The weekend before Thanksgiving and Islanders busy themselves stocking up at grocery stores, raking leaves from their yards, and stealing away for a hike.

November 22, 2013

A caravan-style car drove off the end of the Steamship Authority dock and was trapped underwater with four patients inside. 

November 18, 2013

Approximately one hour after Tobias Vanderhoop was elected chairman of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head, members gathered for an evening of celebration and dancing.

November 18, 2013

There is always something magical with the first snowfall of the season. Tuesday turned into a winter wonderland and Islanders headed outside and frolicked in an unusual weather event for this early in November.

November 14, 2013

November 12, a day when thoughts begin to turn to Thanksgiving plans, but rarely snow on the Vineyard. Islanders kept their eyes to the sky as the first snowfall of the year fell.

November 12, 2013

Roses are still blooming, orange leaves still line the streets. And yet the first snowfall of the season has arrived, swirling through the air and, in some spots, blanketing the still green lawns and sections of the quiet streets.

November 12, 2013

Bundled up against the chill on a sunny, blustery day, Vineyarders turned out for the annual Veterans Day parade and remembrance ceremony, held in Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs. 

November 11, 2013

Off-season on Martha's Vineyard has its own charms. The Island is quieter now. The white sand beaches are largely empty, and leaves that created a soft green canopy in the summer have turned yellow and orange and begun to fall. Nature seems to reassert itself.

November 8, 2013

As November days pass it is the perfect time of year for long hikes along up-Island paths and over deserted beaches. On Veterans Day weekend we take the time to thank all those that served their country.

November 8, 2013

The undefeated boys soccer team plays Medway Wednesday in the semifinals of the south sectional division three state tournament. Game time is 4:30 p.m. at the Canton High School. Two fan buses are sold out.

November 6, 2013

The Vineyard varsity boys' soccer team defeated visiting Scituate 2-1 on Monday evening in the quarterfinals of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Association division three south section tournament.

November 4, 2013

Another seasonal change as we turn our clocks back an hour Sunday. But the scallops are plenty and the air is crisp and clear and welcoming for a good long walk.

November 1, 2013

The return of Halloween brings candy, costumes and — at least here on Martha's Vineyard — handcrafted scarecrows in front of dozens of Island businesses.

October 30, 2013

The regional high school Homecoming dance took place Oct. 26 at Flatbread. 

October 29, 2013

Though spared the worst of Sandy's wrath, the so-called "superstorm" that arrived one year ago Tuesday brought surging tides and waves that flooded streets, reformed the landscape of Lucy Vincent Beach, ripped apart asphalt and undermined the stability of roads.

October 29, 2013

What better time to share some verses of poetry with leaves changing and frost on the pumpkin.

October 24, 2013