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October 11-18: Reflections

October 11, 2018

The universe wants us to chill out this weekend — quite literally (the forecast is for much cooler temps) — but also in less obvious ways. The calendar is infused with yoga retreats, nature walks, and activities that inspire us to get cozy, like the first indoor farmers’ market of the season. The fire will […]

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October 4: Not Over ‘Til It’s Over

October 4, 2018

While the leaf-peepers head north this holiday weekend, here on the Island we will be pretending it is still summer. The forecast is for warm and mostly sunny weather; the water temperature is still in the 60s. We plan to swim, paddle, surf, fish, golf and hike. And we plan (no guarantees) to part ways […]

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Shop Main Street, Vineyard Haven

October 1, 2018

Main Street in Vineyard Haven is lined with shops for all tastes and budgets. If you’re visiting this fall, be sure to dial in an hour or two to browse the stores, which are all within walking distance of both the ferry terminal and the downtown bus stop. The newest addition to Main Street, Lennox […]

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September 27: Blue Notes

September 27, 2018

Rainbows, storm clouds, fiery red sunsets — the sky has put on a show every night this week. Today’s soundtrack is the rattling of windows, the whistle of a passing gust—the breeze now an impressive 20 knots. The sun sets at 6:30 p.m. tonight. It is fall. Sigh. So beautiful on the one hand; poignant, […]

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Fall For Good Wine & Great Times at The MV Food & Wine Festival

September 21, 2018

The Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival (MVF&W), the Island’s tastiest event of the year, returns October 17-21 with five days of unique-to-the-Island experiences, featuring celebrated chefs, knowledgeable educators and best-in-class winemakers. For the eleventh year, 2,000+ food and wine enthusiasts will converge on the Island for a highly anticipated weekend celebrating the Island’s best local culinary talent, […]

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September 20: The View From Here

September 20, 2018

As if settling into a comfortable armchair, the Vineyard tumbles into the off-season gently, returning to the business of everyday Island living with a sigh of relief. Shaking off the protective armor of summer survival, folks re-engage with the millions of tiny tasks and rituals that mark life on the Vineyard as life on the […]

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Don’t Miss Tivoli Day, Saturday, September 15 in Oak Bluffs

September 13, 2018

  This weekend, Oak Bluffs celebrates the last beautiful days of summer with Tivoli Day, an open-air festival on Circuit Avenue that begins at 10 a.m. and runs through 6 p.m. With the street closed to traffic, the all-day block party fills the avenue with music, crafts, food, and lots of shopping opportunities. One of […]

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September 13: Ring of Fire

September 13, 2018

With country music songwriters coming to town this weekend for the sixth annual New England to Nashville Martha’s Vineyard Songwriters’ Festival, we’ve been thinking about all the ways the Island could be the subject of a country music hit: “On the Island Again,” “I Hope You Dance (at the Ritz),” “The Devil Went Down to […]

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