Dawn broke on Sunday foggy, while later turning into a brilliant late September sun and the Steamship Wharf in Oak Bluffs lined with children for the Kids Derby. Windsurfers raced through whitecaps off State Beach.

September 29, 2019

Veterans arrived on the Vineyard this week to fish the Derby in the American Saltwater Heroes Fishing Challenge. All are recovering from injuries sustained in Iraq and Afghanistan.

September 26, 2019

Acorns fall from oak trees, plinking off the roofs of houses and sheds, plunking onto dry ground and crunching underfoot during hikes. Flocks of swallows fly to winter homes, making their way south with other September air travelers.

September 26, 2019

Angels Helping Animals held a meet and greet at the Black Dog, the first step towards finding each dog a loving family.  

September 25, 2019

As the season turns from summer to fall, summer bird residents start to depart for their winter homes while others visit the Vineyard as they fly southward.

September 24, 2019

"Right now we are the ones who are making a difference. If no one else will take action, then we will."

September 23, 2019

A steady stream of kids walked back and forth across the Oak Bluffs Steamship Authority wharf, their hands holding scup and sea bass.

September 23, 2019

Around us, the natural world is responding to the changes as we are poised between summer and fall. Birds are migrating, poison ivy vines along forest paths are turning crimson and caterpillars are on the move, hunting good spots to spin their cocoons.

September 22, 2019

Heading into the second week of the Derby, the word was all about the weather; good, bad, windy, rainy and sunny.

September 18, 2019

he Pride of Baltimore II is a uniquely built ship based on the historic design of the Baltimore Clipper.

September 17, 2019

It began as a bicycle race, and forty-two years later Tivoli Day is the end-of-summer celebration of Oak Bluffs.

September 16, 2019

Over 600 runners and 17 teams participated in the annual Cross Country Invitational on Saturday. Vineyard athletic fields were packed with tents, hammocks and huddles as racers prepared for the challenging 5K course that looped through the Manuel Correllus State Forest.

September 16, 2019

The sights and sounds of September measure the Island year better than any calendar. Look to the longer evening shadows under a sinking sun, to the bow of sunflowers and to the song of crickets and cicada.

September 15, 2019

The reels are oiled. The rods are checked, the lures are packed into tackle boxes.

September 12, 2019

This weekend the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) gathered for its annual powwow — a two-day celebration of tribal heritage that includes drumming, dancing, eating and the culture of native peoples that have occupied the Vineyard for more than 13,000 years.

September 10, 2019

Dorian gave weather watchers a lot to talk about as they watched the sky on Friday. But the main event took place in darkness and was largely over by dawn. That is when adventurers took to the water for surfing, kiteboarding and fishing.

September 9, 2019