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Island Time, January 10-12: Counting the Days

January 10, 2019

Lately, the evening light show has been fantastic. There is a moment when you look out the window and notice that the sky has turned a rather eerie yellow color. But soon it softens to a ripe peachy glow. You walk out into the street, or if you can, hop in your car and zip […]

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Live From the Vineyard: It’s Musical January!

January 8, 2019

With Christmas and New Year’s receding from view, the first month of 2019 is a time for quiet contemplation—somewhere, probably. But on the Vineyard, musicians are filling the month of January with live entertainment.  Last weekend, audiences flocked to three cabaret-style performances of Molly Conole’s Wicked Good Musical Revue at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse in […]

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January 3: A Clean Slate

January 3, 2019

And so the story begins: Life on an island seven miles out to sea, circa 2019. At 12:00 a.m. Monday night, nothing changed and everything changed. That is the good news. We still have this beautiful, quirky, unique place we call home (whether we live here all year or for only part of it), and […]

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Shop Main Street, Vineyard Haven

January 1, 2019

Main Street in Vineyard Haven is lined with shops for all tastes and budgets. If you’re visiting, 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 & Harvey […]

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December 27 – 31: Six Things To Do This Holiday Weekend

December 30, 2018

Here we are at the bottom of 2018, with five days left until we reboot. While most of us may welcome 2019 with open arms, it’s nice to suspend real life for a few days during this extended holiday. We can think about goals and resolutions next week.   It will be a quiet weekend […]

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Take a Hike: 100 Trails on Martha’s Vineyard

December 29, 2018

Nature is not overrated. Whatever you do, don’t leave the Vineyard without a walk along one of dozens of trails that crisscross the Island. It’s true that the Vineyard doesn’t have mountains; so technically what we do on on the Island is walking, not hiking. But what we  lack in challenging terrain, we make up in […]

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Island Light: Winter Beauty in a Photographer’s Eye

December 20, 2018

There’s a particular beauty to winter on the Vineyard, when vistas open up and crowds disappear. It’s a landscape that photographer Tim Johnson captures in endless alluring compositions in his weekly feature for the Vineyard Gazette called “Island Light.” Tim approaches his subjects with awe and curiosity, but never in a predictable way. He moves […]

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