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Day Dreams: Island Time, April 28

April 29, 2022

Music returns to the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse this weekend with no less than a tribute to Stephen Sondheim from the Wicked Good Musical Revue. If that doesn’t get you humming, the calendar is packed with live music events, from Rose Guerin and Jeremy Berlin to the McMahon brothers. Or you could just throw open your […]

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Earth to Vineyard! Island Time, April 21

April 22, 2022

From beach clean-up to bird bingo safari (yes, that’s a thing!), there are so many good ways to get outside this Earth Day weekend. Technically, Earth Day is April 22 (Friday this year) — the date celebrated as the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. But the Vineyard will keep the celebration […]

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Blue Skies & Flying Horses: Island Time, April 14

April 14, 2022

The holiday weekend is packed with fun activities for kids: loads of Easter egg hunts, an opportunity to meet cute furry critters and even a chance to grab the brass ring. That’s right, the Flying Horses Carousel will open on Saturdaymorning and stay open for school vacation week through Sunday, April 24. Hours are 11 […]

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Open for Business: Island Time, April 7

April 10, 2022

Everybody’s excited about spring on the Island for different reasons. For some, it’s the annual opening of Dairy Queen that does it! For others, it’s the reopening of restaurants or the return of live music. For runners and walkers, road races and guided tours are back. The first community art show of the year, Joyful […]

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The Golden Hour: Island Time, March 31

March 31, 2022

Evenings on the Island are beautiful right now. Twilight stretches past dinner and the rosy shades of sunset filter through curtains of low hanging clouds and bare-branched oaks to arrive in our backyards with fanfare. Mornings are filled with birdsong (and the occasional woodpecker) and afternoons with the percussion of wind chimes. And this weekend, […]

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Hope for the Flowers: Island Time, March 24

March 24, 2022

Pansies and tulips popped up at Island nurseries this week, while crocuses and daffodils in our yards (not to mention baby lambs at Island farms) finally signaled the arrival of spring on the Vineyard. We’re thinking about how to make our gardens and yards more sustainable this year (see classes below), gathering for more in-person […]

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Chasing the Sun: Island Time, March 10

March 10, 2022

Have you heard the good news? On Sunday, March 13, the sun will set at 6:46 p.m. That’s right, Daylight Savings is upon us! And as our days get longer and longer, the countdown towards spring becomes shorter and shorter (there have even been reports of pinkletinks!). Celebrate the time change by soaking up that […]

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Comings and Goings: Island Time, February 24

February 24, 2022

Two ferries passing in the night (or day) – that will be us next week. Some of you will be heading off-Island for the school vacation week, and some of you will be traveling over here from the mainland (smart move!) to enjoy a peaceful visit. The Island will be your oyster with wide-open trails […]

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