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Oak Bluffs Fireworks Show Is Dazzling Display

Blankets and beach chairs dotted Ocean Park by early afternoon on Friday as fireworks revelers marked their spots for the annual display.

Presidential Vacation Winds Down

World affairs intruded more than ever this year on President Obama's Vineyard vacation. But still he managed some down time. The Obamas are scheduled to leave Sunday.

Similar Yet Different, Old Footage is Portal to Past

The film was shot at the Edgartown bathing beach on Chappaquiddick back in the summer of 1927. And it turns out that people swam, splashed, sunbathed, smiled at one another and flirted with the camera exactly the same way they do now, nearly 90 years later.

Beadniks For Sale, But the Bead Goes On from Virginia Beach

Beadniks, a staple of Church street in Vineyard Haven for 24 years, is now for sale.

Tough Guy of Turtle Family; Snappers Rule the Ponds

Unlike their smaller relatives, snapping turtles don’t bask in the sun or float in rows on logs. They are both predators and scavengers.

Catch of the Day May Be Nothing But Net

It was on the Vineyard that Paul Greenberg first encountered the beauty of a functioning ecosystem, where fishing was not merely a symbolic act.

Double Boom Boom at Oak Bluffs Fireworks

One of the signature traditions of the fireworks display is the double finale, and this doesn’t come off without a lot of hard work.

Tradition Lights the Way at Grand Illumination Night

Brightly colored paper lanterns hanging from gingerbread houses were turned on in unision, and by 8:51 p.m. Wednesday the Camp Ground was aglow.

Grand Illumination Night Stroll

Grand Illumination Night drew thousands to the Camp Ground Wednesday for the annual evening filled with band music, singing, and  the lighting of traditional lanterns on the porches of gingerbread cottages.

The Oak Bluffs summer tradition took place under starry skies, but all eyes were on the twinkling lights that graced the Camp Ground.

Wings Take Flight

Artist Cindy Kane exhibits a series of paintings titled Wing to Wing at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse Art Space beginning Saturday, August 23, with an opening reception at 4:30 p.m.

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