Beachgoers still flock to Lucy Vincent Beach in the off-season, braving the wind and chill to walk the fine-sand shore, and look for treasure among the wrack line.

January 19, 2021

Winter's purpose now is to move us forward toward those days of thaw, toward the arrival of spring.

January 18, 2021

As our mild winter continues, we think of the work of Henry David Thoreau, who went walking in woods and fields more than a century ago.

January 17, 2021

Out walking, we see our own breath in the air and appreciate something essential about what it means to be alive.

January 10, 2021

The arrival of the new year last Friday on the first tick after midnight offered an opportunity to look ahead with hope of improving on times just past.

January 3, 2021

The year 2020 brought a global pandemic, an Islandwide lockdown, protests against racial injustice, a summer like no other, economic turmoil, and a historic presidential election.

December 31, 2020

In 2020 the Vineyard said goodbye to Islanders of many stripes. Readers are welcome and encouraged to add more names in the comment section.

December 29, 2020

Vineyard artists decided not to write off 2020. The months since March have revealed an Island scene that rewarded audiences with innovative new ways to engage with the arts.

December 28, 2020

Monday was the winter solstice, when the triumph of darkness over light is complete.

December 27, 2020

Winters takes its turn and the falcons are restless, just like you.

December 22, 2020

Much as a song grows out of the silence, the lights of Christmas are also with us again, illuminating this darkest moment in the year. It's a simple enough trick, really, but somehow it's always new. The lights speak to us from out of the darkness with a message of promise and of renewal.

December 20, 2020

In a history-making moment, director of emergency room medicine Dr. Karen Casper — who has battled the virus since March on the Island’s front lines — received the Island’s first dose of coronavirus vaccine early Thursday morning.

December 17, 2020

Santa, smiles and holiday spirit are everywhere on the Vineyard as Christmas quickly approaches.

December 16, 2020

In towns and fields, early mornings or the twinkle of twilight, on dusky dirt paths or well-heeled roads, the journey unfolds, one day at a time.

December 12, 2020

On Friday nights on Main street in Vineyard Haven the snow falls no matter what the temperature is, turning the town into a winter wonderland, courtesy some well-place snow machines.

December 12, 2020

The gift of nature has already been given, wrapped in early sunsets, the crunch of sand beneath brawny boots, trees waving hello from the horizon line.

December 5, 2020