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Make It a Beach Day: Island Time, April 15

April 15, 2021

Hay fields are greening up. Lambs are out of the barn getting some fresh air with their mamas. Landscapers and stonemasons, window washers and window-box makers — everybody’s gearing up. So ready or not, here we go, buzzing along through April straight ahead to May. One day, before you know it, we’ll wake up to […]

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Go With the Flow: Island Time, April 8

April 8, 2021

It seems like a good time to go with the flow. Gentle flow yoga, perhaps? Or maybe you’re looking to get energized for whatever lies next — pilates for you or maybe a dance class? Virtually yours, of course, courtesy of the West Tisbury Library’s popular online programming. If you’d rather wander physically than gather virtually, this would be […]

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Island Time, April 1: Reach for the Sky

March 31, 2021

Just like that, it’s April. Those of you far away from us are probably reveling in cherry blossoms and tulips, while here we are making the most of windy days and celebrating anything brave enough to bloom. Hello crocus! Vineyard Haven has daffodils, while the frost bottoms of West Tisbury are still a bit bare. […]

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Dinner and a Movie: Island Time, March 18

March 22, 2021

Let’s see — this week we had snow flurries one day and a high of 65 degrees another. It must be March! But we don’t care if the wind and the temperatures whip us around. Daylight savings time brought us more time to play after work; there’s good news on the vaccine front; and more […]

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Spring Forward, Towards the Light: Island Time, March 11

March 11, 2021

It may only be mid-March, but signs of spring are everywhere on Martha’s Vineyard. Snowdrops are blooming, the first red-winged blackbirds have returned and seasonal businesses are planning their 2021 re-openings. And as of Sunday, we’ll have an extra hour of daylight at the end of the day. (Remember to turn your clocks ahead on […]

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The Oyster and The Pearls: Island Time, February 25

February 25, 2021

Congratulations to everyone who has soldiered through January and February on Martha’s Vineyard (or anywhere) – during a pandemic! Monday is March 1, unbelievably. And in the spirit of fresh starts, your Island Time newsletter is introducing a lively addition to our regular preview of events and activities on the Vineyard. Starting today, Island Time […]

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Island Time, January 28: Looking Good!

January 28, 2021

First things first: The moon is full tonight. Down here at Island level, the next two weeks offer an engaging mix of indoor, outside and online activities and events — museum shows, craft workshops, movies and a brand-new hiking trail, to name a few. Find them all in the The Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar and […]

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Island Time, January 14-27: Lighter and Brighter

January 14, 2021

We’re already halfway through January, days are getting longer (and lighter!), and spending time outdoors on the Vineyard is a winter balm. Take a guided hike or just explore on your own. Or stay curled up inside by the fire and enjoy virtual Island Bingo or a virtual concert. For more activities, check out The […]

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Island Time, Dec. 31 to Jan. 5: Goodbye and Hello

December 31, 2020

A year like no other is drawing to a close at last. Whew! How will you say so long to 2020 and hello to 2021? We checked the The Complete Martha’s Vineyard Calendar for some appealing ways to ring out the old and get busy enjoying the new. Happy New Year!   Make a Wish […]

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