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Island Time: Night Light

June 20, 2019

The solstice is here at last: Summer, in astrological terms, begins a few minutes before noon on Friday. With well over 16 hours of light between 4:30 a.m. and 9 p.m., these are the longest days of the year—and we’ve got lots of ways to fill them with fun Martha’s Vineyard activities. Find them all […]

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Several men in wet suits with surfboards on a rocky Martha's Vineyard beach

Island Time, June 13-June 16: Dive into Summer

June 13, 2019

What is so rare as a day in June? In our humble opinion, a whole weekend of things to do on Martha’s Vineyard in the early summertime. Farmstands are bursting with Island grown produce, ice cream shops are open, and at the beaches, water temperatures have reached the upper 60s. You might not be ready to jump […]

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Island Time, June 6-June 10, 2019: To Market, To Market

June 6, 2019

You know where we will be Saturday morning at 9 a.m. when the bell rings: at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury, shopping bags in hand, waiting for the West Tisbury Farmers’ Market to open for its 45th season. With more than 40 Island vendors, longtime family farms and up-and-coming entrepreneurs alike, this is our one-stop, open-air […]

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Island Time, May 30-June 2: Hello to Old Friends

May 30, 2019

There should be a cartoon for the dueling emotions Islanders feel when summer starts. Oh, boy — Old friends! Blue sky! Warm sand! (Our inner Snoopy.) and Oh no — Traffic! Lines! Traffic! Lines! (The Charlie Brown attitude.) This weekend we were definitely channeling Snoopy; it was hard to be grumpy with the weather so […]

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Island Time, May 16-18: Lobster Tales

May 16, 2019

Forget the weather. We have bigger fish to fry this weekend. And lobster rolls to eat — the first Grace Church Lobster Rolls of the season. We’ve got wine to drink. And restaurant openings to attend. And let’s not forget breakfast at Biscuits.  It may not be fair to mention all this good stuff in front of those of you […]

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Island Time, May 9 – 11: Pink and Green and Read All Over

May 9, 2019

This morning the Vineyard sky was the color of polished silver, washed with that strange post-shower luminosity. The sea lay down, calm and inky and unobtrusive, while the true spectacle — tiny chartreuse leaves — unfurled from the tangle of bare branches lining the horizon. Despite nature’s best efforts, spring in all its damp, cool, […]

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Island Time, May 2-5: Opening Day

May 2, 2019

Two words we can’t get enough of this week: Opening Day. Little League season opened on Saturday. The new restaurant at the Clarion Inn in Edgartown, Town Bar and Grill MV, opened on Monday. Yesterday was opening day at Dilly’s Taqueria in Oak Bluffs, and 20byNine restaurant opens for the season at 4 p.m. today. Tomorrow in […]

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Wild and Free: Island Time, April 26 – April 28

April 26, 2019

Okay, okay, we get it: April showers bring May flowers. But enough is enough already! We are ready for full-on springtime weather perfect for getting the garden ready, taking a stroll through the woods, or maybe even just spending some time on the back deck catching some rays. Yes, another wet weekend is in the […]

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April 19 – 21: Rise and Shine

April 18, 2019

Passover begins Friday night. Saturday is Earth Day. Sunday is Easter. And a large amount of rainfall is headed our way, naturally. But we are not going to let a little bad weather bother us. Tomorrow the Dairy Queen opens in Edgartown; why not start the holiday weekend with a Blizzard? To better plan your schedule, here is a […]

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Island Time, April 11-13: Back on the Horse

April 11, 2019

There’s a bodacious display of Easter candy at Alley’s General Store. Flying Horses Carousel is opening on Saturday, April 13 (early this year!), with free lollipops for kids (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Grown-ups will be happy to know that Red Cat Kitchen reopened for the season in Oak Bluffs last week, Mocha Motts in […]

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