Opsrey and piping plovers are back, trees are regaining their suits of green, favorite restaurants are reopening and sailors are getting ready to return their boats to the water. This week, rain fell on daffodils and horses grazed in fields that are growing greener each day.

May 3, 2014

The alpacas at Island Alpaca get just one haircut per year, and it's dramatic. Their winter fleece--about three inches thick on a full-grown adult--gets clipped away, showing off their long legs and long necks. Alpacas were bred specifically for this fleece, which is stronger than wool. 

April 27, 2014

As April comes to a close, green buds are appearing on trees and despite spring showers, each day seems slighly warmer than the last. Join photographer Timothy Johnson for a look at Island images in both rain and shine.

April 25, 2014

The Vineyard Conservation Society's 22nd annual Earth Day beach cleanup inspired volunteers to pick up trash at nearly 25 Island beaches Saturday morning.

April 19, 2014

Islanders hit the beaches to honor Earth Day and pick up trash left over from the long winter. The Vineyard Conservation Society sponsored the event for the 22nd year on the Vineyard. Here are some beach scenes from photographer Tim Johnson.

April 18, 2014

Sheep could be heard bleating and greeting visitors at the Farm Institute this past weekend at the fourth annual Sheepapalooza.

April 13, 2014

Warmer days and still cool nights keep the fog horn sounding and Islanders appreciating the morning fog.

April 11, 2014

By water or by air. There are two ways to reach  the Vineyard. And this week Tim Johnson takes to the sky to record his Island images.

April 3, 2014

Freshman Ben DeBettencourt took home the win at the 17th annual linguini bridge contest, held Monday morning at the regional high school. Ben's bridge, dubbed Anthony, held up 1,500 pounds of weight without cracking or smashing, beating out 98 other entrants in the contest.

March 31, 2014

Students of Rebecca Barca-Tinus took over the Old Whaling Church Sunday for their 24th annual concert on the Vineyard.

March 31, 2014

The upstairs room of the Grange Hall was abuzz with activity Sunday afternoon, as students from the charter school ran through scenes from their upcoming play Peter Pan.

March 30, 2014

The Edgartown shellfish department opened the Great Pond to the sea Friday morning, a ritual that takes place about four times a year. The openings help raise salinity levels and increase circulation in the pond. Steve Handy was the contractor for the project.

March 28, 2014

March certainly came in like a lion, with unseasonably cold temperatures and snow. And while the temperature is a more favorable 50, instead of snow we have heavy rain. At least we won't have to shovel anything!

March 28, 2014

Flags flew at half staff at Island fire stations and beyond today in memory of the two firefighters lost in the tragic Boston fire on Wednesday.

March 27, 2014

Peeping pinkletinks headed back to their safe havens and the rest of the Vineyard enjoyed a quiet day off indoors as high winds and snow brought back winter in March.

March 26, 2014

The Island woke to swirling snow and gale-force winds as a spring blizzard lashed the Vineyard with gusts up to 56 mph.

March 26, 2014