The struggle to understand the role of oceans in sustaining life is the theme Tuesday during the Walter Cronkite awards ceremony.

Oak Bluffs continues to press for federal disaster aid to dredge the channel below the Little Bridge and for four other projects.

August is shooting star month. Why? For one, more people are outside stargazing in August because it is comfortable to be outside at night.

Polly Hill Arboretum in West Tisbury presents two programs of note in August.

Spotted pipsissewa easily earns its stripes. Providing for medical, herbal and forage needs, this potent little plant gives more than it takes.

Regardless of four-feet-tall weeds, I’m actually doing some major harvesting in the vegetable garden. I pulled up the garlic.

An arrow and a butterfly peek out of the grass at Polly Hill Arboretum. Follow that arrow, and you will come across the beginning of a story.

August is a fabulous month for bird watching on Martha’s Vineyard. The shorebirds are moving south and stop to feed on the sand flats Islandwide.

Some turn lemons into lemonade. When Beekman boys, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge found themselves unemployed with two mortgages and 80 goats to...