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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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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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September 6: Come Back!

September 6, 2018

Last weekend, ferries leaving the Vineyard were packed. But we also noticed that boats arriving from Woods Hole were not exactly empty: couples hand in hand, bicyclists with backpacks, retirees and pooches — everyone (dogs included) with knowing smiles on their faces. They’re all in on a not-very-well-kept secret: September is the best month on […]

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September 3: The Great Outdoors

September 4, 2018

Just like all of you, Island Time 2 has had a busy and enjoyable summer on Martha’s Vineyard. Now that Labor Day has come and will soon be gone, the Monday edition of the newsletter is leaving along with the seasonal residents and will return as soon as summer arrives in 2019. Thanks for a […]

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August 30: You Must Remember This

August 30, 2018

Relief from the heat arrives tomorrow and with it the bittersweet end to the summer. Labor Day weekend is that last long goodbye—to families (cousins and aunts and uncles parting ways until next year), to houses (floors swept of sand, curtains washed, windows shuttered), and to the Island (one last swim, one last lobster roll, […]

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August 27: Tune In

August 27, 2018

The end of summer is predictably bittersweet. Going back to re-experience events that have become synonymous with summer is a special pleasure. But, that said, we also crave the opportunity for new sights, sounds and experiences as we wrap up our Island time or are simply switching gears into a new season.  The days ahead, […]

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August 23: By The Light Of The Full Moon

August 23, 2018

The end of August has a split personality—part summer, part other. The other is something we welcome but don’t quite want to imagine yet, despite scuttling clouds and stiffer breezes reminding us of what’s around the corner. It’s a good time to stay in the present, especially with a lay weekend between Fair week and […]

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August 20: Down Time

August 20, 2018

Take a deep breath and enjoy some Down Time after all the excitement of this past weekend! For starters, polish your trivia skills at Bad Martha’s Brewery then, take in a night at the movies. While shopping the West Tisbury Farmers’ Market, learn something new to try in your home kitchen. Later in the week, […]

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