A large holiday crowd of kids wearing red antlers and parents sipping hot cocoa filled Post Office Square Wednesday evening for the annual Oak Bluffs tree lighting.

December 5, 2019

Winter avian residents arrive and the occasional rare birds move through the Island in December, as winter begins.

December 5, 2019

This morning the Island had its first real snowfall. The day dawned slate gray, the air was still. Then the first few flakes began to fall.

December 3, 2019

We began the celebration by giving thanks for all the good things of the earth, and for our enjoyment of them in this season of harvest. Then, at some point in the feast, came the moment when we amaze ourselves by somehow finding room for that slice of pumpkin pie.

December 1, 2019

Bundled up to battle the chilly wind, hundreds of Islanders and visitors flocked to Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary in Edgartown Friday for the 39th annual fall festival.

November 30, 2019

From the Steamship wharf to the Lagoon Pond drawbridge, decades old, family-owned businesses line the Vineyard Haven waterfront.

November 27, 2019

Fall is surely a favorite season for Vineyard walking. The golds in the woods are gleaming, the reds are extravagantly bold, the huckleberry bushes and cranberry bogs are crimson. Ponds glimmer deep blue and skies are crystal clear when the sun shines.

November 26, 2019

With Thanksgiving just days away the Fall Farmers' Market was bustling.

November 25, 2019

November brings cooler weather and the arrival of winter residents, especially waterfowl. Transient migrants continue to be found, including some summer resident species, though they appear in newer numbers.

November 24, 2019

Now is the season for a catching of breath, a pause for reflection, a counting of blessings. On the Vineyard we are in that heartbeat between the summer from which we are still recovering and the holidays about to rush upon us.

November 24, 2019

Now is the time for leisurely drives on roads where traffic is the exception, not the rule, down lanes that are deserted in the chill of deepening autumn. Most of all, it is the time for walks.

November 17, 2019

The Island honored its veterans on Monday, Nov. 11 with a parade in Oak Bluffs and a display of patriotic pride at the Avenue of Flags in Vineyard Haven.

November 11, 2019

The Cardboard Box was filled with Islanders and musicians to help Sabrina Luening, a well-known singer who was airlifted to Boston after suffering a stroke.

November 10, 2019

November is the month the Island season truly turns, and the sensations of change are as vivid and dramatic as the advent of summer. The hours of daylight grow ever shorter, and even the sunniest day begins in gray mists.

November 10, 2019

Pumpkins were carved, costumes were made, and plans were made. Unfortunately Mother Nature had other plans for Halloween.

November 4, 2019

Sixty minutes doesn't seem that much of a change, and for most a single hour's difference means only minor adjustments in our everyday lives.

November 2, 2019

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