A Full Fourth

Edgartown’s Fourth of July ceremonies began on the morning of the third, when the submarine Becuna arrived in the outer harbor.

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All Roads Lead to Edgartown for Fourth of July
Katherine Gianni
People, dogs, pirates, pink sharks — Edgartown Fourth of July parade was a time for everyone and everything to come together.
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Gen. Charles Grey Brings Revolution to the Island
Lisa Grunwald
Anne Morrow Lindbergh wrote, “It doesn’t matter that it can’t last, that we don’t find it more often. To know that there has been such perfection - it is worth living for. It exists. It has been - it is. One can contemplate it and feel a complete peace.”
 
We reach into the past to uncover characters, words or deeds that may reaffirm our belief in the principles of our nation or the lifestyle of our Island. We try to create an idyllic past - the ‘perfection’ of which Mrs. Lindbergh wrote - so that we may strive toward an idyllic future.
 
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Holiday in Aquinnah: Why Leave Town at All?
Noah Asimow

Sixteen years ago, five Aquinnah families decided they didn’t want to make the trek into Edgartown on July 4. So they started their own tradition.

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Camp Ground Parade Celebrates Small
Landry Harlan

In the cooling shade of the Oak Bluffs Camp Ground, about 150 kids and their families walked, biked or got a ride in a stroller Wednesday morning during the 21st annual Fourth of July children’s parade.

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The Fourth of July
Vineyard Gazette
The Fourth of July, the anniversary of the Nation’s independence, passed off in this town, without any public demonstration of joy, and the stillness of the Sabbath reigned throughout the day; but from many hearts devout aspirations of gratitude ascended...
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Islanders Pause for the Fourth
Holly Pretsky
From the Chilmark Store to Inkwell Beach in Oak Bluffs, Vineyarders of every stripe gathered to celebrate Independence Day. The day dawned hot and sunny.
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Douglass Speech Is Reminder That Not Everyone Is Free
Steve Myrick
The words of Frederick Douglass rang out from the Federated Church in Edgartown Tuesday, as readers recited the abolitionist orator’s famous speech.
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Vineyard Gears Up for Fourth of July Festivities
Sara Brown

Bunting adorns picket fences, flags are flying, and crowds have arrived as the Vineyard prepares for annual Fourth of July festivities. Here is a look at the lineup, from road races to fireworks.

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As Fourth Draws Near, Forecast Calls for Busy Summer
Landry Harlan

Incoming ferries are all but sold out, hotels and harbors are full, the parade is planned— the Fourth of July is almost here.

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