Once again the Oak Bluffs tree lighting gave the green light for all things Christmas to begin in earnest. It's now officially time to hang your wreaths and deck your halls with mistletoe.

November 29, 2018

Across the Vineyard, this holiday season unfolds in myriad small events that twinkle like so many lights on Island streets, in churches and schools. Looking about us in this season, we find fresh reasons to rejoice in calling the Vineyard home.

November 28, 2018

November brings cooler weather and the arrival of winter residents, especially waterfowl. Transient migrants continue to be found, including some summer resident species, though they appear in newer numbers.

November 28, 2018

The potluck jams are a Chilmark offseason mainstay, with Island musicians performing two to three-song sets while listeners feast on the bounty of Vineyarders.

November 26, 2018

Hundreds of Islanders and visitors flocked to Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary in Edgartown Friday for the 38th annual fall festival.

November 25, 2018

This holiday weekend brings a moment to pause and to think about some of the more important things in life, the good health of the many lucky enough to have it and the willingness to share the abundance on our Island with those who may be less privileged and in need of help.

November 25, 2018

Beginning in the 1960s, Peter Simon's photographic career included political rallies and protests, the 60s hippie era, rock and roll portraits, Jamaica and its reggae stars, and his Island home and inhabitants which he documented for five decades.

November 21, 2018

This business of enjoying life is all a matter of frame of mind. The real secret of contentment is less a matter of what you have than of whether you have finally found your place. And as places go, it's hard to imagine one for which we could be more thankful than for this Island home.

November 18, 2018

Treats for both diners and those harvesting them, bay scallops are a staple of many an Islander's fall. Bay scalloping has become the backbone of the off-season economy, giving draggers the ability to make a solid day's pay in the dead of winter.

November 15, 2018

Here on the Vineyard the frost is on last month's pumpkin, and the bird bath has a thin sheet of ice. Finally time to turn off the outdoor shower and roll up the hose. Fill your bird feeder and keep your soup on the stove simmering all day.

November 15, 2018

The Island honored its veterans on the eleventh day of the eleventh month with a parade in Oak Bluffs and a display of patriotic pride at the Avenue of Flags in Vineyard Haven.

November 12, 2018

The Island community joins the rest of the nation today, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, to remember and honor the millions of men and women who fought with bravery and served this country with distinction in the times of war and peace. Veterans Day 2018.

November 11, 2018

Martha's Vineyard voters were lining up early to cast ballots Tuesday in the much-anticipated mid-term election.

November 6, 2018

November is the month the Island season truly turns, and the sensations of change are as vivid and dramatic as the advent of summer. The hours of daylight grow ever shorter, and even the sunniest day begins in gray mists.

November 1, 2018

Fall is surely a favorite season for Vineyard walking. The golds in the woods are gleaming, the reds are extravagantly bold, the huckleberry bushes and cranberry bogs are crimson. Ponds glimmer deep blue and skies are crystal clear when the sun shines.

November 1, 2018

With window decorations, carved pumpkins lining walkways and so many homes participating, it's not surprising much of the Island migrates toward Vineyard Haven on Halloween. And William street is the nucleus for Halloween activity on the Island.

November 1, 2018