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Fleet Feet, Tradition Are Heart of Road Race

David Melly, 21, of Newton won the Chilmark Road Race with a time of 15:43.31. Sheridan Wilbur, 17, of North Smithfield, R.I., won first place for the women with a time of 18:24.55.

President Obama Arrives Saturday for Fifth Summer Vacation on the Vineyard

Military helicopters flew over the Island this week as the Vineyard prepared for what is becoming a familiar August event: the arrival Saturday of President Barack Obama for a summer vacation on the Island.

Putting Out Welcome Mat for Presidents Through the Years

When President Obama and his family arrives for a two-week stay this weekend, it will mark the 10th time in the past 20 years that the Vineyard has hosted a summer White House.

Smithsonian Recognizes African American Legacy in Oak Bluffs

In the years when much of America was racially segregated, Oak Bluffs was a place of refuge for African Americans. The town will be included an in upcoming permanent Smithsonian exhibit in Washington, D.C. An event will be held Thursday at the Union Chapel.

Camp Ground Gingerbread Cottage Tour Tastes Good

How do Hansel and Gretel decorate their home, and are there any fairy godmothers or elves, even, who reside in the Oak Bluffs Camp Ground?

Gonna Rock Around the Dock Tonight

As it has every Tuesday for the last three summers, the Dock Dance Band had brought the wharf alive with Islanders and tourists, dancing and celebrating under the glow of the moon and a few fluorescent lights.

Edgartown House Tour

A summer tour of five Edgartown homes hosted by the Federated Church is planned for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12.

R is for Read This Book: a Vineyard ABC

“I’ve built a grand castle with turrets and towers. And parapets, arrow slits, keeps, and a moat. I’ve battled the seagulls and land crabs for hours; The coastline is littered with seaweed I smote.”

Vineyard Haven Harbor Goes Full Sail

Call it an Instant Regatta. A record 25 boats competed in last Thursday's evening race, eclipsing the record of 22 set last year.

South Beach Sand Sculpture Contest

The Edgartown Board of Trade sponsored the annual sand sculpture contest at South Beach Wednesday. Shovels were the tool of choice and sand the medium; sharks were a popular subject.

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