Docu-soap helicopter buzzes around Vineyard Haven

This helicopter was covering all the angles Wednesday for a docu-soap, "The Vineyard." — Photo by Ralph Stewart

A small helicopter buzzed noisily in circles above Vineyard Haven Wednesday afternoon, sparking the curiosity of some Islanders, irritating some others.

The chartered helicopter, sporting a pendulous bulb beneath its nose, was filming a scene for the ABC Family docu-soap, “The Vineyard,” according to an employee connected to the effort.

The Black Dog Tavern in Vineyard Haven has been one of the show’s prime filming locations since cameras began rolling in May.

“New friends are made, others fade away, lust simmers, and sometimes, mistakes are made with no regret. But one thing is for sure, you’ll never forget your summer on The Vineyard.”

That’s the way 25/7 Productions, the Los Angeles-based production company that created such shows as NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” described the show in February.