These are trying months for those who suffer from fishing-hunting seasonal affective disorder.

Nelson Sigelman

There’s always basketball in Oak Bluffs, but there’s only one weekend like this.

Mathea Morais

If you don’t bring eccentricities with you when you come to live year-round on the Island, you’re bound to pick some up along the way.

Joe Keenan

“You want to get it done as quickly and efficiently as possible, with the least exposure to air.”

Geoff Currier

Nestled along the wrack line among seaweed, shells, and stones, a softly frosted piece of colorful beach glass is a satisfying find.

Moira C. Silva

About a third of the food we eat is made possible by the cross-pollination of bees. But when you’ve got a huge hive within the walls of your house, your ecological conscience may only stretch so far.

Geoff Currier

Finding a crowd in the dead of winter can be a pleasant surprise.

Jim Miller

Photographer Alison Shaw headed out at nine in the morning on December 20, 2009, and for the next eight hours she traveled the Island capturing both the whirls of activity and moments of peacefulness.