Illumination Night, Oak Bluffs Fireworks, Agricultural Fair, and oh yes, the President and First Family is here. It truly is the height of the summer this week. Two events have passed but there is still time to spend a day at the fair.

August 22, 2014

Grand Illumination Night drew thousands to the Camp Ground Wednesday for the annual evening filled with band music, singing, and  the lighting of traditional lanterns on the porches of gingerbread cottages.

August 21, 2014

Public statements about world events, a bike ride and golf were on the agenda during the first week of President Obama's vacation on the Island.

August 18, 2014

Saturday evening artists Ken Vincent and Traeger di Pietro set up easel, light, camera and projector at Lighthouse Beach in Edgartown. At nightfall a new mixed media painting was created. Brush strokes projected onto the Edgartown Lighthouse.

August 18, 2014

A trip up-Island is worthy anytime, but down-Island has many charms of its own. Photographer Tim Johnson spent the week prowling the busiest towns searching for quiet beauty.

August 14, 2014

The 37th Annual Chilmark Road Race took place Saturday morning on a blue-sky August day and with an expanded field of 1,600 runners.

August 9, 2014

A storm passed over the Island Thursday, bringing heavy rain, thunder and lightning. But the storm was apparently most severe over the water.

August 8, 2014

Yesterday a child came out to wonder. Caught a dragonfly inside a jar. Fearful when the sky was full of thunder. And tearful at the falling of a star.

August 8, 2014

The Edgartown Board of Trade sponsored the annual sand sculpture contest at South Beach Wednesday. Shovels were the tool of choice and sand the medium; sharks were a popular subject.

August 7, 2014

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

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