• Boards ready.
    Alison L. Mead
  • High surf at Squibnocket Monday brought out surfers.
    Alison L. Mead
  • Empty beach, wide-open ocean.
    Alison L. Mead
  • Squibnocket was the place to be on the last day of summer.
    Alison L. Mead
  • Free surfing lessons offered Saturday as part of Martha's Vineyard Film Festival event
    Jeanna Shepard
  • Enjoying the water on a sunny Saturday at Squibnocket.
    Jeanna Shepard
  • Surfers of all ages came out to Squibnocket Saturday for surfing event.
    Jeanna Shepard
  • Goal of the day: catch those waves.
    Jeanna Shepard
  • Brock Callen takes advantage of perfect kiteboarding conditions Monday at Quansoo.
    Timothy Johnson
  • Brock Callen hits a wave while kiteboarding at Quansoo.
    Timothy Johnson
  • Twists and turns in the surf at Quansoo.
    Timothy Johnson

News

Two filmmakers have been on-Island for about three weeks following around sword maker Michael Craughwell for a show which will air on the Discovery Channel.
Four affordable housing lots in Chilmark that became available this year are drawing interest from Island residents.
The Beach Plum and Island Grown Schools continue their partnership by hosting a wood oven pizza night using fresh harvest from local farms.

Celebrations

Alexander Samson Outman and Shana May Yam were married at Captain Flanders House on Sunday, August 24, with family and friends surrounded by the clear blue sky, horses, hills and serenity.
Katherine Anne Smith of Chilmark was named to the spring 2014 dean’s list at Simmons College in Boston.
Beatrice Whiting and Patrick Ruel of Chilmark announce the birth of a son, Asa Allen Ruel, born on July 10 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

Obituaries

Beatrice (Beach) Phillipps Bennett died peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 17 at her home in Chilmark. She was surrounded by family and friends, including her husband Bill and daughter Bella.
Richard C. (Dick) Brigham Jr. of Brookline, formerly of Fall River, died on Sept. 19. He was 89.