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The Week Ahead: Friday, April 28 through Thursday, May 4, 2017

April 28, 2017

April wraps with a crop of outdoor and garden events that key right into the coming season. Add to that some great entertainment and fun things to learn and you have a week with the perfect mix of activities and events.  Be sure to check in with our online calendar; as is often the case […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, April 21 through Thursday, April 27, 2017

April 21, 2017

In the Week Ahead we celebrate Earth Day with the annual Vineyard Conservation Beach Clean up.  Along with the return of the ospreys, restaurant re-openings and the return of the Oak Bluffs ferry, this fun community event is one of the iconic springtime markers on every Islander’s calendar.  If you happen to be around this […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, April 14 through Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 14, 2017

The celebration of Passover ends and that of Easter begins in the week ahead.  With the arrival of spring-like weather over the past week, Martha’s Vineyard seems to be well on its way to enjoy the first 3-day weekend April 15-17 which includes Patriot’s Day at its close.  There is so much going on over […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, April 7 through Thursday, April 13, 2017

April 7, 2017

As April moves toward mid-month and the Easter / Patriot’s Day holidays, weekdays still retain their quiet, off-season ambiance.  But increasingly weekends pick up the pace with a variety of events that foreshadow summer’s abundance.  Most notable are the number of restaurants already exchanging ‘see you next season’ signage for ‘open’ signs and open doors.  […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, March 31 – Thursday, April 6, 2017

March 31, 2017

Like the proverbial calm before the storm, the first week of April offers a variety of community-based activities.  That said, the weekend has a fun lineup of event to propel us into the new month. Slip into a summer sensibility with the the MV Film Society’s birthday party for Jimmy Cliff and the movie, Marley.  […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, March 24 through Thursday, March 30, 2017

March 24, 2017

Welcome to the Week Ahead.  Though the Island, along with much of New England still is shivering its way through the early days of spring, the unmistakable signs of the approaching season are all around us.  Towns buzz with painters, shinglers and the attendant sounds of hammers and saws; restaurants are busy posting opening dates […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, March 17 through Thursday, March 23, 2017

March 17, 2017

The 17th Annual Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival which began on Thursday, March 16th continues for 3 more days, kicking off the Week Ahead along with a host of other exciting events including the MV Public Charter School’s 2nd Annual Spring Fling  & Auction  and Winter Tree ID for Beginners up at the Polly Hill Arboretum.  […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, March 10 through Thursday, March 16, 2017

March 10, 2017

The opening of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival is the plum at the end of this Week Ahead but the preceding days are no less full of fun activities and events.  Take for example this coming Saturday when the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse will be presenting staged readings; the Island Theatre Workshop holds open auditions for […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, March 3 through Thursday, March 9, 2017

March 3, 2017

The Week Ahead veers from fact to fantasy and back again and we get set to enjoy a mixed bag of events in this, the first full week of the new month. Whether you are interested in the history of the Scots at home and on Martha’s Vineyard, or the future of our climate stressed […]

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The Week Ahead: Friday, February 24 through Thursday, March 2, 2017

February 24, 2017

If you happen to be on-Island in the Week Ahead, don’t be surprised if cars and locals are as sparse as the few leaves left on trees that have managed to winter through.  It’s winter break for Island schools and, as expected, the exodus of families is underway as they head ‘off’ for a taste […]

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