Now the path of the new year leads us into February, another month that has its whole being in the season of winter.

February 26, 2021

Resident winter birds are plentiful in February during the stretch between winter and spring, and northbound migrants begin to arrive.

February 23, 2021

The light lingers well past five o'clock now, and the late day sky is streaked with fuchsia punctuated by scudding, slate-colored clouds.

February 21, 2021

All was calm as snow fell on the Vineyard Thursday and Friday, turning the Island into a Currier and Ives backdrop.

February 20, 2021

So far the Vineyard winter has been manageable – hardly mild, but certainly less intimidating than some in recent memory.

February 14, 2021

As snowstorms go, this one was well timed, arriving before the Super Bowl with generous warning from weather forecasters.

February 11, 2021

Who says you can't downhill ski on the Vineyard?

February 9, 2021

The Sunday snowflakes danced with the statues at the Field Gallery, covered stacked lobster pots in Menemsha, and clung to sheep's thick wool coats.

February 8, 2021

Snow is the companion of open fields and peaceful land, of hearthsides and the gray shingle of Island homes, of sledding hills and stonewalls up-Island, of the coastline that is our boundary with the sea.

February 7, 2021

Snow has a way of inviting us to see anew as it opens new vistas, which it seems to open up even as it decks them in white.

February 7, 2021

High tides and storm surge inundated the Island on Tuesday, washing over coastal dunes and forcing road closures after Monday's winter northeaster.

February 2, 2021

Regional high school students won nine Gold Key photography awards at the 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Winners move on to the national competition held in New York city.

February 2, 2021

The northeaster dumping snow across the region battered the Vineyard with high winds, sleet and early morning snowfall. It is expected to last into Tuesday afternoon.

February 1, 2021

January on the Vineyard and the crispness of winter has settled in, we think. Now is the time to remember the cozy joys of the snug world we call indoors.

January 31, 2021

They come armed with snow shovels, long underwear and blades of sharpened steel on their feet.

January 30, 2021

This year with the pandemic, the normally quiet down-Island main streets have turned ghostly, as the off-season tests the Vineyard winter economy and social fabric and in a way it has never been tested before.

January 28, 2021