The paper lanterns rise, filled with golden fire, flaming specters devour our heaven sent desires. —Peter W. Clark
On Thursday hundreds of visitors answered the call of the 153rd Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair, flooding through the white picket fences off Panhandle Road, eager to hit the midway, visit the livestock barn and, of course, grab some fried dough.

President Obama on Martha’s Vineyard 2014

3 hours 49 min ago

President Obama is back on the golf course for the eighth time during his Vineyard vacation. Farm Neck seems to be his golf course of choice — he is hitting the links at the Oak Bluffs golf club for the fifth time this summer.

According to the White House, the President is joined on the course today by retired NBA player Alonzo Mourning, Cyrus Walker and Preston Heard.

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In 1969 I moved to the Vineyard from California. In those days when I wanted to revisit my family out west I drove across country with my two dogs and constant companions, Shoes and Mantis.