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Hazy Shade of Winter

February 8, 2024

Punxsutawney Phil and Staten Island Chuck did their jobs last week, emerging from their burrows and greeting daylight. Both saw their shadows and there’s been much rejoicing at the prediction of an early spring. If you’ve been slow to indulge in wintertime pleasures such as movie nights, book clubs, or fiber arts, now’s the time! […]

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A Frosty Blanket

January 25, 2024

Baby, it’s been cold outside! But with temperatures projected to rise, it’s a good time to get back outside and enjoy the Island’s beauty. Be a Beach Befriender and help clean up the Oak Bluffs waterfront on Sunday, Jan 28. Or go inland on Sunday, Feb. 4 when the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank staff leads […]

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Welcome to Winter

January 22, 2024

Almost two weeks into the new year, how are your resolutions going? Pollsters say Jan. 12 is the day on which most people abandon their annual pledges. Hang tough, Islanders! If healthy habits are on your to-do list, a Winter Wellness Workshop today at the West Tisbury Library offers support to stay motivated. You can […]

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Reelin’ in the Year

January 21, 2024

Let’s drink a cup of kindness as the old year passes! Enjoy Chef Deon’s delicious soups available today and tomorrow at the West Tisbury Public Library as part of the annual Community Soup and Bread Lunch or team up your family for Black Dog Trivia Night on Friday. Then ring in the new year by […]

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Calm and Bright

December 22, 2023

After Monday’s walloping storm, the forecast looks calm and bright leading up to Christmas. That’s just the weather for outdoor walks with family and friends or a solo amble to reflect as the year comes to a close. Meander through Island Folk Pottery’s Sculpture Trail in Chilmark where you will find whimsical creatures in unexpected […]

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A Full Plate

December 3, 2023

Doesn’t it suddenly feel as if the holidays are fast approaching? Festive artisan markets are opening up: the World Market Holiday Pop-Up Shop is on at the Capawock in Vineyard Haven, Featherstone’s Holiday Gift Show is in full swing, and on Friday Island Made Holidays at Gayle Gardens opens. Don’t worry if you’re not ready […]

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Deck the Halls

November 30, 2023

You can ease into the holiday spirit this weekend with a concert or a decorating class – or go all in with fairs and festivals. The choice is yours. Our top picks include the Island Community Chorus annual holiday concert at the Old Whaling Church and the special edition of First Friday on the lawn […]

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Thank the Earth

November 26, 2023

Anyone with a connection to the Island has reason to be grateful this weekend. Maybe you’re thankful for the sight of a Squibnocket sunset, the electric thrill of a Dock Dance concert, the taste of Island-grown foods or the feel of handmade crafts. Whatever makes you glad to be on the land the Wampanoag people […]

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Walking In Their Footsteps

November 9, 2023

Who are your heroes? Perhaps they include friends or neighbors who left the security of the Island to serve their country. This Saturday, Nov. 11, Islanders will honor service people with Veterans Day commemorations. The music of bagpipes and bugles will fill the air in Oak Bluffs on Saturday morning when the annual Veterans Day […]

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Have a Ball

November 2, 2023

Wherever your feet take you this weekend – from the Strand Jam on Friday night to the Barn Raisers Ball on Saturday night – enjoy the Island in all its fall finery. And don’t forget to turn your clocks back: daylight savings time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday. Then grab all the sunshine you […]

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