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.


Thirty years ago the Vineyard towns all voted to limit cars on the Island and that changed...precisely nothing.

By Mary Breslauer


Nothing screams “Summer is here!” like the arrival of old yellow eyes.

By Nelson Sigelman


From yesteryear’s war on bugs to today’s war on weeds, has anything really changed?

By Alex Elvin


The haunting and often beautiful photographs of a long-gone Vineyard taken a century ago by Edward Lee Luce are now easily accessible online. Rediscovering the man who shot them, on the other hand, along with his transgender uncles, his metaphysical side gigs, and his odd nicknames, requires more than a few clicks.

By Chris Baer


How green is your Island?

By Paul Schneider


A lawsuit in Gay Head, DONG Energy changes their name, the Black Dog van goes for a swim, the boat fiasco continues, the hospital fiasco also continues, and more Island news you can sort of use.