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Island Time, January 10-12: Counting the Days

January 10, 2019

Lately, the evening light show has been fantastic. There is a moment when you look out the window and notice that the sky has turned a rather eerie yellow color. But soon it softens to a ripe peachy glow. You walk out into the street, or if you can, hop in your car and zip […]

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January 3: A Clean Slate

January 3, 2019

And so the story begins: Life on an island seven miles out to sea, circa 2019. At 12:00 a.m. Monday night, nothing changed and everything changed. That is the good news. We still have this beautiful, quirky, unique place we call home (whether we live here all year or for only part of it), and […]

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December 27 – 31: Six Things To Do This Holiday Weekend

December 30, 2018

Here we are at the bottom of 2018, with five days left until we reboot. While most of us may welcome 2019 with open arms, it’s nice to suspend real life for a few days during this extended holiday. We can think about goals and resolutions next week.   It will be a quiet weekend […]

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December 20: May Your Days Be Merry and Bright

December 20, 2018

At this point, every Who in Whoville is ready for some of those mocha eggnog breakfast buns at the ArtCliff Diner. Move over, Mr. Grinch. We need a break from the shopping and ugly sweater parties. Actually, we’d like a little more sunlight, too. But that’s coming; tomorrow is the shortest day of the year, […]

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December 13: Favorite Things

December 13, 2018

There are good things (thank you Martha Stewart) and favorite things (thank you Maria von Trapp), but no matter what you call them, we’ve got them. Last weekend’s parade and all of the Christmas in Edgartown festivities were only the start of a list of reasons why December is a wonderful time on the Vineyard. […]

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December 6: Wrap It Up

December 6, 2018

Here at the Gazette, we’ve picked our Secret Santas, decorated the office, printed our custom wrapping paper, and washed our 1955 red Chevy 3100 truck in preparation for Saturday’s parade — and our gift-wrapping open house afterwards. We are possessed with a childlike glee about the holidays—about Christmas in Edgartown festivities, about First Friday shopping […]

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November 29: Seeing Green

November 29, 2018

With a gap week between Thanksgiving and December first this year, we thought folks might hold off on putting up holiday decorations. We were wrong. A few extra days added to the holiday season became the best excuse ever to get things started early. Crossland Landscape got busy turning the lights on in Ocean Park. […]

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Island Time, Nov. 22 – 25: Switching Seasons

November 23, 2018

Some days, we wish we could go back in time. At other times, anticipation projects us madly into the future. We can’t wait for whatever it is — Christmas, summer, vacation, a date. Staying present is hard; making time stand still impossible. This weekend is a gift of time. It’s a long one; nearly everyone […]

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November 15: Rivalry Restored

November 15, 2018

After a year hiatus, the Island Cup is back! Pride and the coveted trophy are on the line as the Vineyarders, with coach Don Herman back at the helm, take on the Whalers this Saturday. The only bummer is that the game is on Nantucket. But for those die-hard fans interested in going, you can […]

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November 8: Until The Cows Come Home

November 8, 2018

This week we surged to the polls. We gathered together—all faiths—at the Hebrew Center for Shabbat services. We thanked some heroes, and said goodbye to some friends. We celebrated a life of public service. We went to the fall farmers market and we danced at the Barnraisers’ Ball. We kept each other company — something […]

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