07.01.17

On a bright blue-sky day in early July, Niantic Park comes alive with banners, music blasting from speakers, and kids of all ages and backgrounds dribbling basketballs and shooting jump shots. While this might not be unique in a city like New York or Chicago, on Martha’s Vineyard it is the once-a-year event that kicks off the rest of the summer’s basketball program in Oak Bluffs. It is the Battle in the Bluffs – or BITB – and the brand new Niantic Park courts, tucked behind the main streets of Oak Bluffs, are hot with all things basketball.

Mathea Morais

09.01.16

Wolfie Blair had one of those ah-ha moments: What if kids could actually access the solid basics of saltwater fishing and some tricks of the cast from the get-go?

Mary Breslauer

09.01.16

What could be more beautiful, more thrilling to watch than a horse, mane and tail flying, as it races along a Vineyard beach? Add a surfer, towed by the horse, and you get the new sport of, well, horse surfing. This spectacular event takes place in early fall on the edge of Sengekontacket Pond.

Brooks Robards

08.01.16

The things that only night swimmers and fisherfolk have seen.

Remy Tumin

05.19.16

Where you are going, deep into the woods, all you need is a loincloth. Or, if feeling modest, a pair of shorts and a T-shirt will do.

Bill Eville

05.01.16

Forget about the waves and the sand, the bluefish and the beach umbrellas. There is another Vineyard, an inner network that is largely hidden, usually shady, and rarely paved.

05.01.16

Meet the man who saved the biking world’s keister.

Bill Eville

05.01.16

The reigning queen (and her husband the king) of the off-road live in Chilmark.

Bill Eville

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