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When the Real Affair of the Heart Always Leads Back to the Library

“I’m still searching for the perfect one line sentence to serve to people when they inevitably ask what my book is about,” poet, author and librarian Jennifer Tseng said a few weeks ago about her new novel, Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness.

When Down the Middle Is Water, Town Line Can Create Waves

Guided by historic documents and modern technology, Vineyard Land Surveying reestablished the town line running through Menemsha Pond between Chilmark and Aquinnah. There had been concerns that scallopers were crossing the line from Chilmark into Aquinnah.

Foundation Work at Lighthouse Nearly Complete

With the summer season picking up, managers for the Gay Head Light relocation project hope to have the site mostly restored by the Fourth of July. About half the excavated soil has been returned to the site and a new concrete-block foundation is nearly complete.

Historic Strand Has Its Grand Reopening

Saturday night marks the official public opening of the Strand, the culmination of months of hard work and hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations. On Friday night, an invitation-only event was a chance to celebrate the opening of an old Vineyard institution with supporters.

Taste of the Vineyard Celebrates 30 Years

Though the official first day of summer was a few days away, on Thursday evening in downtown Edgartown, the annual Taste of the Vineyard stroll to benefit the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust was a way to mark the true start of the season.

Oak Bluffs Goes Native With New Trails

Fifteen acres of town-owned conservation land on the woodsy banks of the Lagoon Pond is now open to the public for exploration. On Sunday June 28, Oak Bluffs will celebrate the grand opening of the Sailing Camp Park’s new walking trails.

Diamond in the Rough, Penn Field Is Ready to Sparkle

The Red Sox and the Cardinals faced off last Saturday, but not at Fenway Park or Busch Stadium. Instead, the teams played in the lush grass and freshly-watered dirt of Little League’s new Penn Field in Oak Bluffs. It officially opens Saturday for the Little League championship games.

Foundation Work Next Engineering Feat at Lighthouse

The Gay Head Light relocation project continues, with a foundation of concrete blocks slowly rising around a gridwork of steel beams that supports the 400-ton structure. On May 30, the lighthouse was moved inland from the eroding cliffs.

Day Three: Cheers All Around as Historic Lighthouse Move Is Complete

With the smash of a champagne bottle and loud cheers, the Gay Head Light came to rest Saturday directly above the spot where experts believe it will be safe from erosion for 150 years or more.

At Gay Head Cliffs, Ancient Glacial Story Retold

Excavation around the Gay Head Light has revealed never before seen geologic layers that may shed light on how and when the landscape was created.