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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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Island Time, April 5-7: Farm Fundraiser, Book Fair, Spring Concert

April 5, 2019

In a small community like the off-season Vineyard, hardly a week goes by when there isn’t some type of grassroots fundraiser on the calendar. It might be a potluck or a dance party or a sporting event. It might be that a business is donating a percentage of sales to a local organization, like Bunch of […]

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Island Time, March 28-31: Choose Joy

March 28, 2019

We’ve noticed on our up-Island jaunts that the critters are starting to poke their heads out of the barn. The oxen were grazing on Middle Road yesterday afternoon despite little to graze on. With the long days, hens are laying more, and eggs are plentiful. Baby chicks are arriving at the post office. On Facebook, […]

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Island Time, March 21-24: Spring Screening

March 21, 2019

In other places, March Madness or blooming magnolias signal the start of spring. Here, it’s the appearance of painters, roofers, and contractors, followed closely by landscapers and stonemasons. It seems that around every corner, there’s a ladder with someone atop it, a stack of shingles or paint supplies below. Despite the lack of leafy things, […]

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Island Time, March 15-17: In the Pink

March 14, 2019

On a recent visit to The Grey Barn and Farm in Chilmark we met a sheep named Cinna-bun, a cow named Donuts, and a dog named Ruby. We left with a piece of cheese called Bluebird. We stopped at 7aFoods for a Liz Lemon sandwich. Later in the week, we drove down Lambert’s Cove Road […]

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Row Your Boat

March 8, 2019

It seems we are now making headway, though we continue to row upstream. We capture an extra hour of evening light this weekend when Daylight Saving Time takes effect at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. Hurrah! Ospreys are returning to the Island, as are other migratory birds like red-winged blackbirds and tree swallows. A pansy was […]

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Island Time: February 28-March 3: Ten Things To Do This Weekend

February 28, 2019

The windows and doors rattled and shook in the old house Monday night, keeping the occupants of the former summer cottage on the north shore awake and on guard. Outside, the roar of the wind was deafening, a small dog stumbled to get her footing, and the cold seeped through the lining of a parka […]

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