A porbeagle shark sighting in Vineyard Haven harbor caused quite a stir Friday afternoon, as Islanders flocked to the harborfront to witness the visit.

November 11, 2022

Raising Old Glory in the Avenue of Flags in Vineyard Haven and a parade through downtown Oak Bluffs were among the observances Friday as the Vineyard paid tribute on Veterans Day on the Island.

November 11, 2022

The long season of political campaigning is winding down and today registered Vineyard voters headed to the polls to decide the shape of our political leadership in the critical years ahead.

November 8, 2022

In the early hours Tuesday morning a total lunar eclipse highlighted the Vineyard skies. This is when the full moon slips into the earth's shadow.

November 8, 2022

In May 1994, nearly 40 Vineyarders traveled to a town in the foothills of the White Mountains in New Hampshire to take down a 1905 dairy barn; after five days, the crew packed up the trucks and headed back to West Tisbury.

November 7, 2022

November is the month the Island season truly turns, and the sensations of change are as vivid and dramatic as the advent of summer.

November 6, 2022

Halloween on the Vineyard never fails to bring out the ghosts and ghoulies in young and old alike.

November 1, 2022

Vineyarders were the victors on Saturday as the football team, and both girls and boys soccer teams pulled out wins against Nantucket.

October 31, 2022

The rhythms in the Island’s human community echo the new melody in the natural world around us. You can hear it in the song of Canada geese, honking southbound, and you can see it in the bright blooms of chrysanthemums in village dooryards.

October 30, 2022

The family of scarecrows that has made a home in Vineyard Haven can’t manage to scare people away. Main street has been jammed with cars that slow to a snail’s pace as drivers and passengers check out Tisbury’s Halloween visitors.

October 29, 2022

One of the most engaging aspects of observing nature is that every once in a while there is behavior that appears to be mostly, if not entirely, about play, about having fun for fun’s sake.

October 29, 2022

Marking the start of the Island Cup schedule, the high school hosted a bonfire Wednesday night, attended by teachers, coaches, players and students alike.

October 27, 2022

Carl Sandburg wrote: The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on. The Vineyard was cloaked for most of the week until the sun started breaking through Thursday.

October 27, 2022

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

October 27, 2022

Orange pumpkins added just the right color on Saturday as families carved Jack O'lanterns, made their way through mazes, took their chance in the pie-eating contest and tapped their toes to the sounds of Delanie and Johnny, and the Pickpocket Bluegrass Band at this year's Harvest Festival.

October 24, 2022

Autumn days this year have been wonderful with mild temperatures conducive to all the best the Vineyard has to offer.

October 23, 2022