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

Marking the start of the Island Cup schedule, the high school hosted a bonfire Wednesday night, attended by teachers, coaches, players and students alike.

October 27, 2022

Carl Sandburg wrote: The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on. The Vineyard was cloaked for most of the week until the sun started breaking through Thursday.

October 27, 2022

October is the peak migration season, as birds fly south on clear, cool, and calm nights.

October 27, 2022

Orange pumpkins added just the right color on Saturday as families carved Jack O'lanterns, made their way through mazes, took their chance in the pie-eating contest and tapped their toes to the sounds of Delanie and Johnny, and the Pickpocket Bluegrass Band at this year's Harvest Festival.

October 24, 2022

Autumn days this year have been wonderful with mild temperatures conducive to all the best the Vineyard has to offer.

October 23, 2022

Tribal descendants from the Vineyard and Puerto Rico brought their shared history to the stage in a work-in-progress piece that blended dance, film and spoken word.

October 18, 2022

Pumpkins share the stage with hayrides, farm food and live music at the Morning Glory Pumpkin Festival.

October 16, 2022

A last fish weighed in. And then a bell rang and the 77th annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby came to an end Saturday night.

October 16, 2022

Scallopers are in the ponds now, the days are shortening in rapid succession and the porch is stacked with wood for evening fires.

October 16, 2022

Islanders know October is one of the prettiest months and gives them yet another excuse to celebrate the matchless joys of the Vineyard.

October 15, 2022

The fifth annual Ladyfest music festival transformed Circuit avenue in Oak Bluffs for a day of music, vendors and fundraising for the domestic violence program CONNECT to End Violence.

October 13, 2022

With just one week remaining in the 77th Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, anything can happen, especially with the number of fish crossing the scales each day.

October 11, 2022

For all of us, this three-day weekend is festive, as befits a moment in the year when we first feel the sharp tang of autumn and realize that we can no longer take for granted this season's balmy weather. Each day is a more sharply appreciated gift.

October 9, 2022