• An octopus on the beach.
    Ray Ewing
  • Shovels are the tool of choice at sand sculpture contest.
    Ray Ewing
  • Annual contest is sponsored by Edgartown Board of Trade.
    Ray Ewing
  • Peter del Vecchio, back, with Manon, Athene and Dante del Vecchio, worked on an Egyptian theme entr.
    Ray Ewing
  • Great Sand Shark.
    Ray Ewing
  • Megan Byrne, Coleen Byrne and Ryan Wener with their Jaws-themed sculpture.
    Ray Ewing
  • Ribbons waiting to be awarded.
    Ray Ewing
  • A day at the beach leads to works of art.
    Ray Ewing

News

Reading is alive and well on the Vineyard, librarians agreed this week, as they reviewed circulation numbers that show material lending is trending upwards across the Island. Circulation statistics...
On that Thursday although I knew that the bonito were off Cape Pogue, the north wind in the early morning made it too rough for my boat, a 14-foot aluminum skiff. So I decided to hit the surf.
Three bluefish, a nice bass, an albie and a bonito all crossed the scale Sunday morning, and the 69th annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby was under way. At 8 a.m., the small...

Celebrations

William Fligor of Edgartown was named to the dean’s list at Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Sarah Moreis and Mauricio Rodrigues of Edgartown announce the birth of a son, Awan Rodrigues, born on Sept. 5 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Laura Bintzer and Sam Hines will marry on Sept. 20 in Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain. Both Sam and Laura’s families have homes in Katama, and they grew up spending summers right around the corner...

Obituaries

Joan Faulkner, noted environmentalist, horsewoman and conservationist, who, with her late husband F. Sheffield Faulkner, founded Golden Herd Farm in Wilton, Conn., died Sept. 11 in a Norwalk hospital...
Helen McVey Colvin died peacefully Sept. 11 after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 72.