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Martha’s Vineyard Restaurants Reopening in March

March 11, 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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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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Save the Dates: 2019 Events on Martha’s Vineyard

March 4, 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. May 10-12: Edgartown […]

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Island Time: February 28-March 3: Ten Things To Do This Weekend

February 28, 2019

The windows and doors rattled and shook in the old house Monday night, keeping the occupants of the former summer cottage on the north shore awake and on guard. Outside, the roar of the wind was deafening, a small dog stumbled to get her footing, and the cold seeped through the lining of a parka […]

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School’s Out, Fun’s In for February Vacation

February 25, 2019

Never fear, there’s plenty to do on the Island this week. Martha’s Vineyard schools are on vacation this week, like many others in Massachusetts. The Island has plenty of options for students to spend that free time, as well as an all-ages community lunch served at no cost Monday through Friday at local libraries. Consult […]

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Island Time, Feb. 21-24: A Skift of Snow

February 21, 2019

We had a wee bit of snow this weekend. A covering, softened just enough by sleet and rising temps to capture the footprints of rabbits and raccoons and dogs and deer before hardening back to a crusty record of one winter day on the Vineyard. We had sun, too. We walked through the woods in […]

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Get Moving! Fitness Centers and Workout Classes on Martha’s Vineyard

February 18, 2019

Winter weather doesn’t have to keep you from working out on Martha’s Vineyard. Here are some fitness centers and indoor workout classes—plus one hardy running club—to help you stay in shape for all seasons. For an Island miles to sea in the cold Atlantic, Martha’s Vineyard actually has a lot of nice late-winter days when […]

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Island Time, Feb. 14-17: Opportunity Knocking

February 14, 2019

There’s a breed of Vineyarder who prefers the winter over the summer. In fact, this species is quite populous. Sometimes it’s hard to identify one, as he or she may be covered in neoprene head to toe or swathed in fleece and wool. But they’re out there, enjoying the ocean and beach which, ironically, people […]

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