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Winter Storm Brings Summer-Like Rush as Island Hunkers Down

Batteries, bread, shovels and gas were in hot demand Monday as Islanders prepared for the winter storm expected to hit the Island Monday evening. "It's like a summer day," said Shirley's Hardware employee Debbie Healy.

Ferry Service Resumes as Island Digs Out from Storm

The winter gale that battered the Vineyard all day Tuesday, dumping a foot and a half of snow and pounding the coastline with hurricane-force winds, is over, and ferry service has resumed. Now the shuttered Island will attend to the business of digging out.

Norton Point Breach Nears End Point

It’s unclear what the powerful coastal storm due to hit the Island late Monday will do to the Norton Point breach. But the lengthening spit end of the point is making every effort to connect with Chappaquiddick for the first time in nearly eight years.

The Iceman Goeth; Explorer's Heart Is Warmed by Cold Places

Adventure travel defines Peter Dea's daily life and work ethic.

Big Red Dogs, Cats About Town: Museum Celebrates Island Pets

A celebration of Island cats and dogs is currently on display in the Spotlight Gallery at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. The exhibit, which runs through Jan. 28, showcases the role of pets in the lives of Islanders since the mid 19th century.

Cat's Meow to Leave Main Street as Alley Cat Says Goodbye

After 25 years, Daisy Kimberly's Alley Cat is about to sound its last purr as the eclectic Main street boutique in Vineyard Haven is set to close. Mrs. Kimberly said the store will close its doors for good on Jan. 31.

Rare Find: Atlantic Sturgeon Washes Up on Vineyard

An Atlantic sturgeon, once common around the Vineyard but virtually unseen here since the late 1960s, washed up on the north shore on Friday. Fisheries and wildlife officials are investigating the rare find.

Girls' Hockey Wins Nan Rheault Tournament

The girls' varsity hockey team defeated Scituate and Quincy/North Quincy to win the 14th annual Nan Rheault Tournament this weekend. The Vineyard girls have hosted the four-team tournament since its inception, but this marked the first time they had won.

Family Dance Party for the Park

The family that dances together . . . well, dances together. This time it’s for a great cause — ticket sales go to support the Niantic Park Playground Project.

Crepes With Jam Plus Acoustic Jam Sweeten Winter Doldrums

Nat's Nook opened as a creperie in Vineyard Haven last summer. And this winter it has brought music back to Main street, Vineyard Haven with a series of acoustic nights that offered all ages an opportunity to see the shows.