratch a sheep behind the ears or just chill out.

June 16, 2019

And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days. So wrote the poet James Russell Lowell. And it's true, particularly on the Vineyard, when the peonies are in their prime and the scent of rosa rugosa is on the breeze.

June 16, 2019