Though much of Saturday featured heavy rain, snow fell on the Vineyard in the evening and the Island awoke to a dusting of crunchy, icy snow.

December 31, 2012

The year in review holds heavy for many, but offers up a bright future for others.

December 27, 2012

Boats were canceled, Five Corners was closed, and the hub of Vineyard Haven was shut down by heavy rains.

December 27, 2012

High winds and lashing rain forced the closure of Beach Road between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown as high seas flooded the road making it impassable.

December 27, 2012

Photographer Timothy Johnson records scenes of the Vineyard over Christmas.

December 26, 2012
December 20, 2012

The muted colors of nature reflect the winter landscape of Lobsterville.

December 20, 2012

Menemsha harbor is all lit up with holiday cheer.

December 20, 2012

Downtown West Tisbury welcomes shoppers to Alley's General Store.

December 20, 2012

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