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.
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, was expected to wind down by early Wednesday. Public schools and some government buildings will remain closed on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.