It's pouring torrents of rain on the Vineyard this morning, with high winds and dangerous seas. Probably not a good day to grab the dip net and bushel and head out scalloping.

October 31, 2014
October 30, 2014

New faces and tell-tale bits of straw are popping up all over the Island this week, which means one thing: Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School's annual scarecrow festival has arrived. This year's theme was literary characters.

October 28, 2014

The Martha's Vineyard Museum combined Halloween festivities with a party to celebrate Nancy Luce's 200th birthday party.

October 26, 2014

October 26, and gremlins and hobgoblins are creating and trying on costumes for next week as their parents pull on their waders and pull out the peep sights to peer down at Island ponds for a tasty dinner treat.

October 23, 2014

Bay scallop season is underway on the Vineyard, and scallopers are out on the water rain or shine. Join Albert O. Fischer for a look at the scalloping scene on Menemsha Pond.

October 23, 2014

The 70th annual Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby begins Sunday, Sept. 13 and continues through Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. For more information, visit the derby's website.

October 20, 2014

Halfway through October; the days are mild and the nights have a bite of cool about them. The wind is blowing and the leaves are in the air. But let's hold off on pulling out the rake another day and head out to the beach for a walk while we can still feel the warmth of the sun on our faces.

October 16, 2014
October 16, 2014

Chefs of all ages and skill levels gathered Monday for the fifth annual Local Wild Food Challenge, where local ingredients that are foraged or caught get a starring role on the plate.

October 14, 2014

A heroes' welcome greeted wounded soldiers arriving Sunday for the sixth annual American Heroes Saltwater Challenge.

October 14, 2014

Fern and Feather Day Camp started in 1964. Fifty years later, generations of campers have come to know and love Vineyard ecology through attending camp each summer.

October 12, 2014

Perhaps the long Columbus Day weekend will bring one more swim, maybe the last of the year, or the last few walks without a jacket. Time to pull quilts and sweaters out of hiding, stock the woodpile, and prepare for the first frost.

October 9, 2014

The weather was gray and drizzly Saturday, but that didn't put a damper on homegrown fun and festivities at the Living Local Fall Festival.

October 5, 2014

The tips of certain tree branches are changing colors, pond edges are attaining a golden hue, and blueberry bushes are perking up with that trademark red.  It must be October.

October 2, 2014

Tarpaulin Cove in autumn is among the most serene of places. It is a distant harbor, situated close by. The tiny cove on the south side of Naushon is rich in history going back centuries.

September 30, 2014