In a preemptive move before carb loading on Thursday, the Chilmark School held their annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot.

November 23, 2022

November brings cooler weather and the arrival of winter residents, especially waterfowl. Transient migrants continue to be found, including some summer resident species, though they appear in newer numbers.

November 22, 2022

There is plenty to be thankful for this upcoming week. We are thankful for the beauty of this place, for the early morning November ground fog that hovers over the fields and rolling woodlands of West Tisbury, for the pale orange sunrise that climbs over the eastern edge of Chappaquiddick.

November 20, 2022

Adding to the wonder of the Island in autumn is the changing foliage. Leaves have been showing their fall colors. Bold greens are changing to reds, browns, and yellows, and falling to the ground, bringing a crunch to each step.

November 15, 2022

Rain enforces a soggy humility, reminding us that we are not in charge. “Rain or shine,” we bravely declare, and in a few cases we actually make good on that promise.

November 13, 2022

A porbeagle shark sighting in Vineyard Haven harbor caused quite a stir Friday afternoon, as Islanders flocked to the harborfront to witness the visit.

November 11, 2022

Raising Old Glory in the Avenue of Flags in Vineyard Haven and a parade through downtown Oak Bluffs were among the observances Friday as the Vineyard paid tribute on Veterans Day on the Island.

November 11, 2022

The long season of political campaigning is winding down and today registered Vineyard voters headed to the polls to decide the shape of our political leadership in the critical years ahead.

November 8, 2022

In the early hours Tuesday morning a total lunar eclipse highlighted the Vineyard skies. This is when the full moon slips into the earth's shadow.

November 8, 2022

In May 1994, nearly 40 Vineyarders traveled to a town in the foothills of the White Mountains in New Hampshire to take down a 1905 dairy barn; after five days, the crew packed up the trucks and headed back to West Tisbury.

November 7, 2022

November is the month the Island season truly turns, and the sensations of change are as vivid and dramatic as the advent of summer.

November 6, 2022

Halloween on the Vineyard never fails to bring out the ghosts and ghoulies in young and old alike.

November 1, 2022

Vineyarders were the victors on Saturday as the football team, and both girls and boys soccer teams pulled out wins against Nantucket.

October 31, 2022

The rhythms in the Island’s human community echo the new melody in the natural world around us. You can hear it in the song of Canada geese, honking southbound, and you can see it in the bright blooms of chrysanthemums in village dooryards.

October 30, 2022

The family of scarecrows that has made a home in Vineyard Haven can’t manage to scare people away. Main street has been jammed with cars that slow to a snail’s pace as drivers and passengers check out Tisbury’s Halloween visitors.

October 29, 2022

One of the most engaging aspects of observing nature is that every once in a while there is behavior that appears to be mostly, if not entirely, about play, about having fun for fun’s sake.

October 29, 2022