Each August, a very small fireworks company shoots a very big show over Oak Bluffs.

Tom Dunlop and Tom Flynn

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

Paris has the Louvre, London the British Museum. Washington has the Smithsonian, and now the Smithsonian has the Vineyard.

Jessica B. Harris

With the Gay Head Light at the edge of the cliff, Vineyarders are celebrating, and angling to save, the beloved red-and-white-flashing beacon at the Island’s western tip.

With the kids back in school, it can be hard to fit family time in between homework assignments and extracurriculars

Nicole Grace Mercier

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