Re-stocking the dock

Local musicians turned out in force at Nectar's on Friday night in support of fishermen in Menemsha who lost gear during the July 12 fire at the Coast Guard boathouse.

Windemere’s furry friends

Mary Butynski gets acquainted with an alpaca named Dom Perignon, aka Cocoa, outside Windemere in late June.

Aquinnah

Are we really going to get another presidential visit this summer? It seems only fair, since Chelsea Clinton did not get married here as all the rumors swirling around last summer predicted she would.

Celebrating Walter Cronkite

The life of Walter Cronkite — long-time CBS anchorman, Vineyard sailor, and friend of many Islanders — was celebrated at the Whaling Church in Edgartown on Sunday evening, July 18.

Possible Dreams remain possible, but venerable MVCS auction’s proceeds trimmed sharply

Decorated by a huge white tent Monday evening, Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs was the site of the 32nd annual Possible Dreams Auction, the summer-defining auction of all auctions that benefits Martha's Vineyard Community Services (MVCS).

Friday antiques shows on Martha’s Vineyard

In 1997, Ron Gamba was the foreman for renovations at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury.

Blue claw crabs on Martha’s Vineyard

Eva Faber reached a gloved hand cautiously into the trap, where half a dozen blue claw crabs clung tenaciously to the wire framework.

Looking ahead

As we head into August, the Island setting welcomes a whole new cast of characters and a wholly different feel in weather, light, and garden atmosphere.

Aquinnah

My friends, the heat on Sunday broke me.

Chilmark

Well, the thunderstorms have certainly rolled in with a bang.

Oak Bluffs

Well, we say goodbye to July this week and hope that August will be a little cooler and less humid, but I don't think that has ever happened.

Egartown

Peter Rabbit is coming to town! How exciting is that? Mr.

Tisbury

Fortunately for all of us the Fire Department was out washing down the streets early Saturday morning.

Farmers Markets grow on Martha’s Vineyard

Vineyard Haven's Local Eats & Arts is the most recent addition to the Martha's Vineyard Farmers' Market scene.

Campgrounds celebrate 175 years

The 175th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association (MVCMA) in Oak Bluffs took place last Sunday, July 25.

Melanie DeMore lends talent for African Artists’ Community Development Project

On Tuesday, August 3, the African Artists' Community Development Project will offer two vocal workshops led by Melanie DeMore.

Spirituals ring out on Martha’s Vineyard

The Jim Thomas Spirituals Choir brought their joyful, pointed message to lovely, uplifting Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs on July 17.