The Island, in all its variety, is a wonderful place to walk — in the woods and fields, across the beaches, sunrise and sunset. Lisa Vanderhoop grabs her camera and explores her up-Island favorite places, with a keen eye attuned to wildlife and her love, photographing dogs.

February 26, 2022

Resident winter birds are plentiful in February during the stretch between winter and spring, and northbound migrants begin to arrive.

February 24, 2022

Presidents' Day is Monday, and Islanders will celebrate the holiday, albeit quietly: perhaps with a brisk hike at Wasque or Menemsha Hills.

February 20, 2022

After 20 cold, grueling miles through four Island towns, this year’s Martha’s Vineyard 20 Miler ended with a distinctively local twist, when a Vineyarder crossed the finish line first.

February 19, 2022

February sits opposite August in our yearly rotation, each the final full month before the equinox.

February 19, 2022

Snow has a way of inviting us to see anew as it opens new vistas, especially in the deep woods, which it seems to open up even as it decks them in white.

February 15, 2022

Island women escaping homelessness have a powerful new ally in the Cottagers, Inc. Nearly 100 members strong, the all-female philanthropic group based in Oak Bluffs is teaming up with the nonprofit Harbor Homes, Inc.

February 15, 2022

The light lingers longer, a few warm days hint at something new to come. The Island unfolds at its own pace which can be yours too if you let it.

February 12, 2022

On Monday firefighting teams from the three down-Island towns responded to a call at 319 Main street where a blaze was in full progress. By Tuesday, the house was reduced to rubble.

February 7, 2022

A blizzard arrived with force and depth as if to say, this winter is far from over. It was a weekend warrior, hitting its stride on Saturday.

February 5, 2022

After Saturday's blizzard, Sunday brought sunshine, cold temperatures and a stunning blanket of white all over the Island — along with lots of digging out, sleigh riding and tentative walks on slippery streets.

January 30, 2022

It seems such a constant that we notice it most when it ceases. The wind swirls in from the sea and combs the Vineyard in all seasons.

January 30, 2022

Wind-driven snow was falling heavily on the Vineyard Saturday morning as a powerful blizzard landed on the Vineyard.

January 29, 2022

It is these concerns of the day that turn us to poets and philosophers to define the importance of the coming of any new year: Housman reflected on the "beauty of the death-struck year."

January 27, 2022

New cases of Covid-19 are on the decline following a surge that saw record case counts.

January 27, 2022

Winter birds are settled in on the Vineyard, and feeders are busier in January as birds look for reliable sources of food in snow and cold temperatures.

January 25, 2022