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Wine and Roses

October 21, 2021

A carpet of leaves on the cobblestones, the crisp outline of the Old Whaling Church against an azure sky, the low light sparkling on the harbor: Edgartown is dazzling right now. Take advantage of all the open parking spaces and stroll downtown with an eye to a bit of early holiday shopping. Be sure to […]

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Derby and Dahlia Days: Island Time, October 14

October 14, 2021

So maybe you’re not going kiteboarding this weekend, but you could try something you wouldn’t normally do: Watch the Derby weigh-in, take a tractor or wagon ride, or sign up for a fall outdoor photography class. Whatever you do, take advantage of every minute of this warm weather while we’ve got it. Then enjoy a […]

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By Day or By Night: Island Time, October 7

October 7, 2021

A long weekend stretches ahead with a holiday capping it off on Monday. The weather gurus tell us to watch for a mix of sun and clouds, to expect warm days and chilly nights. We’ll take it all – market shopping, farm tours and fun runs by day; drive-in movies, Met Opera live and the […]

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Feeling Festive: Island Time, September 30

September 30, 2021

We’re feeling festive this weekend, heading downtown for a block party in Vineyard Haven on Friday (First Friday!) and dancing in the streets on Saturday when LadyFest takes over Circuit Avenue and the Island’s best female musicians perform. We’ll shake things out with a hike to the Brickyardon Sunday. If you’re looking for something perfect […]

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In Vineyard Skies: Island Time, September 23

September 23, 2021

Welcome to fall on the Vineyard. If you’re new to year-round Island living, you might want to check out the Vineyard Gazette’s Tides and Weather page and give the All Outdoors and Vineyard Gardener columns a look. Read the Bird News; then see how the stars are aligned (and what time the sun sets) by […]

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Cast Away: Island Time, September 16

September 21, 2021

For most of the month of September, anglers have their days and nights blocked out for fishing the annual Derby. Those who choose to use these days a little differently are in luck because there are still many events and activities to enjoy on the Island this time of year. The Drive-In is still screening […]

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On the Wings of September: Island Time, September 9

September 9, 2021

It’s no accident that this week’s highlights on the Vineyard are mostly outdoors. Glorious sunshine and gentle breezes seem to beckon us out to fly a kite, tour a garden, or create our own outdoor adventures. Even the bits of rain here and there are refreshing and welcome; they don’t seem to bring the heavy […]

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All Aboard! Island Time, Sept. 2

September 2, 2021

A three-day weekend on the Vineyard is summer’s last gift before we move into fall. It’s true that we have the Derby, the MV Oyster Fest, the Wind Festival and more to look forward to in the coming weeks, but they don’t quite have the laid-back vibe of digging your toes in the sand or […]

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The Fast Lane: Island Time, August 26

August 29, 2021

Hey there, have you heard it’s the last week of August? With summer speeding by, why not shift into slow motion this week to savor the beauty of the Island? Visit the newly completed Cooke House Legacy Gardens in Edgartown. Take a guided tour of Polly Hill Arboretum. Listen to live music in Ocean Park. […]

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The Fair! The Full Moon! The Flowers!

August 19, 2021

This weekend, our Oyster columnist Alex Bullen Coutts is going all in on the Fair (see below). We think she’s got the right idea, but we might also sneak in a few art shows, do some kayaking or hiking, and spend some time at the beach. But wait, there’s sunflower-picking to do, too! And what […]

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