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

Leaves are turning and collecting on the sides of Island roads. Temperatures are dropping and thermostats are being adujusted. But the days are still beautiful and Vineyarders head out to enjoy the crisp October air.

October 24, 2013

The awards ceremony for the 68th Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby took place Sunday at Farm Neck Golf Club.   

October 20, 2013

With a nod to Charlie Brown, this is pumpkin month on the Vineyard. It is also derby time, and today is the awards ceremony as the fishing contest ends.

October 18, 2013

Scallops and goose, chickory and cranberry — all on the menu and all foraged at the fourth annual Local Wild Food Challenge, held Monday at the Rod and Gun Club.

October 15, 2013

Mid-October and thoughts turn to the final week of the derby, bay scallops, walks in the woods and dwindling beach days. Columbus day weekend brings many activities and visitors to the Vineyard. We hope you have a good one.

October 11, 2013

Runners from on-Island and off competed in the Gay Head 10K which helped to raise funds and awareness for the relocation of the Gay Head Lighthouse away from the eroding cliffs below.

October 7, 2013