For the moment, we can't see any drawbacks to this mild winter. While those north of us will be digging out from snow, the Vineyard woke to rain . . . lots of rain.

January 20, 2019

The Performing Arts Center hosted two sold out shows by American Muslim dancer and choreographer Amirah Sackett that included everyone from seniors to children, many of whom Ms. Sackett visited with during her two-week residency on the Island.

January 14, 2019

Unlike the wet, rainy winds in spring, the soft winds of summer or the rustly, quickening breezes of fall, the winter wind is a sound all its own.

January 10, 2019

In a dream, I watched you ride the horse Over the dry fields and then Dismount: you two walked together; In the dark, you had no shadows. But I felt them coming toward me Since at night they go anywhere, They are their own masters.

January 9, 2019

This winter the 120-year-old Vose family boathouse is undergoing significant renovations from underneath.

January 9, 2019

On Saturday birders covered the Island to count individuals and species in the 59th annual Christmas Bird Count, taking place around the world.

January 7, 2019

Hardy Islanders and music lovers filled the Chilmark Community Center Saturday night for an evening of songs, fellowship and good food.

January 7, 2019

There is a better way to look at this new season. The sun in winter will now turn back toward the Northern Hemisphere, toward the Vineyard.

January 6, 2019

On Tuesday morning at the first tick past midnight, a new year begins. Champagne corks will pop in households around the Island, and earlier on Monday Vineyarders will bid adieu to 2018.

December 30, 2018

Among the Islanders who died in 2018 was Ed Jerome former Edgartown principal and longtime leader of the Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby.

December 27, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard, it is fair to say, could also be dubbed Artful Island.

December 27, 2018

Think of winter not as a time of darkness but as a time of quiet pleasures. There will be snow and ice and bitter cold, to be sure, but there also will be days of crystalline sunshine and walks without another human soul in sight and long views through tree branches bare of leaves.

December 27, 2018

Winter avian residents arrive and the occasional rare birds move through the Island in December, as winter begins.

December 27, 2018

The story of a year on the Island as told through pictures of people and events — from ordinary to extraordinary.

December 27, 2018

The Island is full of bright light and spirit, and everywhere on the Vineyard the message is the same. The holiday season of Christmas on the Vineyard is in full swing. Travel the brightly decorated main streets of our villages and you will find the rhythm of Island life changing.

December 20, 2018

Natural highlights for the year that was included a pod of about 150 dolphins frolicking not far off Menemsha.

December 19, 2018