Santa arrived via the Steamship Authority ferry at 2 p.m. on Sunday and led a small parade of families over to the Black Dog Taven for hot chocolate, cookies and photos.

December 17, 2012

Oak Bluffs' Ocean Park wears the colors of the season well with lights illuminating the gazebos and creating the illusion of more than a dozen Christmas trees and even reindeer.

December 16, 2012

A yearly tradition, the Gatchell family of Oak Bluffs has decked the halls of their County Road home to the hilt for the Christmas season.

December 11, 2012

The Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center observed the first night of Hanukkah on Saturday evening with a candle-lighting ceremony, musical performances and a potluck dinner with latkes. Hanukkah continues through the evening of Sunday, Dec. 16.

December 10, 2012

The Island celebrated Christmas in Edgartown with three days of events, including a parade down Main street on Saturday, a Teddy Bear Suite at the Habor View Hotel, a book signing by Clifford the Big Red Dog author Norman Bridwell, the annual Chowder Fest fundraiser and competition and decoration

December 10, 2012

Main street Edgartown was littered with candy and lined with smiling faces Saturday morning when the Christmas parade went on as planned despite some drizzle and fog. A crowd of children, parents, grandparents and dogs lined the sidewalks to cheer on a long procession of homespun floats.

December 8, 2012

The Chilmark School students were treated to a lunch and dessert last Friday at the Chilmark Community Center prepared by Chef Robert Lionette of Morning Glory Farm. Members of the community were invited to join the school for the meal.

December 7, 2012

The Island Community Chorus presented its annual holiday concert on Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown.

December 5, 2012

The students at the Tisbury School had more than just the bare necessities to make Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book come to life. Seventh and eight grade students brought beloved characters Mowgli, Baloo and Shere Kahan to the stage at the school gym on Friday and Saturday.

December 3, 2012

The Performing Arts Center was transformed into the Land of Sweets this weekend for the 15th annual Nutcracker Gala, held Saturday and Sunday at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School.

December 3, 2012

Crowds packed Post Office Square for the lighting of the Oak Bluffs Christmas tree on Wednesday night. The celebration kicked off with caroling and a performance by the Vineyard Haven Band, and ended with hot chocolate and a visit from Santa at nearby Dreamland.

November 30, 2012

The Rod and Gun readied for shotgun season Sunday with the annual Fall Shoot competition. Shotgun hunting season for deer opened Monday, Nov. 26 and continues through Friday, Dec. 8.

November 29, 2012

Hockey fans found temporarily relief from the NHL lockout last weekend when the semi-pro Cape Cod Bluefins visited the Martha’s Vineyard Arena to host the Danville Dashers.

November 29, 2012

The Martha’s Vineyard Prescribed Fire Partnership conducted a controlled burn at the Long Point Reservation in West Tisbury on Monday. The fire partnership reguarly prescribes burns for the region in order to reduce the potential of wildfires. 

November 27, 2012

Kiteboarders took advantage of the wind and surf at Philbin Beach this weekend.

November 25, 2012

Hay rides, birds of prey, wreath making and music were all part of the scene at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary's annual Fall Festival, held Friday. 

November 24, 2012