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Chinese Recycling Changes Impact Island

February 9, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – A decision by the Chinese government ending its acceptance of many kinds of recyclable materials from other countries is expected to have local repercussions on Martha’s Vineyard in the near future, with price increases expected. Until recently, about 30 per cent of U.S. recyclable materials were processed by Chinese companies, which turned […]

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VH Considers Short-Term Rental Rules

February 9, 2018

Martha’s Vineyard – Rules for short-term rentals ahead of this year’s town meeting are again under discussion by Tisbury selectmen If approved, the regulations would require anyone who rents their property to register with the town and pay a $75 fee every three years. The aim, they say, is to ensure safe living conditions, prevent […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, February 9 through Thursday, February 15, 2018

February 9, 2018

Feeling the love and keeping warm are two tandem themes in the Week Ahead.  Valentine’s Day sets the stage for romantic entertainment at a number of Island locations including the MV Film Center (The Met Live: L’Elisir d’Amore) and An Evening of True Romance at Pathways.  Meanwhile, Fat Tuesday turns up the heat with a […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, February 2 through Thursday, February 8, 2018

February 2, 2018

We greet February in the Week Ahead, bundled up to our eyeballs and hoping against hope that Punxsutawney Phil’s shadow is a no-show, bringing an early end to the freezer-like weather that we’ve endured for most of January. Of course none of this stops us from enjoying the Island’s down-time, gathering at Island watering holes […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, January 26 through Thursday, February 1, 2018

January 26, 2018

The Week Ahead winds up the month of January with a flurry of snowflakes (predicted for Tuesday!) and events to keep us both engaged and entertained.  Movie buffs have many opportunities to enjoy films – both classic, and new releases – at the Vineyard Playhouse and Vineyard Haven Library.  And, the MV Film Center has […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, January 19 through Thursday, January 25, 2018

January 19, 2018

Following a couple of sluggish (and slushy) weeks while we were alternately recovering/cleaning up from the holidays and stoking the home fires against the bone-chilling cold, the Island has bounced back with fun events popping up all over this week’s calendar.  Explore story-telling through puppetry, or rediscover the magic of the Island’s out of doors […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, January 12 through Thursday, January 18, 2018

January 12, 2018

Last week’s insanely cold weather has finally – but not soon enough for some – mellowed.  That said, with temps hovering in the 20s and 30s, it’s decidedly still winter here on Martha’s Vineyard, with indoor activities and community events dominating the Week Ahead.  As happens every year, we are now down to two movie […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, January 5 through Thursday, January 11, 2018

January 5, 2018

With continuing record breaking cold temperatures, the early days of the new year find us sticking close to home and, though some snow remains, all but the heartiest are avoiding staying out doors for long. As for those wintertime staples, building snowmen and snowball battles, the snow, seemingly freeze dried, refuses to cooperate.  With cabin […]

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