Volunteers Give Thanks by Giving Back at Family to Family Program

On Friday afternoon, about a half dozen high school football players arrived at the First Baptist Church in Vineyard Haven. Prayer time before the big game? No, they were there to help distribute food for the Family to Family program which helps local families in need receive a Thanksgiving meal.

Road Trip and Remembrance

My weekend garden activities were cut short this past week. Violet and I took a day trip to Boston. We were privileged to hear a concert at Symphony Hall with Itzhak Perlman.

Drumstick or Thigh?

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, one that commemorates survival through a hard season, friends and family spending time together, communities rallying around and supporting those in need, and food, food, food!

Talking Thanksgiving Turkey

Now that you have made many decisions about your Thanksgiving turkey, let me tell you a thing or two about the bird you are going to demolish.

Thanksgiving 2013

Indian summer days stretched on this year as if they would have no end: late season swimming practically bumped into early season scalloping but finally the natural world has come to its senses. The last of the leaves blew down early this week with a ferocious wind driven down from Canada on bitterly cold air.

Pre-Thanksgiving Storm Batters Island, Hampering Travel

Ferry service to the Vineyard resumed mid-morning Wednesday after early morning cancellations in a gale-force storm that is lashing the East Coast on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

The Reality Check On Holiday Food Coma

It’s that time of year when it seems everything revolves around food. Thanksgiving dinners, savory crispy latkes sizzling for Hanukkah, Christmas parties, baking, Kwanzaa feasts: this season is full of culinary temptation.