Two new residents arrived at Island Alpaca in Oak Bluffs earlier this month. The additions resemble the 31 alpacas on the farm but are taller, with longer snouts and pointier ears, defining them as llamas and the new protectors of the herd.

April 19, 2023

The spring migration is in full force in April as summer visitors come north while winter residents depart. Osprey, greater yellowlegs, piping plovers and double-crested cormorants arrive with southerly winds.

April 18, 2023

The buds are fat on roadside bushes, and the birds proclaim the season in their full morning chorus.

April 18, 2023

Volunteers gathered at Lobsterville Beach Saturday morning to take part in dune restoration efforts led by the Natural Resources Group of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).

April 17, 2023

April begins on a whim, celebrating the art of foolishness and ends, at least here on the Island, with a clarity of purpose.

April 16, 2023

Edgartown, Oak Bluffs and West Tisbury hold their annual town meetings on the Vineyard's own Super Tuesday.

April 12, 2023

Now the pace of Island life will quicken in the rush toward summer. The days and weeks ahead will bring seasonal fits and starts, a setback or two and then an avalanche of green and the bright blooms of daffodils, lilacs and wild apple. The turn of the season is at hand.

April 10, 2023

Lots of smiles, fish, and hot dogs, and family fun at the annual Kids Trout Tournament.

April 9, 2023

Putting aside the angry disruptions of the odd northeaster or two, this spring so far has been a soft and enticing prelude to summer.

April 9, 2023

The Flying Horses carousel opened its 148th season on Saturday, and hundreds of kids and parents flocked to the carousel to wait in line, choose a horse, and reach for the coveted brass ring that allows for an extra ride free of charge.

April 8, 2023

At the Tisbury School service members from Coast Guard Station Menemsha join students and staff every Thursday for half the day.

April 6, 2023

Islanders can take solace from the fact that this dance of one step forward, two back, is the norm and not the exception where our season of spring is concerned.

April 2, 2023

It is March and, as expected, the pace of the northward migration has increased. Southwesterly winds brought a variety of birds northward. Can spring and summer be far behind?

March 28, 2023

Both floors of the Oak Bluffs Library were transformed into a spacious 18-hole course for a Putts $ Pints fundraiser.

March 27, 2023

For five days every March, the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival creates a full schedule of documentary and feature film.

March 27, 2023