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Island Time, March 28-31: Choose Joy

Island Time, March 28-31: Choose Joy

March 28, 2019

We’ve noticed on our up-Island jaunts that the critters are starting to poke their heads out of the barn. The oxen were grazing on Middle Road yesterday afternoon despite little to graze on. With the long days, hens are laying more, and eggs are plentiful. Baby chicks are arriving at the post office. On Facebook, […]

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Spring Brings Lively Arts Events to the Vineyard

March 26, 2019

As the pinkletinks begin to sing, birds build their nests and early bulbs push through the dead leaves of winter, the Martha’s Vineyard arts scene is also warming up. Here’s a look at some of what’s happening on the Island this spring. You can always find the most up-to-date listings in the Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar. Studio […]

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Edgartown Boutique Hotel Collection by Lark Hotels

March 24, 2019

In 2019, Lark Hotels will open a fourth addition to their boutique hotel trio in Edgartown. Joining sister properties The Christopher, The Sydney (expanded in 2018), and The Richard (new in 2018), The Edgartown Inn draws inspiration from Martha’s Vineyard’s farms and gardens, and will feature a relaxed modern farmhouse style in a classic coastal Captain’s home. […]

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Island Time, March 21-24: Spring Screening

March 21, 2019

In other places, March Madness or blooming magnolias signal the start of spring. Here, it’s the appearance of painters, roofers, and contractors, followed closely by landscapers and stonemasons. It seems that around every corner, there’s a ladder with someone atop it, a stack of shingles or paint supplies below. Despite the lack of leafy things, […]

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Save the Dates: Summer 2019 Events on Martha’s Vineyard

March 20, 2019

Parades, fireworks, festivals and Illumination Night: Mark your calendars for this year’s big Martha’s Vineyard events. From free to fancy, there’s a celebration for every budget—and returning Island visitors may note some changes, including a spectacular new location for the annual Car-B-Q Classic and a new league for the Vineyard’s baseball team. April 13: The […]

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Not Just Books: Martha’s Vineyard Libraries Have It All

March 18, 2019

There are six public libraries on Martha’s Vineyard, one in each town. Islanders love their libraries and have invested in them over many years, creating bright and comfortable public spaces that are open year-round. Visitors are always welcome and will find much more than books inside. At the Oak Bluffs library, for instance, you can […]

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Martha’s Vineyard Restaurants Reopening in March

March 16, 2019

This month, the tempo of life on Martha’s Vineyard begins to quicken. Birds are singing, the sunshine feels a little brighter and snowdrops have begun to bloom, soon to be followed by the earliest daffodils. Any day now, someone will report hearing the first pinkletinks. These unseen choristers are tiny frogs whose high-pitched notes herald […]

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Martha's Vineyard Sheep

Island Time, March 15-17: In the Pink

March 14, 2019

On a recent visit to The Grey Barn and Farm in Chilmark we met a sheep named Cinna-bun, a cow named Donuts, and a dog named Ruby. We left with a piece of cheese called Bluebird. We stopped at 7aFoods for a Liz Lemon sandwich. Later in the week, we drove down Lambert’s Cove Road […]

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Row Your Boat

March 8, 2019

It seems we are now making headway, though we continue to row upstream. We capture an extra hour of evening light this weekend when Daylight Saving Time takes effect at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. Hurrah! Ospreys are returning to the Island, as are other migratory birds like red-winged blackbirds and tree swallows. A pansy was […]

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