Think of winter not as a time of darkness but as a time of quiet pleasures. There will be snow and ice and bitter cold, to be sure, but there also will be days of crystalline sunshine and walks without another human soul in sight and long views through tree branches bare of leaves.

December 11, 2018

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

December 11, 2018

The Island’s premier high school choral group, the Minnesingers, performed a concert of seasonal favorites at the Old Whaling Church during the weekend's Christmas in Edgartown festivities.

December 10, 2018

The songs and the lights of Christmas break into the silence and darkness of December, this month of the long nights, spreading their warmth of hope and cheer.

December 9, 2018

Main street Edgartown was the place to be Saturday for the parade and holiday festivities that merrily rolled through town spreading joy to everyone.

December 8, 2018

This weekend Edgartown rolls out the holiday carpet for Christmas in Edgartown.

December 4, 2018

The Vineyard becomes a place of light in this season and offers opportunity to greet friends under the cheery lights of Main street in Vineyard Haven.

December 3, 2018

The Island is full of bright light and spirit, and everywhere on the Vineyard the message is the same. The holiday season of Christmas on the Vineyard begins. Travel the brightly decorated main streets of our villages and you will find the rhythm of Island life changing.

December 2, 2018

Once again the Oak Bluffs tree lighting gave the green light for all things Christmas to begin in earnest. It's now officially time to hang your wreaths and deck your halls with mistletoe.

November 29, 2018

Across the Vineyard, this holiday season unfolds in myriad small events that twinkle like so many lights on Island streets, in churches and schools. Looking about us in this season, we find fresh reasons to rejoice in calling the Vineyard home.

November 28, 2018

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 28, 2018

The potluck jams are a Chilmark offseason mainstay, with Island musicians performing two to three-song sets while listeners feast on the bounty of Vineyarders.

November 26, 2018

Hundreds of Islanders and visitors flocked to Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary in Edgartown Friday for the 38th annual fall festival.

November 25, 2018

This holiday weekend brings a moment to pause and to think about some of the more important things in life, the good health of the many lucky enough to have it and the willingness to share the abundance on our Island with those who may be less privileged and in need of help.

November 25, 2018

Beginning in the 1960s, Peter Simon's photographic career included political rallies and protests, the 60s hippie era, rock and roll portraits, Jamaica and its reggae stars, and his Island home and inhabitants which he documented for five decades.

November 21, 2018

This business of enjoying life is all a matter of frame of mind. The real secret of contentment is less a matter of what you have than of whether you have finally found your place. And as places go, it's hard to imagine one for which we could be more thankful than for this Island home.

November 18, 2018

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