Whether the central focus of our celebration is Easter, Passover or the reckless beauty of a sunstruck spring day, the text for this weekend is one and the same. We have made our appointment with this new season of life; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

April 2, 2021

Of the 16 great ponds on the Island, Edgartown Great Pond holds a combination of salt and freshwater due to a yearly dredged channel between the pond and the south shore.

March 29, 2021

In these early days of spring an Islander is as likely to see morning frost as a blooming crocus, and one day's heat is the next day's chill.

March 28, 2021

The Vineyard football team took to the field Saturday against Sandwich on a beautiful March day for their first home game of the Fall II season.

March 27, 2021

Trout stocking resumed on the Vineyard after a year off as John Garofoli and Connor Fleming from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife transported the trout from the state hatchery in Sandwich.

March 23, 2021

It is March and, as expected, the pace of the northward migration has increased. Southwesterly winds brought a variety of birds northward. Can spring and summer be far behind?

March 23, 2021

It happened yesterday. The vernal equinox, meaning equal night, confirms our seasonal appointment with spring and hopefully the end of an Island winter.

March 20, 2021

This is the third year for unified athletics at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, which brings Vineyard students with and without disabilities together for a true team experience.

March 20, 2021

March. It’s a quixotic month. Some days it smiles in the way of spring and makes the pussy willows and the snowdrops bloom and the forsythia edge toward budding.

March 13, 2021

On the Edgartown Harbor there is always some activity among the white caps and circling birds. The search for bay scallops and oysters is for the rugged, as the winter winds blow and the boat plows forward for one last tow.

March 9, 2021

Those of us who remain enjoy our reduced numbers, note the closed cafes and coffeehouses, and take a walk on the winter beach by ourselves.

March 8, 2021

As much as ancient sayings are to be revered, there's a lot to be said for March settling in like a lamb.

March 7, 2021

They are the commuters traveling for work, Islanders heading off for appointments on the mainland, or others just getting an early start.

March 2, 2021

These days and weeks of a slow Island pace, with the hours of daylight gradually increasing and the bite of winter balanced by the foretaste of spring, are perfect for solitary pursuits.

February 28, 2021

Now the path of the new year leads us into February, another month that has its whole being in the season of winter.

February 26, 2021

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

February 23, 2021