Resident winter birds are plentiful in February during the stretch between winter and spring, and northbound migrants begin to arrive. Send your bird sightings to, and keep up with all the avian action through the Bird News column.

February 19, 2020

During the holiday weekend the place to be was the Performing Arts Center for the regional high school's production of Big Fish. Playing four shows to packed house, the cast included nearly 50 students, along with some adults, a live orchestra, a mermaid, an elephant and so much more. 

February 17, 2020

Since the darkest days of the winter solstice, more than half an hour of light has already been added to each Island day. Almost two months, already, have been subtracted from the term of this winter.

February 16, 2020

The Ritz serves as the center of it all — making live music one of the few Vineyard activities that are truly year-round and accessible. And Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish are regulars at the Circuit ave club.

February 15, 2020

Vineyard Gazette photographers won five awards for excellence in journalism by the New England Newspaper and Press Association this weekend.

February 10, 2020

From calm to stormy, gray to colorful, the landscape carves its own shape each season. Each hour brings a new turn to the potter's wheel, be it a weathered shingle or a wave crashing upon a rock or a colorful buoy taking a time out upon the sand.

February 9, 2020

Streets, beaches, trails, dockside — they all take on a different character when not populated with the human character.

February 1, 2020

Only five days left in January and the Island now enters a final run through the back side of winter. The weather of our wintry season has been anything but predictable to this point. All the patterns seem confused and perhaps it will remain so until the gathering of another Vineyard spring.

January 26, 2020

A little taste of winter is just about perfect on these still mild January days. The cold and snow will come soon enough, we're sure.

January 23, 2020

For people who frequent land bank properties, the experience is more than just getting some exercise, it’s about getting back in touch with the core character of the Island — what made people fall in love with it in the first place.

January 22, 2020

Winter birds are settled in on the Vineyard, and feeders are busier in January as birds look for reliable sources of food in snow and cold temperatures. Send bird sightings to and follow the latest avian activity through the Gazette Bird News column.

January 22, 2020

This week, winter has shown us the most amiable of smiles. There's no holding a New England winter to any constancy; its whims are enshrined in folklore and all our memories.

January 19, 2020

The Tisbury School's fifth through eighth grade classes returned to their homerooms after a semester at the regional high school.

January 14, 2020

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

January 12, 2020

There's novelty in snow that falls overnight, squeaks underfoot in morning and yields to broom rather than shovel. In the glittering sunlight of early morning, the snow blossoms sparkled down from trees in puffs of breeze until it almost seemed to be snowing from a sky of brilliant blue.

January 8, 2020

On Saturday birders fanned out across the Island to count individuals and species in the 60th annual Christmas Bird Count, taking place around the world.

January 6, 2020