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‘Tis the Season to be Lucky – Enter the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

‘Tis the Season to be Lucky – Enter the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

November 30, 2018

We’re playing Santa with the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. For the second holiday season, the Vineyard Gazette and MVOL.com are giving away 12 gift certificates to your favorite local businesses, one a day for each of the contest’s 12 days. Enter at MVOL.com/contests and fill out the online form for a chance to win […]

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November 29: Seeing Green

November 29, 2018

With a gap week between Thanksgiving and December first this year, we thought folks might hold off on putting up holiday decorations. We were wrong. A few extra days added to the holiday season became the best excuse ever to get things started early. Crossland Landscape got busy turning the lights on in Ocean Park. […]

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Island Time, Nov. 22 – 25: Switching Seasons

November 23, 2018

Some days, we wish we could go back in time. At other times, anticipation projects us madly into the future. We can’t wait for whatever it is — Christmas, summer, vacation, a date. Staying present is hard; making time stand still impossible. This weekend is a gift of time. It’s a long one; nearly everyone […]

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A Season of Giving and Celebration

November 21, 2018

As the Island embarks on its annual round of holiday activities and lights sparkle in parks, shop windows and the winter’s recently bared branches, our thoughts turn to bringing life to the spirit of this season of giving and hospitality. Whether you are familiar with the Island or are just dropping over to enjoy an […]

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Holiday Shopping: Pop-Ups, Fairs and Festivals

November 21, 2018

One-of-a-kind, artisan, locally-made gifts — looking for one of these this holiday season? You’re in luck. In addition to great shopping in all the down-Island towns this year, there will be more pop-ups, fairs and festivals than ever before. Some shows open soon and last through Christmas, others are one-night events. Grab a friend and […]

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At Island Restaurants: Turkey & All the Trimmings

November 16, 2018

If, to paraphrase a familiar bit of wit, your answer to “What are you making for Thanksgiving dinner?” is ‘reservations,’ the following restaurants on Martha’s Vineyard will have their doors wide open and a feast awaiting your arrival. (Though of course it would be smart to make reservations!) Though the menus follow a traditional theme, […]

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November 15: Rivalry Restored

November 15, 2018

After a year hiatus, the Island Cup is back! Pride and the coveted trophy are on the line as the Vineyarders, with coach Don Herman back at the helm, take on the Whalers this Saturday. The only bummer is that the game is on Nantucket. But for those die-hard fans interested in going, you can […]

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Thanksgiving Dinner To Go

November 9, 2018

Celebrating Thanksgiving on the Island can be as hands-on (or not!) as you like it to be. Whether you’re looking for a few side dishes, simply a pie, or turkey and stuffing, too, you can look to Island sources for delicious take-out options. Black Sheep, 17 Airport Road, Edgartown, 508-338-7770;  blacksheeponmv.com At its new location in […]

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November 8: Until The Cows Come Home

November 8, 2018

This week we surged to the polls. We gathered together—all faiths—at the Hebrew Center for Shabbat services. We thanked some heroes, and said goodbye to some friends. We celebrated a life of public service. We went to the fall farmers market and we danced at the Barnraisers’ Ball. We kept each other company — something […]

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November 1: Fall Back

November 1, 2018

There’s an elusive moment, sometime between the very last days of October and the first days of November, when the Vineyard is near perfect. The sky is azure blue, a smattering of cumulus clouds drifts across the horizon, and our particularly quirky and random approach to foliage finally decides to deliver a show. The late […]

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