In 2020 the Vineyard said goodbye to Islanders of many stripes. Readers are welcome and encouraged to add more names in the comment section.

December 29, 2020

Vineyard artists decided not to write off 2020. The months since March have revealed an Island scene that rewarded audiences with innovative new ways to engage with the arts.

December 28, 2020

Monday was the winter solstice, when the triumph of darkness over light is complete.

December 27, 2020

Winters takes its turn and the falcons are restless, just like you.

December 22, 2020

Much as a song grows out of the silence, the lights of Christmas are also with us again, illuminating this darkest moment in the year. It's a simple enough trick, really, but somehow it's always new. The lights speak to us from out of the darkness with a message of promise and of renewal.

December 20, 2020

In a history-making moment, director of emergency room medicine Dr. Karen Casper — who has battled the virus since March on the Island’s front lines — received the Island’s first dose of coronavirus vaccine early Thursday morning.

December 17, 2020

Santa, smiles and holiday spirit are everywhere on the Vineyard as Christmas quickly approaches.

December 16, 2020

In towns and fields, early mornings or the twinkle of twilight, on dusky dirt paths or well-heeled roads, the journey unfolds, one day at a time.

December 12, 2020

On Friday nights on Main street in Vineyard Haven the snow falls no matter what the temperature is, turning the town into a winter wonderland, courtesy some well-place snow machines.

December 12, 2020

The gift of nature has already been given, wrapped in early sunsets, the crunch of sand beneath brawny boots, trees waving hello from the horizon line.

December 5, 2020

Island elves light up Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs as the holiday season begins. 

November 30, 2020

The time of the gathering of the harvest is past, and all that remains of Thanksgiving are leftovers.

November 29, 2020

The poet Elizabeth Coatsworth wrote "The fires burn And the kettle sing, And earth sinks to rest Until next spring."

November 27, 2020

On Tuesday, the Chilmark School held their annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot.

November 26, 2020

TestMV has six full-time employees, as well as devoted volunteers, many of whom have begun working shifts every day to meet soaring demand.

November 26, 2020

November brings cooler weather and the arrival of winter residents, especially waterfowl.

November 25, 2020