From the Editor

On the Vineyard, the “lazy days of summer” – those “summer afternoon, summer afternoon” times that James praised – come at its beginning, in July, and at its end, in September.

From the Editor

Wake up. It’s August already. There is much to do, and plenty of fun to be had.

From the Editor

The best of all possible islands.

From the Editor

Here are eleven great stories that have nothing to do with politics.

From the Editor

“A lot has transpired in the last two years, and I don’t think that needs explanation.” So said Patriots owner Robert Kraft as he accepted the Vince Lombardi Trophy on what was to many Vineyarders the first, and perhaps only, day of unadulterated positive news this past winter. And I don’t think that needs explanation.

From the Editor

Breaking news: another summer has come and gone. But I’ll not bore you with the tried and true recitations of how the ocean is still warm, warmer than July in fact, at Great Rock and Norton Point, State Beach and under the cliffs at Gay Head.

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Can I just say right here and now that I am going to miss President Obama and his brand of low-key but relentless sanity.

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It is a well-known fact that the best things in life are free.

From the Editor

Up-Island and down this past winter there were houses on stilts. Most notable, perhaps, was the beginning of work restoring the Old Parsonage in West Tisbury. That home dates back to 1668 and is generally considered to be the second oldest residence on the Island, which makes it one of the oldest structures in the country. Now in the middle of its fourth century of existence, for a moment a few years back it seemed as if the house might not survive into its fifth, when a preliminary application to tear it down was filed with the West Tisbury Historic District Commission.

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This issue marks the end of our thirtieth year in publication.

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