The Martha’s Vineyard Livestock Show and Fair is more than a lot of fun and games. Though, of course, it is also a heck of a lot of fun and games.

Louisa Hufstader

More than 450 people attended the Best of the Vineyard awards on June 7, held at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs. 

The contest, now in its twenty-second year, celebrates the best the Island has to offer, as chosen by its readers. More than 69,000 votes were cast in eighty-seven categories, from Best Beach to Best Lobster Roll and Best Veterinarian.

There’s always basketball in Oak Bluffs, but there’s only one weekend like this.

Mathea Morais

The new book Jaws: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard takes a behind-the-scenes look at the 1974 filming of the greatest shark movie ever, often from the perspective of Island residents who were there. The film’s Fourth of July beach sequence – a.k.a. the end of Alex Kintner – involved coordinating hundreds of extras in unpredictable and inhospitable weather, as this excerpt from the book attests.

Matt Taylor

Martha’s Vineyard Magazine’s annual Best of the Vineyard winners were announced Thursday night during a packed event at the Loft in Oak Bluffs.

More than 5,500 votes were cast in this year’s contest, in which the readers declare the best that the Island has to offer in 85 categories, from beaches to bars.

Nicole Grace Mercier

On a seemingly food-obsessed Island, is it any surprise that there are more winter cooking classes than you can shake a frozen fish stick at?

Lucy Mitchell’s love of books takes her new work beyond words.

Nancy Tutko

With four ensembles between them, and nearly five decades of friendship, Peter Boak and Garrett Brown are the pied pipers of Island singing.

Paula Lyons

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