This pandemic will end. Even in our uncertainty and physical isolation from each other, community is possible and necessary.

March 19, 2020

Social distancing and a desire to be outdoors brought Islanders to Menemsha.

March 19, 2020

Vineyard farm stands are open, with rules posted outside every entrance, offering Island-grown produce, dairy and meat.

March 19, 2020

The light lingers well past five o'clock now, and the late day sky is streaked with fuchsia punctuated by scudding, slate-colored clouds.

March 19, 2020

"Please practice social distancing," words now familiar to all of us. And Vineyarders respond by staying home, and when out, out walking in open spaces.

March 16, 2020

More than the weather marks the minds and emotions of Islanders at the turning of the season.

March 15, 2020

A year after a fire at Flat Point Farm, as the first days of spring approach, a new flock of eight bluefaced leicester-montadale sheep have been introduced, along with new hope for the future of the farm.

March 12, 2020

Tisbury School students got a private performance Tuesday by an internationally acclaimed dance ensemble from Cuba.

March 12, 2020

Island harbors looked like a raging seas over the weekend, and a dense salt spray infused the air around the shorelines, as high winds began Friday night and continued through Saturday. Snow fell overnight, well, an inch or so did, but that's more than we received during January or February.

March 9, 2020

Mild or not, this winter has exacted a dear price from our shores.

March 8, 2020

For those left behind, the beauty of the Island this week was somehow magnified by the quiet corners and empty places. Coffee in the morning at Mocha Mott's or Rose Water is a simple affair. Beach Road between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown belongs to the gulls.

March 1, 2020

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

February 27, 2020

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

February 27, 2020

Early voting begins today on Martha’s Vineyard in the run-up to the much-watched Super Tuesday presidential primary day next week.

February 24, 2020

On the Island, we measure and treasure the months of quietude, the resting period before the approach to the summer season begins.

February 23, 2020

During the holiday weekend the place to be was the Performing Arts Center for the regional high school's production of Big Fish. Playing four shows to packed house, the cast included nearly 50 students, along with some adults, a live orchestra, a mermaid, an elephant and so much more. 

February 17, 2020