Treats for both diners and those harvesting them, bay scallops are a staple of many an Islander's fall. Bay scalloping has become the backbone of the off-season economy, giving draggers the ability to make a solid day's pay in the dead of winter.

November 15, 2018

Here on the Vineyard the frost is on last month's pumpkin, and the bird bath has a thin sheet of ice. Finally time to turn off the outdoor shower and roll up the hose. Fill your bird feeder and keep your soup on the stove simmering all day.

November 15, 2018

The Island honored its veterans on the eleventh day of the eleventh month with a parade in Oak Bluffs and a display of patriotic pride at the Avenue of Flags in Vineyard Haven.

November 12, 2018

The Island community joins the rest of the nation today, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, to remember and honor the millions of men and women who fought with bravery and served this country with distinction in the times of war and peace. Veterans Day 2018.

November 11, 2018

Martha's Vineyard voters were lining up early to cast ballots Tuesday in the much-anticipated mid-term election.

November 6, 2018

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 1, 2018

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 1, 2018

With window decorations, carved pumpkins lining walkways and so many homes participating, it's not surprising much of the Island migrates toward Vineyard Haven on Halloween. And William street is the nucleus for Halloween activity on the Island.

November 1, 2018

Halloween looms around the corner on Wednesday, Oct. 31, but Edgartown didn't wait until the witching hour to get spooky. Main street businesses opened their doors for trick-or-treating from noon to 3 p.m.

October 29, 2018

With Halloween just days away, the Agricultural Hall turned festive Saturday morning as vendors at the Winter Farmers' Market vied for the coveted title of "Best Vendor Costume."

October 29, 2018

October is a month for taking stock, its waning light and colder air kindling an appreciation for the season so suddenly behind us. It's also a month to appreciate in its own right, for its gifts of apple cider, for the windfall of an Indian Summer day after a chilling frost.

October 28, 2018

Now that Halloween season has descended upon the Island and other buildings have draped their porches in cobwebs and critters, the Martha's Vineyard Museum has brushed off theirs, revealing a fully-restored, and decidedly non-scary period facade.

October 25, 2018

Whether watching the sunset at Lobsterville or the sunrise at Lucy Vincent, whether casting at Edgartown Lighthouse or viewing Devil's Bridge from Gay Head Light, Islanders know October is one of the prettiest months and gives them yet another excuse to celebrate the matchless joys of the Vineyar

October 25, 2018

October is the peak migration season, as birds fly south on clear, cool, and calm nights.

October 24, 2018

Throngs of music lovers crowded a closed down Circuit avenue in Oak Bluffs to celebrate Island women in music.

October 23, 2018

Now that the derby is over, the talk of the Island is about change, about a time of year when the pace of Vineyard life slows enough to enjoy the seasonal gifts of autumn, a period of noble days and cool nights. Our year is in transition, caught before the first hard frost.

October 17, 2018

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