Overnighting at the Martha’s Vineyard Family Campground has become a tradition for many, and newcomers continue to be lured by its many charms.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Island’s beloved Ag Fair, which honors the Vineyard’s agricultural traditions, fosters community participation, and offers all kinds of fun food, games, and carnival rides.
From Aquinnah to Chappaquiddick, the Vineyard’s five lighthouses are an integral part of the Island’s coastal character. Each of these beacons has its own story of origin and survival, and we uncover the tale of a sixth Vineyard lighthouse that is no more.
We once had a more personal relationship with our food. It came from our gardens or from a farm on the other side of town or a butcher shop or bakery whose owners we’d known for years.
One of the great things about farmer’s markets today is that they connect us again with the sources of our food.
Joseph A. Sylvia State Beach – the most public of the Island’s sea-and-sand boxes – is a two-mile-long smile on the face of Martha’s Vineyard.
There’s a quiet revolution gaining momentum on ten wooded acres in Aquinnah. It’s a place where children and adults convene to learn about the natural world – without cell phones and laptops, armed only with their senses – a place where dirty fingernails and muddied feet are the norm.
Some sturdy fishing line and a pair of really strong arms saved two men – a father and his son – from drowning in the opening at Norton Point.
The pulse of the Island quickens. The streets become livelier as the weather warms and seasonal shops start to open. Schoolchildren head outside for sports, the ospreys return to their untidy nests, and business turns brisk at garden centers.