08.01.11

It would be hard to overemphasize how joyful the Vineyard made me. Like most children vested with the privilege of summers on the beach, I got a long- lasting, mellow kind of high from the annual pelagic assault on my senses – the feel of warm sand against my cheeks; the brackish air; the view of a lighthouse’s brave silhouette; ambient sounds made by boats at anchor, halyards pinkling against their masts. I loved to swim and would surf the chilly New England waters on an inflatable raft until my fingers looked like tips of white asparagus.

By Alexandra Styron

08.01.11

From “trash fish” to gourmet meal.

By Janet Messineo

08.01.11

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.

By Karla Araujo

08.01.11

August is the time to make the most of summer, so enjoy!

By Nicki Miller

08.01.11

In her memoir, Reading My Father, Alexandra Styron lays bare the complexities of a turbulent family life with the late Pulitzer Prize–winning author William Styron, who suffered from debilitating depression. In this excerpt, she describes her summers on Martha’s Vineyard as much-cherished interludes, and great fun in their own right.

By Alexandra Styron

08.01.11

Where animals of every size...

By D.A.W.

07.01.11

Is there a finer place to be in July than Martha’s Vineyard? That’s a loaded question for someone who has spent every summer of her life on a small island in Maine.

By Jane Seagrave

07.01.11

The people responsible for garnering and escalating bids at charity auctions can significantly impact the bottom line of Vineyard nonprofits, some of which are now hiring professionals.

By Kate Feiffer

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