We savor July much as we listen to a favorite song — our enjoyment only deepened when we look into its depths and see the passage of the years.

July 9, 2023

Coast Guard Station Menemsha said goodbye to its leader Chief Warrant Officer Steven White Friday before welcoming Senior Chief Nicholas Grim at the helm.

July 8, 2023

Situated on the site of the old Barnard’s Inn Farm in North Tisbury, the Polly Hill Arboretum has been recognized for its collection of rare trees and shrubs grown from seed by the late Polly Hill, a pioneering horticulturist and longtime Vineyard resident.

July 7, 2023

After a day of parades, beaching and barbecues (albeit with an umbrella), all eyes turned to the skies above Edgartown harbor for the town's annual Fourth of July fireworks display. Spectators lined streets and porches to get a glimpse of the pyrotechnic spectacle.

July 5, 2023

Shortly after the Edgartown parade stepped off on July Fourth the sky turned gray and the rain showers began. Watchers took shelter on porches or beneath leafy trees but most stood their ground, cheering and waving and smiling.

July 4, 2023

It was all about the children in the Camp Ground's Kids Parade . . . also those young at heart, and the four legged variety too. Marchers stepped off at 9:45 a.m.

July 4, 2023

Despite the morning downpour of rain and then fog, the Polar Bears gathered at Inkwell Beach in a friendship circle for their traditional Fourth of July holiday swim in Nantucket Sound.

July 4, 2023

The Vineyard joined the rest of the country in celebration of the nation’s 247th birthday. There is something wonderfully unifying about Fourth of July on the Vineyard, about sentiments that make people a little more mindful of the values of community and family and friendship.

July 4, 2023

For those on the western edge of the Vineyard, the small but mighty Aquinnah Fourth of July parade tops them all.

July 4, 2023

This weekend ushers in the month of July, the advent of which comes almost as a surprise. July? Already? We're just past our cool spring, and we're not completely prepared for July. Give us another few weeks to get ready.

July 2, 2023

Fireworks, barbecues, road races, and lobster rolls are on the agenda and parades are planned at both ends of the Island. Banners and bunting have been hung and flags are waving as the Vineyard welcomes one of the busiest days of the year.

July 1, 2023

This summer the Martha's Vineyard Museum pays tribute to when a group of librarians and amateur Yankee historians gathered to create the Dukes County Historical Society.

June 29, 2023

Shadows dapple up-Island roads. Leaves whisper in early breezes. Tree limbs reach across roads to tenderly touch. The air is fresh. Webs of dew on the grass sparkle in the sun. An occasional rabbit sniffs curiously at a roadside wildflower. It's June on the Vineyard.

June 27, 2023

June has made it to our shores, even though the cool wet weather seems more suitable for May. Despite the weather, the nesting season is well underway, with many of our common nesting birds now fledging their first brood.

June 27, 2023

As per tradition, Camp Jabberwocky counselors dressed in high style to greet campers at the ferry. After hugs and hellos they all headed up to camp to begin a busy month of activities, beach trips and a summer play.

June 26, 2023

June can be a bit maddening because it brings on so many aspects of the season, but still it is a month on the margin of summer. Then comes July, and we know the wild ride of summer is on.

June 25, 2023