Fifty years ago, when Universal Studios came to Martha’s Vineyard to shoot the seminal movie Jaws, neither side knew what they were getting into – or what they would get out of it.

Louisa Hufstader

In his brief life, Percy Cowen rose to the top of the Chilmark art scene, rubbed elbows with Thomas Hart Benton, and inspired one of the Vineyard’s best-known artists. While his legacy endured, his name did not. A new exhibit aims to right that wrong.

Thomas Humphrey

Farming has never been easy on Martha’s Vineyard. But for the past fifty years the West Tisbury Farmers’ Market has been making it just a bit easier and a lot more fun.

Thomas Humphrey

A former mariner turned folk artist, Captain John Ivory spent the final decades of his life memorializing his “beloved and despised” voyages.

Thomas Humphrey

Thousands who fled the horrors of American plantation slavery made their escape on whaling ships. Only one, John Thompson, wrote of his experiences at sea. And of his unlikely friendship with Captain Aaron Luce of Martha’s Vineyard.

Skip Finley

At Brookside Farm in Chilmark, the yoke has been passed to a new generation, recalling a time when sturdy oxen and their faithful companions contributed mightily to the history of the Island.

Elizabeth Hawes

For three generations and counting, the Pachecos of Oak Bluffs have been setting the table for their Island neighbors.

Sydney Bender

Once upon a time on the Vineyard, October meant only one thing: The Crunch!

Ken Goldberg