Fourth of July Fever Brings the Heat and the Crowds

For locals and visitors alike, the Fourth of July is a cornerstone of summer on the Vineyard. This year Island businesses and town officials are set to see the celebrations roar back into action.

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Ag Fair Quilt Chronicles Art of the T-Shirt

A hallmark of the Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair — the annual fair T-shirt — has been reimagined by the Island's Modern Quilting Guild.

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Home Port Restaurant Has New Owners

Home Port Restaurant owners Bob and Sarah Nixon this week announced the sale of the Menemsha mainstay to Boston restaurateur Seth Woods and his business partner Eric Berke, both seasonal residents of Aquinnah. The sale price is nearly $2.6 million.

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Summer Institute Speaker Series Opens

The Summer Institute Speaker Series at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center returns Thursday, July 7.

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Camaraderie High, Winds Low for Round the Island Race

Clear skies and fair seas but not much wind met the 66 sailing teams that set out Saturday in the Edgartown Yacht Club’s annual ‘Round-the-Island race, a Vineyard tradition since 1938.

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Hello Summer and Sand, Goodbye Homework and Raising Hands

The last day of school on the Island finally arrived Monday, with a half-day dismissal signaling the official start of summer for Vineyard students.

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MVY Radio Cuts the Ribbon on New Building and Capital Campaign

MVY Radio officially cut the ribbon on their State Road studio and office building Friday morning, welcoming community members to the new space with a tour, a lunch and a champagne toast.

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From City to Island, a Strong Connection Is Made

Beginning 15 years ago, Neighborhood First has come to Martha’s Vineyard for a week each June to give teens and preteens from the Philadelphia area a chance to relax and have fun on the Island.

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State Wildlife Officials Suspect Avian Flu as Cause of Bird Mortality

State environmental officials said Wednesday that they now “strongly suspect” that avian influenza is responsible for the death of large numbers of seabirds washing up on Island shores.

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Vineyard’s Juneteenth Celebrations Honored Past and Present Fights for Freedom

The Vineyard celebrated its first formal Juneteenth holiday in grand style, feeding body and soul.

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