Now in its 15th year, the 70-acre Polly Hill Arboretum has over 3,300 varieties of plants and trees that Polly Hill cultivated, both from seed and from cuttings.

August 8, 2013

They came bearing shovels and spades, clad in their swimsuits to participate in the Sand Sculpture Contest at South Beach on Wednesday.

August 7, 2013

The two-day All Island Art Show opened on Monday featuring works from all ages and levels of artists, in all mediums. The show, which takes place annually at the Tabernacle, continues through Tuesday.

August 5, 2013

Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival returned to the Island for the weekend of Aug. 3 and 4 to celebrate reading and writers. On Saturday authors spoke on panels at the Harbor View Hotel. On Sunday they gave readings on the grounds of the Chilmark Community Center.

August 5, 2013

As the calendar passes from July to August, Vineyard summer pace picks up. From concerts, to dance, and book festivals, there is plenty to do. Find time to look for the beauty in August too.

August 4, 2013

Since 1970, the year-round population of Martha’s Vineyard has more than doubled, far outpacing the rate of growth in Massachusetts and that of the United States. According to census figures, the Vineyard population increased by 271 people between 1960 and 1970.

August 2, 2013

It was one of those beautiful days on the water. A trip aboard the ferry Island Home from Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven easily became a platform for seeing what is going on on the water. Sailboats speed across the water, pushed by a steady breeze.

August 1, 2013

By mid-season, the Martha's Vineyard Sharks led the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.Read more at: Sharks of Summer Lead the League

July 30, 2013

Jim Thomas led his spiritual choir in a sunset performance at the East Chop Lighthouse.

July 30, 2013

Nine years ago the Oak Bluffs selectmen designated the last Saturday in July as Della Hardman Day to commemorate Mrs. Hardman’s work as a scholar, volunteer and an outstanding Islander.

July 29, 2013

Artists colony the Yard began its second annual Tap the Yard festival on Thursday night, July 25, bringing together a host of rhythm and percussive-based dancers that go beyond the standard tap steps to include hiphop, Irish step dancing, body percussion and modern dance.

July 27, 2013

As July winds down the Island is bustling with visitors and activities. Photographer Tim Johnson showcases the overlooked beauty we miss while going full speed ahead.

July 25, 2013

For some, the Feast of the Holy Ghost is a poignant reminder of Azorean Portuguese history, and a chance for to celebrate multiple generations of Islanders who have shared in that heritage of preparing food for the feast.

July 22, 2013

Fifty-six sailboats of varying sizes participated in the annual Edgartown Yacht Club Round the Island Race Saturday. With a downwind morning start, a few raised their spinakers on one of the windiest days the race has seen in a few years.

July 20, 2013

With temperatures routinely peaking at 90 degrees, the Vineyard sweltered under the blanket of a heat wave. Although uncomfortably hot, it was the humidity that drove people to the beach . . . or to their air conditioners.

July 19, 2013

It was 60 years ago that Helen Lamb first brought six children with disabilities to a leaky cottage in Oak Bluffs. The rest is not just history but her beloved legacy: Camp Jabberwocky, a residential vacation camp for people with disabilities.

July 17, 2013

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