Chilmark Chocolates sent shock waves across the Island with their intentions to close, and on Dec. 18, they will close for good after 33 years.

December 12, 2019

Snow fell on the Island this week. Though still early December, it was beautiful, frosting oaks and pines with fluffy white snowflakes just as town workers and shopkeepers on the Vineyard began their annual labor of festooning streets and store windows with holiday lights.

December 12, 2019

Even as the days grow shorter and darker and the first day of winter approaches, Edgartown turns brighter and depends on the lovely strings of seasonal lights and decorations to illuminate the coming of Christmas in Edgartown weekend.

December 12, 2019

The wonders of snow falling up-Island fascinates and enchants us. Henry David Thoreau perhaps phrased it best: "How full of creative genius is the air in which these [snowflakes] are generated. I should hardly admire them more if real stars fell and lodged on my coat!"

December 12, 2019

The pace of life always quickens as Christmas draws near. To-do lists grow longer and days grow shorter, and the spirit of the season is often lost amid the flurry of activity that marks a Vineyard December.

December 9, 2019

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

December 9, 2019

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

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

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