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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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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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October 25: Old Haunts

October 25, 2018

In case you missed the towering candy display at the grocery store or the alien exhibit at Ghost Island Farm, we’re obligated to inform you that All Hallow’s Eve (otherwise known as Halloween) is next Wednesday. Consider yourself warned. Now either get in the spirit (lots of help with that this weekend) or draw your […]

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October 18: A Toast

October 18, 2018

Here’s to fall on the Vineyard. It’s so, well—delicious. Especially this weekend, with food and drink events happening at every turn. Perhaps you’re planning to forage for wild hazelnuts and Chappy cranberries to add to your entry in the Local Wild Food Challenge. Surely some of you are heading to the Winnetu for the Martha’s […]

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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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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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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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